Is Nokia really ending support for MeeGo and Symbian on January one?
As Nokia said; “If you have Symbian and MeeGo content in the Nokia Store, it will continue to be available for download to customers, and you will continue to receive download and revenue reports as well as payouts for download content. However, starting January 1, 2014, you will no longer be able to publish any new content for Symbian and MeeGo.”
So Symbian and MeeGo side will continue its services until January 1st 0f 2014 but after 1st Jan you will not going to get further updates for your Symbian and MeeGo apps.
But as well, we know that there are countless loyal fans out there still using the handsets, probably right now they are being very vocal that the platform is effectively being switched off. It will not be easy to let it go away for developers on Nokia officially decision . Nokia have access to the traffic and download stats for their Stores, so will be aware of the volume of users till using the Stores for third party applications.
In the same way there a problem of certification will arise, as many higher functions require an app to be signed off by Nokia to appear in the app store and there capabilities will also not be available to the developers
The developers will certainly need to push their last updates to provide as much functionality as possible. On other side the developers and fans as well believing that it is being pushed towards retirement much faster than it needs to be. Certainly, this is going to make a cause for Symbian fans.
But don’t think its a Nokia end as Nokia still has the big plans for Windows phone apps too.