Nokia denies Symbian to be replaced by Maemo

Nokia has denied rumours swirling the internet that it is set to replace Symbian in its smartphones with the open source Maemo OS seen in its internet

Nokia has denied rumours swirling the internet that it is set to replace Symbian in its smartphones with the open source Maemo OS seen in its internet tablets.

The rumour mill started when the Financial Times Deutschland quoted a source close to Nokia describing Symbian as "too cumbersome to keep up with modern operating systems", and that it had to react.

However, Stuff.tv spoke to a Nokia spokesperson who has denied that claims, stating: "Nokia remains strongly committed to its current open OS software strategy for cellular devices, which is based on the world leading smartphone software on Symbian OS and will be based on the Symbian Foundation platfom".

She added: "This provides a mature and consistent platform for rich mobile devices and application development".

Although it denies Maemo will crop up in its phones, it still seems Nokia has big plans for the until recently, relatively unknown OS.

The phone giant has been involved with the platform for some time now but more heavily since its Intel partnership in June, and Maemo manager Quim Gil said in July that Nokia had plans to make the OS a "mainstream platform".

We'll be keeping our ears to the ground for the latest on this, but be sure to drop us a comment below to let us know what you think to the Symbian platform.

Via: TechCrunch