Nokia officially walks away from Symbian, MeeGo app support

That was it; we are officially closed. Thank you all for the past years!

— Symbian Signed Team (@SymbianSigned) January 2, 2014

Nokia’s plan to officially put an end to Symbian and MeeGo app support has been completed.

The company on Thursday announced on its Symbian Signed Twitter account that the end is officially here for all Symbian and MeeGo app support. Nokia announced in October that as of January 1, developers couldn’t offer up new apps to Symbian or MeeGo or update existing applications for those platforms. The move was designed to focus Nokia’s efforts on Windows Phone and its low-cost Asha line.

“With the growing business opportunities available on the Asha and Windows Phone platforms, we have been reviewing our developer content programs to see how we can maximize our support to you, our developers,” Nokia wrote in October. “As a result of this review, we have decided to focus our support and investment in new content toward Asha and Windows Phone.”

Symbian was once central to Nokia’s success. But as the iPhone and Android onslaught hit Nokia hard, the company decided to ditch Symbian and MeeGo and go with Windows Phone. Its Asha line, which has been in place for years, is central to the company’s efforts at appealing to developing countries.

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