Samsung Not Dropping Symbian After All?

Posted: Nov 12 2009, 11:49am CST | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 5:26pm CDT, in News | Technology News

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Yesterday we reported on news that Samsung was dropping Symbian in order to focus more development time on their new bada operating system. Despite the fact that this information came from Samsung senior VP Don Joo, it does not appear to have been accurate. Mobile Burn reports that they contacted Samsung's Seoul headquarters, who denied this comment.

Samsung HQ stated that the original Digitimes rumor was "not in line with Samsung's smartphone strategy". They went onto reassert their membership in the Symbian foundation, and that they plan to continue their 'multi-OS' strategy. I think this will probably turn out to be a good idea. I don't have particularly high hopes for bada.

I think Samsung would be much better served by taking a leaf out of Moto's book. They should pick two or three operating systems to support heavily moving forward. The marketplace is already crowded with OS ideas. Unless Sammy has something really unique and groundbreaking to add to the world, I don't think they have much hope of gaining serious market share. Of course, Samsung could surprise us and have a brilliant, paradigm-changing plan for bada. If that's the case, I'll be the first in line to apologize for doubting them.

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