With Nokia adopting Windows Phone 7 as the main platform, the fate of Nokia’s Symbian OS and MeeGo was uncertain. However, Nokia has come clean saying that both the platforms will continue to survive albeit both will have a different approach.
Symbian will now become a franchise platform to Windows Phone 7, which means Nokia could now use the Symbian platform for low and mid-range phones while using WP7 for high-end ones. Nokia expects to sell more 150m Symbian devices in years to come.
MeeGo on the other hand will now become an open-source mobile operating system project. Although Nokia will still launch a MeeGo-related product later this year, the platform will be used for “longer-term market exploration of next-generation devices, platforms and user experiences.”