Nokia Says N-Series and S60 Will Still be Together in Future

Nokia has announced that Maemo will not 'replace' S60 in N-series devices.

It was just a couple of days ago that Nokia had sort of unofficially announced at an event that their all new N-series devices would come loaded with the Maemo OS and not the traditional Series 60 operating system. That is however not entirely true according to the latest reports.

The report printed an official response to that notion -

“While it is our policy not to disclose details of our product roadmap, we’d like to explicitly communicate that we remain firmly committed to Symbian as our smartphone platform of choice. Any speculation on what our 2012 roadmap, including operating systems and product branding, are completely premature.

As we have stated earlier, Nokia has multiple platforms to serve different purposes and address different markets. Symbian is more successful than ever in bringing smartphones to the masses. Maemo is our software of choice for devices based on technology that you’d typically find inside a desktop computer. It delivers a different user experience and enables us to widen the market we can address.”

It would seem like the Maemo marketing team got a little too excited and assumed that the N900 was going to be so popular that Nokia would simply say a fond farewell to S60 for future N-series devices. The situation may be a little too ‘premature’, but is it really inevitable? That’s the big question.

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