Symbian Foundation Shutting Down Dec 17

The sad demise of Symbian, the recently open-sourced OS, is growing sadder still with news that the Symbian Foundation, which hosts its online presence is to shut down on December 17. Websites and online presence will be pulled and the Symbian Foundation has announced that the source code will be taken offline and only be accessible by arrangement.

The Foundation is slowly shutting up shop and even withdrawing its Facebook and Twitter feeds, according to Bill Ray over on The Register. For the moment at least Symbian Signed will continue but its future is not looking bright.

Symbian has lost out to Qt which has been wholeheartedly taken up by Nokia which sees its future in the Meego platform, even though Qt supports Symbian as well as Meego. It’s a gloomy day for Symbian and it doesn’t look likely that there’s any way back for the mobile operating system so its end now seems inevitable.

For more on this go to theregister.co.uk. What are your thoughts on the passing of Symbian? We’d welcome your comments so please do send them in.