updated 11:35 am EDT, Fri September 24, 2010
Sony Ericsson says Symbian dead after Vivaz
Sony Ericsson in a new interview put an end to any future plans for Symbian on its phones. New CTO Jan Uddenfeldt explained to Sweden's NyTechnik that his company had "no plans" to make Symbian phones after the existing Vivaz lineup. Most of its efforts are currently placed on Android, with a small amount of attention given to Windows Phone 7.
Symbian is already a minority of Sony Ericsson's mix, but the departure would be a significant wound to Symbian. It has been recast as an open-source project, but losing the phone manufacturer would leave Nokia as virtually the only phone designer using the OS. Samsung, the other major partner, is already downplaying Symbian in favor of Android and its own Bada. Nokia is also partly moving away, since the N9 and other Nseries phones will run on its own MeeGo.
The official Sony Ericsson stance still emphasizes three separate platforms. [via All About Symbian]