Symbian, Nokia’s fave OS, isn’t disappearing just yet but things are changing behind the scenes. Today the Symbian Foundation, which was in charge of SDKs and signing apps, revealed that it will become a legal entity responsible for licensing software and other intellectual property, and Nokia will absorb everything else.
It’s not going to affect anything immediately but it is a big shift within the mobile industry. Nokia has been heavily criticised for not keeping up with Android and iOS, so this move could speed things up. Alternatively, Nokia may use this opportunity to kill the platform off but we doubt that’s going to happen soon as many of its phones run on Symbian.