[Loadstone] Future of loadstone after latest Nokia symbian announcement?

Shawn Kirkpatrick shawn at loadstone-gps.com
Tue Mar 29 02:45:40 BST 2011


This will all depend on how hard it is to move to these new phones. Support 
for symbian fifth edition is being worked on. I'm not sure about symbian^3 
(the version of symbian that uses qt I think) yet.

On Mon, 28 Mar 2011, Adhimoolam Vetrivel Murugan wrote:

> Besides, Nokia will be selling more phones before abandening the s60
> platform all together. However as I understand, the latest version of
> talks has been expanded to cover S3 platforms like the Nokia N8 and so
> on. so I am just wondering whether future versions of loadstone will
> include such models as well.
>
> Vetri.
>
> On 28/03/2011, Shawn Kirkpatrick <shawn at loadstone-gps.com> wrote:
>> Loadstone will continue on symbian for the forseeable future. Nokia can
>> change the opperating system on its phones but that doesn't change what's on
>> current users phones. From what I can tell it looks like Nokia is in a bit
>> of a panic so who really knows what'll happen.
>> If loadstone has to switch to another platform then that'll depend on what
>> platform has the best access technology. If that means we have to switch to
>> iphone or android or windows phone then that's what'll happen. This probably
>> won't happen for quite a while, the current and future symbian devices will
>> hang around for quite a while. This'll be especially true if there's no real
>> advantage to upgrading to the new devices or if the access technology takes
>> time to come up to speed.
>>
>> On Mon, 28 Mar 2011, Jared Stofflett wrote:
>>
>>> I was wondering what the future of Loadstone may be now that it looks
>>> like SYmbian is on life support and will no longer be put on new
>>> phones after 2012? See the following link for a discussion of Symbian
>>> end of life.
>>> http://www.i-programmer.info/news/83-mobliephone/2175-nokia-sends-open-letter-to-developers-about-the-future.html
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