News by Michael Oryl on Thursday November 12, 2009.
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Yesterday Taiwanese site DigiTimes was reporting that Samsung was dropping support for the Symbian OS smartphone platform for bada, Samsung's newly renamed proprietary feature phone platform that the company is opening up to developers in an effort to get smartphone functionality onto its feature phones. We contacted Samsung's Seoul headquarters directly for comment since we thought that DigiTimes' claim seemed dubious.
Samsung agreed, telling us that the DigiTimes article "is not it line with Samsung's smartphone strategy." Samsung gave us the following official statement regarding Symbian and its smartphone platform strategy:
Samsung is an initial member of Symbian Foundation and continues to cooperate with Symbian Foundation. At the same time, Samsung supports various existing open operating systems including Symbian, Linux, Android, and Windows Mobile. To provide more choices to meet consumers' many different tastes and preferences, we will continue our 'multi-OS' strategy. Our policy is to provide what consumers want when they need.