Sony Ericsson is the next mobile maker to stop making smartphones based on the Symbian operating system. The Finnish mobile manufacturers have decided to focus on Google’s Android operating system for its smartphones. Apart from Nokia, Sony Ericsson has been the biggest supporter of Symbian over the past decade.
Symbian remains the most popular smartphone operating system in the world, but it has been losing market share to rival platforms such as Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS, used in its iPhone. It mainly reflects that the Symbian platform struggles to match the sophistication of the iPhone and smartphones featuring Android.