On April 5, 2011, Nokia released Symbian under a new license and converted to a proprietary shared-source model as opposed to an open source project. Symbian is an operating system (OS) and software platform designed for smartphones and currently maintained by Nokia. The Symbian platform is the successor to Symbian OS and Nokia Series 60; unlike Symbian OS, which needed an additional user interface system, Symbian includes a user interface component based on S60 5th Edition. (wikipedia)
Symbian seems to be losing steam, internationally, with the Nokia alliance with Microsoft to build on Window Mobile. Yet, it is very popular in Nigeria. That is what all our guys know how to do. Ovi is still the money tree.
But with time, Android will crush Symbian. Android is such a potent force that no one can stand on its way. In the whole of India and China, they are making good use of that OS. Even Blackberry better watch as they could be in trouble.
Now, for all the Nigerian Symbian developers, now is the time to start that migration. Symbian can disappear very soon and we suggest you take Android. Android has the momentum and is blessed by Google – the fun company. Come to Android and if you need training, there are some nice firms that can train you in Nigeria. Android is the roadmap to Nigeria’s mobile ecosystem with all these competitions going on.