Despite a higher up confirming that Samsung will no longer support Symbian once the new Samsung Bada operating system launches, it looks like the company may have jumped the gun on that one. Now, Samsung is issuing a statement to a different tune, stating that it and the Symbian Foundation have not parted ways yet. Samsung will still be launching phones on multiple operating systems, including Symbian, Windows Mobile, Android, and the forthcoming Bada OS, which is internally developed by the company.
The official statement from Samsung is as follows:
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.