Symbian is dead! No, wait, Symbian is not dead!

Symbian is dead! All hail Meego!

“Nokia’s premier range of devices, the N Series, will bid adieu to the Symbian operating environment and go MeeGo full time after the introduction of the N8. That’s what we’ve just heard directly from the Finnish horse’s mouth”

But wait!

“Nokia will naturally keep Symbian around — of course there’s a whole Symbian^4 to come — but will utilize it on more mass market devices as it seeks to push smartphones further down the product hierarchy.”

Argh!

Which platform do they expect application developers to focus on? The mass-market Symbian or the more powerful Meego? If people think Android fragmentation is bad they should remember: At least Google isn’t actively trying to fragment its own platform.