In the evening of January 24, Nokia announced a regrettable message: Discontinued Symbian smartphones, the 808 PureView released last year to become the swan song of this 15-year-old operating system.Symbian system was born in 1998, has just been born when the three giants of the phone industry, Ericsson, Motorola and Nokia for their support, Samsung, LG, Sony Ericsson and other manufacturers are starting to join. In 2000, the world’s first Symbian phone Ericsson R380 listed. In 2006, the world has more than 100 million Symbian phones.
However, it’s good luck ends here. In 2007, the Apple iPhone has revolutionized the mobile phone industry. Android incoming, so many vendors fled Symbian, Nokia has almost become only a production of the major vendors of Symbian phones. 2011, Nokia also barely announced comprehensive shift Windows Phone, and gradually give up the Symbian brand. Yesterday, Nokia announced the shutdown of Symbian phones, three years ahead of 2016 than previously announced discontinued.
What are the factors leading to the mobile phone industry, the Roman Empire, in a short span of seven years meltdown? Symbian’s defeat, defeat where is that?
The Apple iPhone was released in 2007, we all know its leather a lot of people’s life. The Asymco Horace Dediu said Apple to grab 73 percent of industry profits with Samsung to divide up the smartphone market 99 percent of operating profit – which means the addition of dozens of smart phone manufacturers only to see Apple Samsung meat, own soup .
The VisionMobile According to 2012 developers ecological survey report (love the range of children for the report, Chinese partners) to draw a chart, comparing the first quarter of 2012 and the first quarter of 2011, Apple and competitors’ sales, income and the power of profit changes, with “dry turn” to describe the iPhone is not an exaggeration.
Three information map is incremental sales, revenue, profits, Apple is how to dry down competitors. It should be noted that VisionMobile, only statistics within a year of change (2011-2012); Imagine, if comparing 2012 and 2007, the contents of the information on the map will be even more shocking.