20 Oct 2010
In a video interview with GigaOm last year - re-posted today – Williams claimed that handset makers such as Motorola, HTC and Samsung were upset by the way Google was disrupting the value chain and pointed out that Samsung, Nokia and Sony Ericsson were all using Symbian.
Says GigaOm: “In the year since we spoke with Williams, it’s become clear that Android has the momentum in the market, and Symbian just doesn’t yet have the firepower to challenge that.
“If you don’t believe me, just ask the companies mentioned in the interview that have either dropped the platform or never even used it in the first place. They’re still around, still making money and still embracing Android.”