Samsung and the Symbian platform has had a pretty good relationship so far. The mobile operating system mostly associated with Finnish phone maker Nokia has helped Samsung rake in some additional handset sales while the Korean-based phone manufacturer has, in turn, contributed to the dominance of the Symbian platform in the mobile OS wars.

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However, according to HM Investment Securities, the honeymoon will be over by 2011, the year when Samsung will stop making Symbian-powered handsets. They’ve plotted out Samsung’s OS roadmap for the next couple of years, and aside from Symbian getting the booth, their Windows Mobile-based line-up will also be significantly trimmed down. This is a direct result of their growing Android collection, 10 of which will debut next year, and the launch of their own Linux-based OS. As you can see in the chart above, by 2012, Symbian will completely be out of the picture and Windows Mobile will just be a meager 20% of their entire smartphone line-up.

We’re not too sure how reliable and accurate this report is, but if true, the future certainly doesn’t look bright for the Symbian platform with Samsung leaving their active roster.

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