Nokia Ovi Files will be discontinued

We’ve received an official email fro Nokia announcing that the company is discontinuing Ovi Files – the service which allows you to remotely access files on your PC or Mac computer.

The service will be discontinued on October 1, but Nokia already advises users to uninstall the Ovi Files Connector from their computers (no files will be lost after the service is discontinued).

Nokia doesn’t provide a direct substitute for Ovi Files, but it says that “you will still be able to share content between your phone and PC using another Nokia product, Nokia Ovi Suite.”

This is not the first time when Nokia gives up on an Ovi service: it also did it with Ovi Mail and Ovi Chat. That’s time and money wasted, so Nokia will probably be way more careful on what projects it’s getting involved into from now on.

More info here at Nokia

Author: Florin

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  • http://jaxx89.myopenid.com/ Jaxx89

    and i cannot use the word “”quit”” in caps in comments…it just posts the comment as soon as i type it…..weird

  • http://jaxx89.myopenid.com/ Jaxx89

    Another reason to STOP USING NOKIA and time to change.

  • Marcus Christopher McFann

    If you read into the email, they’re actually just embedding the feature into Nokia Ovi Suite. I like that idea better, and don’t consider it “giving up” on a service if they just make it part of their software instead of a service.

    Read again: ““you will still be able to share content between your phone and PC using another Nokia product, Nokia Ovi Suite.””

    Just like Ngage ended, but not Ovi gaming or multiplayer gaming, the experience may just become more a part of something else. We’ll just have to wait and see.

  • Kris

    The email says “Ovi Files simply creates an ‘online mirror’ of the files saved on your Windows PC or Mac”, and Nokia makes no further mention of this feature when referring to what OVI Suite can do. So yes, it does appear Nokai are “giving up” on this particular service.

  • Kris

    And by “online mirror” I’m taking this to mean stored on an internet server, not just a file sync between a PC and a phone.

  • http://www.staska.net Staska

    Yop de dup de doo

    Nokia found it’s way and closed another failing service. I hope they will
    figure what they do well (e.g. Maps) and focus on that.

    As for: ““you will still be able to share content between your phone and PC
    using another Nokia product, Nokia Ovi Suite.””

    Ahem, until this, all through QT and stuff – you did great, if a bit
    fanboyish. But now… sht… Seems that you never can admit that Nokia
    screwed up before they do so.

    I mean OVI Suite – a bug farm of a program, and to compare it to limited
    cloudsyncin… ?… And a vague promise…

  • Marcus Christopher McFann

    I was just making sure not to report anything without confirmation. But it seems they are shelving the service. I’d have preferred they bought or merged with another service like Drop Box or such. Guess the Avvenue assets will have to emerge somewhere else.

    Good that they stop wasting time on fruitless endeavors, but I don’t think it was pushed hard enough or embedded into the OS well enough. Web access should’ve been ditched for a file browser embedded client.

    Staska, you obviously don’t read my blog posts much. I regularly rant against Nokia’s silly decisions. I just go with my knowledge of the situations. I’m totally shocked at this one, since it worked and just wasn’t publicised enough.