Nokia pulls the plug on Ovi Files

2 Sep

Nokia has seemingly given up the ghost on its cloud storing service, Ovi Files. Launched a few years ago, it had seemed a decent attempt at using the Web/cloud to access information from either a desktop or a handset (of course, it worked only with Nokia devices), but had not really been able to match the likes of Dropbox, which worked across more devices and were, to be painfully blunt, a lot easier to use. So after leaving it simmering on the backburner for a while, Nokia has finally that enough is enough and has sent all Ovi File users a mail telling them that the service would be ending on October 1.

In what might seem to be a sad irony, the company which started the service as a cloud storage option has now told users that “You will still be able to share content between your phone and PC using another Nokia product, Nokia Ovi Suite,” even while conceding that “this is not a direct substitute for Ovi Files as Nokia Ovi Suite requires a wired connection between your PC and mobile device.” Exactly. Rest in peace, Ovi Files. You were a decent service while you lasted.

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