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Mobilarian/Symbianize is officially shutting down for good

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After proving its strong staying power that lasted more than a decade—even outlasting the likes of Friendster, MySpace, Multiply,—Mobilarian, formerly known as Symbianize, is finally closing its doors this time, for real.

Originally founded in 2006 as Symbianize, the platform has grown to become the Philippines’ go-to site on all things of interest, especially technology and software. 

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Although some may accuse the platform as a hub for piracy, no one who participates in the overall scheme generates money in it. The platform itself has strict guidelines against revenue-making that borders on piracy. Everything is just laid out for free. 

Part of the Symbianize’s then-ongoing prominence boiled down to two things—the ability to inquire on many things and get responses from the community as well as the level of adherence everyone practices while in the forum. Essentially, it is both open and rigid at the same time.

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Symbianize’s longstanding presence was originally pronounced to be cut short back in 2018 when the platform announced its “closure.” But the move turned out to be a step to just rebrand the forum to Mobilarian, subtly hinted with a hashtag, “#ChangeIsComing?”

All is fine and good for Mobilarian and its 1.4 million registered users following the rebranding, until 2020 came and the pandemic it brought with it. While the spreading disease is its overarching theme, part also of the change with the disastrous year is the disruption of the normal which paved way to the “new normal”.

However, this new standard of “normalcy” is not without its repercussions to society. Let alone to the platform, Mobilarian, which no longer sees sustainability in light of the lifestyle change.

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To many’s disbelief, this motion might seem like a prank to stir the community for response. But we are already way beyond April for an “April Fool’s” joke and the upcoming Halloween, despite its quirks, is not it—the situation, however dismaying, is indeed real. Mobilarian’s own admin even took the position of the bearer of the bad news via a post to confirm it.

Consequently, as of yesterday, October 17, 2020, Mobilarian is officially closed down. While the site will remain accessible, which the admin claims will be the case for as long as possible, users will no longer be able to make new posts in it. 

It truly is a hard thing to swallow. But, as they say, even good things must come to an end. Mobilarian has just proved that to be the case, breaking the hearts of many.

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  1. thank you for this tribute article, Im a member since 2009 and this is sad, the site is a part of my routine, it is like losing your home, :(

  2. HELLO MGA KA PINOY GEEKS , SINCE I WAS A TEEN AGER MARAMI AKONG NABASA SA MGA TAMBAYAN NA ITO AT NATUTUNAN NAPAKALAKING BAGAY NA I AMBAG NG MGA TAONG NASA LIKOD NITO ,,, MARAMING SALAMAT , BAGAMAT ISA ISA SILANG NAWALA , NAKAKA MISS DIN ANG ISA DYAN AY ANG SYMBIAN , SA TOTOO LANG DITO AKO NATUTU MAG FORMAT AT MARAMI PANG IBA DI KO NALANG BABANGITIN HEHEHEH, NAPAKA HUSAY NG GUMAWA NITO MARAMING NATIULONG AT NATUTUNAN , SANA BALANG ARAW AY MAKABALIK ANG MGA TAMBAYAN NA ITO ,, WELL IT REMINDS ME ABOUT ” TABO & MAC ” ALAM NYO NA YUN HAHAHAH.

    • Maraming Salamat sa Creator and admin.
      Marami akong natutunan at na Download sa Symbianize..
      Pero isa lang ang napatunayan ko..malibog at manyakis talaga mga pinoy.. Maraming nag-sstay sa site because of its A.Z(Adult Zone)isa na ako dun🤣 Pero since nug tinanggal yung A.Z parang nawalan na ng Bisita ang Mobilarian.nawalan ng Gana ang mga users. Talagang nakakapanghinayang ang Site.Nothing compare with All-in in one site.Sana may makagawa ulit ng katulad ng Sumbianize.. Mabuhay Kayo! SALUTE!

  3. I wasn?t expecting its shutdown. I tot jst internet conexon until i read this. Symbianize and mobilarian helpd me a lot and i’m thankful for all its posts. I’ve learn so many things. It’s jst like an online encyclopedia, everything u nid is there. Thank you and i’m forever grateful for its admin and the pipol behind its creation. God bles u ol

    • I started symbianize in 2009 back noong nagbabarko pa po ako. Ang daming ko pong na ltutunan d2, marami din downloads mga movies, apps, games at Xcetera na nawala ng mag mobilarian na hehe. Salamat po ng marami. Sana may tambayan pa din na katulad nito. TS here

    • I started symbianize in 2009 back noong nagbabarko pa po ako. Ang daming ko pong natutunan d2, marami din downloads mga movies, apps, games at Xcetera na nawala ng mag mobilarian na hehe. Salamat po ng marami. Sana may tambayan pa din na katulad nito. TS here

  4. Kung kailan nadelete ko lahat ng nadownload ko dito, at magdadownload sana ako ulit tsaka naman nawala. Thank you for everything symbianize/mobilarian ang tulong mo sakin.

  5. nakaka lungkot naman, thank you so much Symbianize/Mobilarian Forum. I hope na ung developer ay mag create ulit ng katulad ng platform neto.

    Symbianizer since 2013.

    • 😭😭😭 Ang laki ng natulong sa akin ng symbianize/mobilarian. Pagmay problema ako s cellphone 😭😭😭😭. Salamat mobilarian… Hindi ko na uli alam saan uli maghahanap pagmay problema ako sa cellphone ko.

  6. I’m amember since it was Symbianize. Thank you for everything na natutunan ko sa site na to. Hoping na sana mgkaroon ulit ng ganitong platform na madami kang matututunan.

  7. symbianize/mobilarian really helps me a lot when it come s to PC problems…Thank you! Been a member here since 2012..Again thank you And God Bless!

  8. salamat sau symbianize/mobilarian….. salamat sa mga tricks at mga downloadable movie and games…. i will miss you so much……member since 2007…. thank you and more and more thank you…..

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