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Nokia confirms it is hiring for the production of new consumer products

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Nokia confirms it is hiring for the production of new consumer products
Last week, we told you about a number of job listings posted by Nokia on LinkedIn, that hinted at Android powered devices in the company's future. The ads were looking for engineers, designers and camera specialists. One listing was for a mobile photography engineer, with experience writing camera drivers for Android. As we noted, the group seeking the new employees is the same group that is responsible for the Nokia  Z launcher.

Today, Nokia's Senior Vice President of Strategy, Sebastian Nyström, sent out a tweet to confirm that the company is hiring as it develops new products. A look at some of the job listings indicates a very ambitious plan has been hatched, and it could include a new line of (Android) phones or tablets.

"Nokia is establishing a new businesses built on Nokia innovation, focusing on physical and digital products and services for consumers directly or through other customer companies. We have already identified a number of product opportunities where we can make a difference in the market in areas aligned with our vision and where our brand makes a difference, and we continue to look for new opportunities where we can win."-Nokia job posting

Will Nokia be able to start again from scratch? It does own a large number of patents and still owns HERE maps, so it is a possibility.

Nokia confirms that it is looking to hire for the production of new consumer products

Nokia confirms that it is looking to hire for the production of new consumer products


source: NPU

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posted on 05 Aug 2014, 15:59 16

1. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Yes!!!!!!!!

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 16:06 8

4. Beijendorf (Posts: 339; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


Exactly the words I screamed when reading the article! IT'S HAPPENING!!
http://i.imgur.com/vwMin.gif

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 16:24 5

10. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Biggest or best news of 2014 so far IMO.

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 22:32 3

37. draconic1991 (Posts: 195; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


OMG... Maybe its a Nokia dslr... O please also make a dslr nokia......

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 08:58 1

51. akki20892 (Posts: 3900; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Not yes....."ohhh Yesssss"

Bring it on nokia, Nokia N10 powered by Android L

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 16:02 5

2. Liveitup (Posts: 1798; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Yes Nokia go ahead and do it. At least now the idiots will see just how your Android products wouldn't have saved you, Samsung and the LG and others Android OEM will make sure of that .

Even so the thought of Google owning everything years from now sounds like a bad idea for consumers.

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 16:04

3. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2047; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


I don't think they'll implement anything to do with Google's Android.

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 16:11 10

5. Beijendorf (Posts: 339; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


One of the biggest hindrances for Nokia was the constant software delays from Microsoft. With Android or a similar open OS, they can develop and release new hardware a lot faster.

Microsoft keeps dropping the ball. It's like that clumpsy fat kid that gets picked last for the middle school sports teams.

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 16:14 1

6. elitewolverine (Posts: 5076; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


delays? relying on open source to fix a slow ecosystem in and of itself speaks of 'delays'.

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 16:35 5

14. sgodsell (Posts: 3224; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Delays of course, which also include innovative technology and ideas as well. That's why the majority of the world looks at WP as always playing catch up to Android. This is the gospel truth.

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 17:23 4

20. colinkiama (Posts: 59; Member since: 23 Nov 2013)


It's quite unfair to expect WP to catch up to android. If you compare WP to iOS, it makes more sense since they are both closed platforms. iOS and WP can never catch up to android in terms of features and innovations due to the way android is made.

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 16:37 5

15. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Define "Slow Ecosystem"?
Curious to how you tie open source an slow together.

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 16:25 1

11. billgates (banned) (Posts: 555; Member since: 29 May 2014)


You speaking with experience with that last part?

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 17:12 3

19. Liveitup (Posts: 1798; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


You do realise that timely updates are one of the advantages of a closed operating system as opposed to an open operating system. Android as an OS is way behind when it comes to updates. Look at how many Android devices are running Android latest official OS then take a look at WP, you will see WP is way better.

I don't get how MS is like the fat clumsy kid because judging on what you stated it will seems like its Android that is clumsy in terms of that issue.

"One Android" and Material UI is playing catch up to "One experience" and Modern UI.

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 17:45

23. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


You are correct that android is dogged by oem/carrier slow downs getting updates out.
I stand corrected here.

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 04:07

47. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2071; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


I think the biggest bottleneck for Nokia was in fact their laggy Symbian OS & later, their poor marketing of their new Lumia phones. And I agree with you on the point that Microsoft were initially slow at pushing out updates to WP feature and hardware support wise. But now their really serious about their mobile OS and with their newer updates, MS shouldn't be underestimated in the smartphone land.

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 16:33 2

13. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Look at Nokia now and before it was making WPs. If Nokia had picked Android, they would still probably be making smartphones.

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 18:56

30. joey_sfb (Posts: 5335; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Its not a fair assessment and you know it. Its been 5 years from their commanding global market share of 47% Symbian back in 2009 to WP8 2% global market share.

The true blue Nokia ship has completely been deserted to either iOS or Android.

Deep inside me i still hope the true Nokia would release a high end Android phone. But not the baste-rise Elop's Nokia but the Finland's Nokia.

http://www.gsmdome.com/iphones-market-share-doubles-in-one-year-smartphones-sell-like-hot-cakes-in-2009

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 19:08

32. joey_sfb (Posts: 5335; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


WP8 fans please review the chart to learn the true. Back in 2009 i was using both Window Mobile and Symbian.

Window Mobile still has 9% i wonder why its much lower now....Microsoft has planted Elop the traitor in Nokia and true Nokia fans could sense it and flee the sinking ship. Look at Android then only 4%

Look like Microsoft under hand technique has backfire and cost them market share.

I am slightly disappointed that Elop didn't get to be Microsoft new CEO. they deserve each other!

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 23:05

39. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 724; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)


You do realise that 99.999% of smartphone buyers have no conception of Microsoft as a "treacherous" company; they go for user experience and to a certain degree simply go with the flow. WP was slow in gaining momentum, so iOS took over from Symbian, and by 2012 Android offered a more flexible (if not better) experience and was starting to define the flow instead of iOS...

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 03:24

45. joey_sfb (Posts: 5335; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


You are right there are many ways to look at this things. All ways lead to Android having 84% and WP having a decreasing marketshare.

Let have another update in 2015.

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 04:03

46. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2071; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Samsung is on a sharp decline. So Nokia will have to put up with LG, Apple and Microsoft for marketshare. Still, I don't think Nokia will be able to gain much from producing Android phones. Most people don't want a Nokia, and those who do want a Nokia smartphone tend to show interest towards the Lumia line. In any case, I can't wait for the HTC W8. I think I'm ready to move to a WP other than a Lumia.

posted on 07 Aug 2014, 08:58

54. tasior (Posts: 265; Member since: 04 Nov 2012)


You actually want people to fail, so You can proove Your point?

What is wrong with You?

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 16:15

7. rd_nest (Posts: 1591; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


And in other news, Earth moves round the Sun!

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 16:16 2

8. Settings (Posts: 1467; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Wait, is it the Nokia that whats left out or is it Nokia by Microsoft?

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 00:46

42. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1178; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


It's nokia nokia the one in finland !

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 16:20

9. lucid.brat (unregistered)


I guess it may be for nokia watch or glass...

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 16:28 3

12. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Cool!.. Can't wait to see what they come out with!

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 16:38

16. realjjj (Posts: 361; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)


Thre is nomention of phones and tabs and you really shouldn't assume that they are targeting that anytime soon.
But they could go for glasses , in car systems and so on.

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 16:46

18. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


That is still a win for consumers an OEM as I bet Nokia made Android sells well.
I'm all for it, might even lay down Nexus to being second fiddle to a decent Nokia made device.
No reason in other words not to hope or drive net interest up a yard stick or three to support them.

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 18:19 1

27. Liveitup (Posts: 1798; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


No its not no matter the Android OEM they all still run Googles services as part of the deal with Google, its not a win for consumers, its more or less a false choice.

A win is a completely different eco system.

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 19:18

33. joey_sfb (Posts: 5335; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


With only 2% global market share, Its anything but WP8

I for one like to follow the 4% to 84% eco system rather then a 9% to 4% now 2%.

With XiaoMi and other budget brands uprising very soon we will not even bother to mention WP8. Hopefully your one Windows the one replacing WP8 completely will be able to save you.

Me i follow the leading market share eco system period. No quarrel about that.

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 23:08

40. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 724; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)


That's the attitude that earned Apple-customers the nickname "sheep"... Why not choose the OS that gives you personally the best experience?

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 04:58

48. joey_sfb (Posts: 5335; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


I have used a lumia 625. Its a s**tty experience compare to Android. I didn't realise Microsoft is copying iOS in term of user restriction. iOS i can accept due to the quality of apps. WP8 is restrictive, no apps and when they do get apps is normally of a lower quality and functionality. Take the game order and chao for example its suck compare to iOS and Android version

Worst possible mobile OS! However i am open to try Microsoft next mobile OS release. Hope its better and give user more flexibility.

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 07:11

49. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2071; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Since when is 250,000 apps nothing? Why don't you go and enjoy your Android phone idiot? And let the thinking and criticising be done by us WP fans and users?

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 07:22 1

50. joey_sfb (Posts: 5335; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


When do WP fans ever face reality and have ever made fair comment on their beloved WP platform.

You talk s**t about Android and i will be here to remind you that it's raining s**t in WP land!

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 16:38

17. colinkiama (Posts: 59; Member since: 23 Nov 2013)


The Nokia Here-o lool

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 17:27

21. frizodanizzo (Posts: 8; Member since: 01 Aug 2014)


I highly doubt android phones are going to be the main focus at Microsoft.

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 17:39 1

22. domfonusr (Posts: 384; Member since: 17 Jan 2014)


I hope that the non-Microsoft part of Nokia will do better with whatever they get into from here on out, but I am not convinced that it is a for-sure bet for success. First of all, I'm not convinced that they are going to start pumping out Nokia Android handsets - secondly, I'd almost rather hear that they are going back to making affordable feature phones for emerging markets, as they were so much more successful at that than anything else. If they ever sold Java-based S40 feature-phone handsets in the US again, I would be mildly tempted to buy one of those (if they came in a decent enough variety to offer me something I would like). Do we really know for sure that they are going to make handsets again? I haven't seen anything that convinces me of that... all I hear is a lot of hype about certain rumors.

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 17:49 3

24. marcski07 (Posts: 598; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)


please be phones, please be phones, please be phones.... :D

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 18:31

28. Liveitup (Posts: 1798; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Not until 2016 at the least. They have a binding deal with MS.

http://gadgets.ndtv.com/mobiles/news/nokia-cannot-use-mobile-brand-post-microsoft-deal-until-2016-422340

But seriously id like to see Nokia do it just so all those who blamed Elop etc and think Android will be Nokia savior be proved wrong.

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 18:43

29. marcski07 (Posts: 598; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)


yup, knew that already, right before the completion of acquisition of Nokia's device division, I was skeptical about it, I have a hunch that they'll be back at 2016, because the hint was already on the deal, so I hope I am right. :p

and maybe this hiring is preparation for 2016, besides you can't make a device on just one night. :p

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 22:50

38. juandante (Posts: 463; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


please stfu livitup. the problem is your name is already known on phonearena and we know that you are a hard troller.

posted on 07 Aug 2014, 08:12

53. tasior (Posts: 265; Member since: 04 Nov 2012)


Whether Android will be Nokia savior is still unknown, what is known with absolute certainty, is that WP was Nokia's doom. If You still don't see that, look here:
http://www.phonearena.com/news/Android-is-now-slightly-ahead-of-iOS-in-terms-of-web-traffic-Windows-Phone-still-close-to-the-bottom_id59027

and see how in 2014 WP is still beneath Symbian.

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 17:53 2

25. Awalker (Posts: 1394; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


It would be cool if they teamed with Google to make a Nexus device.

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 18:05 1

26. Alex123 (Posts: 241; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


Great news. That's what I've been waiting for. Do not make mistake again and go for android please

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 19:02 3

31. Tuxedo (Posts: 337; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)


Nokia smartphones are among the most attractive, they just need some Android openness...

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 21:52 1

35. AeroPrime (Posts: 175; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)


Everyone wants a google android Nokia but you know what so do I. A stock android Nokia will be great.

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 22:21 1

36. Darkerm (Posts: 308; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)


Nokia FTW :D

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 00:13

41. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 724; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)


I'd go with an Android-based Nokia if they kept some of the design elements of the Lumia-series; polycarbonate unibody, curved edges on the display, Clearblack and such. But only if they could manage a drastically changed UI! The horribly jumbled interface is what's most off-putting about Android. That, and terrible system drain, but it looks like they've managed to get the worst of this sorted...

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 01:44

43. bayhuy (Posts: 320; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


Refrigerators, please!

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 02:50 1

44. SIGPRO (Posts: 1371; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


Damn no Android please. revive Meego instead or even Symbian but make it up to date!

posted on 07 Aug 2014, 06:13

52. tasior (Posts: 265; Member since: 04 Nov 2012)


Good luck Nokia! I wish You best!

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