Nokia job listing hints at Android in the future
This could be nothing, but it could be that Nokia is looking for a backup plan in case Windows Phone doesn't pan out. At least that's the best guess for why Nokia had posted a job listing that made it sound like Android might be in the future. As of now, it's just guesswork, but to be fair, we don't really know if there is a timeline attached to the Nokia/Microsoft partnership.
This all comes from the fact that Nokia had posted a job listing on LinkedIn for a "Principal Software Engineer, Embedded Linux Middleware". Hiring someone to oversee "embedded Linux device software and hardware drivers for our exciting new products” wouldn't be all that telling for some companies, but Nokia only makes smartphones. Had Nokia been a manufacturer that built TVs, it could mean something else, but in the smartphone world, the only Linux-based embedded systems of note are Android and webOS, especially since Nokia killed Meltemi back in June.
It's hard to imagine Nokia putting resources into webOS, so that really just leaves Android. Although, it is probably most likelynthat Nokia is working to bring its maps app HERE to Android rather than making any hardware. The listing has been made inactive since the first reports came out, so it's hard to say if anything will come of it, but we'll keep an eye out.