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Nokia job listing hints at Android in the future

0. phoneArena 30 Nov 2012, 12:42 posted on

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...

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posted on 30 Nov 2012, 12:49 6

1. husfus (Posts: 62; Member since: 21 Oct 2012)


What about meltemi?

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 12:59 8

4. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Good point. I updated the article to reflect that Nokia killed Meltemi back in June.

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 20:10

58. smartphone (Posts: 160; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


Or may be it has to do something with the Nokia Air concept that was leaked months ago and their future disruption with mobile cloud computing.

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 10:23

81. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


I'd be surprised if Nokia actually made an android device, even I can't see that!

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 19:02 1

53. MeoCao (unregistered)


I really doubt that Nokia will cooperate with Google to make Android phones, but Android is possible.

Nokia has a everything for a full ecosystem: maps, music, apps... This is too much to throw away.

But I can see they go Amazon way and take a version of Android and develop their own OS from it.

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 12:56 21

2. drahmad (Posts: 480; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


they should better com up with a dual boot phone (android+wp)

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 13:49 12

21. xtroid2k (Posts: 521; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)


Why would you thumb this dude down. That is genius I would buy a dual boot phone. Android plus WP, no brainer for me. Top notch Hardware, yup that would be the day.

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 15:11 7

39. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


I would buy one, too.

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 16:17 3

46. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; Member since: 17 May 2009)


I love that idea...+1 sir!

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 19:21 4

55. dickwyn (Posts: 621; Member since: 07 May 2012)


triple boot with meego, android and wp

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 20:37

62. Aeires (unregistered)


I'm still waiting for a good dual boot Android & Ubuntu phone.

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 12:56 4

3. georgecm (Posts: 3; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Or Tizen or Sailfish or Ubuntu at last?

Nokia is not going to test Android, because it doesn't fit with the philosophy of the Finlands...

It seems more possible to create a new OS, than to step back to Android.

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 13:00 12

5. drahmad (Posts: 480; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


new os? do you realize how much efforts it would require? i am pretty darn sure nokia isn't that stupid.

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 13:27 3

13. Aeires (unregistered)


Agreed, getting a new mobile OS built is tremendous work. Even Samsung admitted it wasn't an easy task. I'm sure they did consider Android and MS at the same time and decided with MS having less OEM's, it would be easier to take off there. If they ever did make an Android handset though, I'd buy one.

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 14:21

29. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


It would go perfect with their philosophy if they make a Maemo-looking interface : )

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 14:57

32. wendygarett (unregistered)


Isn't the Jolla team know more on Linux stuff?? Just re-recruit them lol

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 13:02 7

6. kurejikame (Posts: 12; Member since: 27 Jun 2012)


I think Nokia would do quite well with Android, and be able to offer a lot. I would say the 2 biggest downsides to Android phones in terms of hardware are their cameras and their build quality. If I remember correctly, the 920 took quite a beating and did quite well against it. A lot of the newer Android phones are very fragile and crack very easily. You shouldn't be dropping your phone, but hey it most likely it'll happen and it'd be nice to have it survive. Also, while the camera department is improving, Pureview would be a much appreciated and welcomed feature.

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 15:03

36. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


Build quality and cameras differs based on manufacturers. I'm sure if Nokia goes with Android, they will have their own camera with own build quality.

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 13:02 9

7. ZexyZahid (Posts: 11; Member since: 25 Nov 2012)


Android + Nokia = Awesome :-)

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 13:09 1

8. Shino (banned) (Posts: 196; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)


Dear PA, I told you million times - hire educated people! You only make fun of yourselves now. In case your draftsman didn't know Symbian is a Linux based OS, much more than Android is. Now please, fire 50% of your monkeys and post some job offers, this time make sure you do not hire cotton harvesters from Hindunesia. :)

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 13:14 9

9. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


mate your need an attitude adjustment, besides why arent you doing this job if its so easy. bet your educational level aint half what they have. maybe P.A should do an article on whinny muppets you can be the star

seriously look at yourself before you show attitude to others

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 13:29 3

16. Aeires (unregistered)


You can make a point without the insults. In fact, it'll be received as well.

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 13:44 3

20. almiki (Posts: 5; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


Symbian is Linux huh? Are you thinking of Meego?

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 13:54

25. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/MeeGo

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 13:53

24. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Show proof or your argument is invalid

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 15:48 11

44. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


We do our research. Symbian is based on the EPOC kernel. Android uses the Linux kernel. Therefore, you are wrong, and you have no reason to be such a jerk.

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 13:24 5

12. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


If they had switched to android I would have had great combination of
android+Nokia offline maps =great advantage
But it is already late..... bye bye Nokia

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 13:28 3

15. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


already late...hmm weird the 920 seems to be doing well, plus everyone even most fanboys acknowledge nokia are excellent for build quality and a good 2 years ahead when it comes to camera's

and even if you dont like it, wp8 is gaining traction and has fix most of what 7 was missing/lacking

but you wont like that, insted you will have a tantrum they didnt choose android first

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 14:58 2

33. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


It's simple: no, numbers show you are not true :-)

posted on 30 Nov 2012, 13:32 2

17. Aeires (unregistered)


Nokia isn't going anywhere, their phones are too solid for them to close the doors. It would take a monstrous effort to get back to where they used to be, but anything is possible. Just because you probably don't like W8 doesn't mean Nokia is in trouble.

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