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

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.

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.

source: NPU



1. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012


4. Beijendorf unregistered

Exactly the words I screamed when reading the article! IT'S HAPPENING!!

10. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Biggest or best news of 2014 so far IMO.

37. draconic1991

Posts: 200; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

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

51. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Not yes....."ohhh Yesssss" Bring it on nokia, Nokia N10 powered by Android L

2. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 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.

3. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

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

5. Beijendorf unregistered

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.

6. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

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

14. sgodsell

Posts: 7533; Member since: Mar 16, 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.

20. colinkiama

Posts: 60; Member since: Nov 23, 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.

15. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

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

11. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

You speaking with experience with that last part?

19. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 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.

23. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

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

47. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 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.

13. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

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

30. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 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.

32. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 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!

39. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 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...

45. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 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.

46. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 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.

54. tasior

Posts: 265; Member since: Nov 04, 2012

You actually want people to fail, so You can proove Your point? What is wrong with You?

7. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

And in other news, Earth moves round the Sun!

8. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

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

42. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

It's nokia nokia the one in finland !

9. lucid.brat unregistered

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

12. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

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

16. realjjj

Posts: 375; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

18. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 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.

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