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...
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27. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 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.

33. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 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.

40. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

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

48. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 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.

49. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 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?

50. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 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!

17. colinkiama

Posts: 60; Member since: Nov 23, 2013

The Nokia Here-o lool

21. frizodanizzo

Posts: 8; Member since: Aug 01, 2014

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

22. domfonusr

Posts: 1070; Member since: Jan 17, 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.

24. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

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

28. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 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.

29. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 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

38. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

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

53. tasior

Posts: 265; Member since: Nov 04, 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.

25. Awalker

Posts: 1962; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

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

26. Alex123

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

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

31. Tuxedo

Posts: 356; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

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

35. AeroPrime

Posts: 175; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

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

36. Darkerm

Posts: 322; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

Nokia FTW :D

41. ManusImperceptus

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

43. bayhuy

Posts: 320; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

Refrigerators, please!

44. SIGPRO

Posts: 2810; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

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

52. tasior

Posts: 265; Member since: Nov 04, 2012

Good luck Nokia! I wish You best!
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