Nokia denies it is looking at Android

Nokia denies it is looking at Android
Forget it, forget it, forget it. No, no, no! Nokia's Media Relations fellow, Doug Dawson (no, he did not host Family Feud, that was RICHARD Dawson) emphatically put the kibosh on rumors that Nokia was taking a look at building hardware for the Android OS. What started the gossip was a job post in LinkedIn by the Finnish based handset manufacturer, seeking a "Principal Software Engineer, Embedded Linux Middleware," hiring someone to oversee "embedded Linux device software and hardware drivers for our exciting new products". Considering that the only Linux based major operating systems are Android and webOS, you can see how it would appear that Nokia had taken a sudden interest in the green robot.

On the other hand, we did point out that the listing could be for software engineers to help build a version of Nokia's HERE mapping app to Android. And as it turns out, that is exactly what Mr. Dawson revealed in a tweet that he send out on Sunday. Dawson said that the job listing is related to HERE Maps support for both Android and iOS and other platforms.

So all of you who had been hoping for an Android powered Nokia phone, forget it, at least for now. Nokia seems pretty content with Windows Phone, especially in light of the reception that the Nokia Lumia 920 has received so far.

source: @DougDawson via WMPoweruser



1. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

so keep going down

52. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

lol... android is not the world!! i will never live the world with all android!

59. MeoCao unregistered

Android is different from other OSes, it can be forked. One quite successful example is Amazon. That means Android will never be a closed and monopolistic force and any1 can "stand on the giant's shoulder" and make an even better thing. SS is moving in that direction and we can see they have a lot of interesting features for their own versions of Android. Many more are trying to do the same but the results are not as good as SS. Android = Freedom + Creativity Not just for only Google, it's for every1.

67. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

yeah, but still!!! i dont want to use android even a "forked" one!!! and besides, linux is free... and technically android is not the only linux!! MeeGo is a linux and a PURE ONE!!! android isnt since it is just linux-base! i'll choose MeeGo anytime!! thats why i consider the decision of nokia about MeeGo a huge loss!

62. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2510; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

And Windows Phone is not the world either. Any phone manufacturer that is smart knows you should want to offer a variety of devices with different designs, hardware, and software. Nokia has made some success with WP8, but imagine how much more successful they would be if they offered Android devices as well.

68. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

lol..did i say WP is the world? all i want is choices!! and android is not the real choice for manufacturer!! do you think other manufacturer that makes android as popular as samsung, sony etc?! they are even stuggling! even the "forked" android if kindle will die eventually after the 7" android of these companies will take off! if they want linux, they better buy that jolla! since meego is there software!!! and meego is linux! and im not rooting for WP actually..since the only differentiation of nokia is its apps and hardware! but i dont want them to go android! and the very reason why i choose to continue my support over RIM and BlackBerry since they are giving choices fo people! not everone will love android as you love it!

73. someones4

Posts: 628; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

you are clearly contradicting yourself... since when does rim offer choices? nokia will be the one offering choices if they offer both wp8 and android. The only oem doing that is samsung

74. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

because most people want RIM to go android as well...that why i support them that they continue their own software! that all company should do!!! just accept the fact that nokia will never go android!!! it is stated there "Principal Software Engineer, Embedded Linux Middleware" LINUX!!! and linux is not only android! again, its not even a pure one!!! linux is broad!! there's ubuntu, webOS, linux mint etc etc!! and meego is linux!! a pure one! so if i where nokia, i'll take back meego and continue meego!

80. someones4

Posts: 628; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

no one cares whether android is pure linux. it's about the possibility of nokia going android. also, you said you like rim because it provides choices. next you said that it's good for rim to stick with one os. please get your points coherent. you make a terrible debater.

94. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

lol..people does care!!! coz pure linux apps can run on any linuux OS! while android, you cant even run it on ubuntu! "also, you said you like rim because it provides choices. next you said that it's good for rim to stick with one os." by what i mean choice is that they stick to their own software..and that is the choice for people!! they give a choice that is not android! and that is BB10! you just dont get it!!!

72. Glim12808

Posts: 394; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

yeah right, like motorola, LG, Sony are making tons of money from Android LOL! Even HTC is now scraping the bottom with their Android offerings! LOL!

75. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

ikr!!! these companies dont make much on android! even samsung will bet on WP as well since apple wont stop sung them! about HTC... you know what they say, everything that on top will soon fall down... but i'll add, the world is round! so its just rise and fall... if you're down, there's always a possibility that you'll rise back! still hoping the major revamp of HTC will work!

76. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2510; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

77. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2510; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Also, I never said they should go completely Android. I said they should offer their customers choices. Please read my comments twice before commenting because it appears you have an inability to comprehend what I am saying.

54. someones4

Posts: 628; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

Yea..they should at least release one or two android models to satisfy their fans who like android. Betting all of it on windows 8 is really risky, no?

56. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

IMO it was risky. But...if it pays off it will be better for them. I still say if other Android manufactures can do an Android and WP phone, so can they. Its odd that Motorola and Nokia.....2 companies that really poineered phones, are not doing a phone for the other company. Moto has yet to do a WP phone and Nokia has no Android phones. Interesting...

58. raphz

Posts: 37; Member since: Oct 22, 2012

yeah it's risky, but then again if you wanted to success you must escape from your safety zone, if you fail you dead, if you success it will be a big winner

78. Tones

Posts: 77; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Very risky. Although i think MS are probably pushing them not to go Android. Big mistake imo. Android could really have turned Nokia around. Still very uncertain that windows phone will succeed.

81. someones4

Posts: 628; Member since: Sep 16, 2012 os that's bound to succeed despite all of its critics. nokia didn't even give it a try.

57. metalpoet unregistered

Damn if there was a Nokia Lumia Android id pay top bucks for that! :)

60. MeoCao unregistered

I think Nokia can't afford to make WP8 look like a failed experiment, they have too much stake in it. Nokia already has Android, it's Jolla. I believe Sail Fish is forked Android. I think Nokia has to make Jolla independent to avoid violating the agreement with MS.

86. bon24x7

Posts: 211; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

Sailfish = based on Linux kernel Android = just has a Linux base (modified kernel, the lag is part of this, not optimised 'yet') Android: Kernel type => Monolithic (modified Linux kernel) Package manager => Google Play, APK Sailfish: Kernel type => Monolithic (Linux) Package manager => RPM Package Manager (same as the one seen on Red Hat, Fedora etc.) Sailfish is NOT Android, Its LINUX...!!

64. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

I feel depressed cuz of my life (cuz of my family, Specifically dad, of course!!)

69. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

Nokia with WP 8 results are going up.....can't you see..... No need of android .......Nokia is doing good with WP OS... Nokia Lumia 920 pre-orders are matching up with..Apple iPhone Netherland

2. kirholstov

Posts: 146; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

:( it would be great to see a nokia android phone

63. CellieCell

Posts: 155; Member since: Apr 14, 2010

blackberry should definitely be the company jumping on the band wagon! they're playbook already runs android apps.

3. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Oh but it is expected response they can keep peeing in the pockets to feel the warmth of windows phone:)

10. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

This is why CEO's, execs really need to watch what they say. I dont think they will ever live that comment down.

4. husfus

Posts: 62; Member since: Oct 21, 2012

It's good to focus on a single platform & bring r&d works into the os

5. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

And they will keep going down in flames ......

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