Nokia denies it is looking at Android

Remember that job posting by Nokia on LinkedIn looking for a Linux-fluent engineer that kinda, sorta made it sound like it was looking at building Android hardware?; as we guessed earlier, the job is for its HERE Maps support for Android and iOS...
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6. Aeires unregistered

Nokia already looked into Android and came to the conclusion WP would be a better fit. I would surmise Samsung's success with Android had a big impact in that decision. Has Nokia forever closed the door to an Android option? I don't think so, just not the right time for them right now.

40. Dagonet

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 02, 2012

It would be better for them to use Sailfish… i don’t want to see a Android OS on Nokia phone.. Nokia is a premium quality product.. Android would ruin it.

7. tombcd

Posts: 25; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Too bad for them. Now they have to bow to Microsoft for every single feature they need. With Android they just could build everything in-house. You can't be effective that way. Nokia + WP will fail.

26. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

Really? Then explain the L920 and its worldwide shortage and popularity.

51. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Hmm ... never read that their servers were also crashing during online ordering.

8. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Nokia Nexus sounds pretty exciting...

39. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

certainly. just imagine that nokia with own android UI and 920 design it would be fantastic :')

9. JohnnyBravo

Posts: 105; Member since: Dec 02, 2012

Nokia phones are simply not relevant in the states. They seem to be built pretty nice but a little too chunky for my liking. I believe for them to make a dent in the states that they will have to adopt Android. Can you imaging Jelly Bean on a Nokia phone?! (picture the guy in the samsung iPhone 5 headphone jack commercial...mind blown!)

14. ogy_dogy

Posts: 453; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

Why cant you android fanboys get it into you skulls that not everyone wants to loose themselves in the grey ocean that is android. Go nokia!

15. Aeires unregistered

That's not it at all, we just want some of that quality. If you really believe in Nokia, you wouldn't believe they'd get lost in the sea of Android. I believe in Nokia and think they'd do very well with Android. It's just easier for them to dominate with WP8 right now.

19. wassup

Posts: 565; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

exactly. he knows nokia can't stand out so he's scared.

21. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Not really, Nokia can stand out they have quite a good reputation and their build quality is top notch, i would love to see Nokia Android phones, right now if we want top notch materials and construction and Android under the hood we only have HTC, Motorola (which is only influent in the US) and Sony.

38. asseek

Posts: 164; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

maybe Nokia can stand, but most people when u say Android, Samsung is what goes in their mind. so Nokia will not have cash flowing the moment they adopt the Android OS. WP is the safer choice for Nokia, and lets not forget the cash coming from Microsoft. if i were Nokia -and i think you will also- go for WP, if you have some cash coming, instead of paying to have the OS. i would go for an Android-Nokia device, but not everyone would.

31. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

What's wrong with Samsung? GS3 and note2 are good ultra popular devices. And the 13 MP GS4 is coming.

42. Dagonet

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 02, 2012

hahahahaha

49. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

With that in mind, food for them to make a name for themselves with Windows Phone, then if (though unlikely) they decide to take on Samsung for Android dominance they'll have a steady solid platform and foundation to go off of. Neither Nokia nor Samsung care much about apple, as their focus is on each other, much like how Ford goes against gm, or Honda vs Toyota, or Canon vs Nikon. Everything else battles for the next available position.

22. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Making at least one good android device is not "loosing one self in a sea of Android" elop came with that as an excuse for not trying at all. They will just loose themselves in a sea of windows phone, end up competing with even a possible surface phone, being limited to customization they can perform. If something is making others successful is the fact that they are not riding one boat, its Nokia fault for not trying when they had the chance, or for not trying right now, many people would buy a 910 esque phone if it came with Android, they can do so much with the OS without leaving windows phone

23. xuerantiger

Posts: 53; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

nokia should at least try android to get noticed a little more

24. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

Better luck next time fan boys.

29. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

A nokia built phone would be awesome - probably the best camera quality in the biz. I sure a WP8 Nokia phone can be hacked to run android.

30. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

As for that idiot who uses BING...I really feel sorry for you.

34. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

I'm sorry, but from a business standpoint, Android was just not the way for Nokia to go. Sure Windows Phone is young, but at the same time, that gave Nokia an edge. The Lumia devices have recieved critical acclaim from users and critics alike. Nokia is showing other WP OEMs how it's done: great hardware + exclusive apps/features = a unique OEM WP experience.

66. MeoCao unregistered

WP gives Nokia and edge within WP, yes But WP sucks and Nokia is like a good sailor in a sinking ship. Nokia knows that and it has built a life boat from Android, it's called Jolla's Sail Fish.

85. bon24x7

Posts: 211; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

Sailfish is NOT Android, Its LINUX...!!

90. asseek

Posts: 164; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

MeeGo is not Android, and its not a fork of Android, they are two different OSes, MeeGo is pure Linux, and Android is a modified Linux

91. asseek

Posts: 164; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

MeeGo is a continuation of Maemo 5, which is a whole newer version of OS2008 (N810) which started in 2005 with OS2005 (Nokia 770) so MeeGo is not Android and if u want to read more:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maemo

37. Dagonet

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 02, 2012

It would be better for them to use Sailfish… i don’t want to see a Android OS on Nokia phone.. Nokia is a premium quality product.. Android would ruin it.

47. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

Then I take back what I said about buying a Nokia device if it was running Android.

53. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

they will not and they will never!!! but android is not the only linux!! duh!! its not even pure linux!!!

84. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I resisted android as well because i was a supporter of symbian. Now symbian is gone. i try iOS and android. I prefer iOS for iPad and Android for Phone and that before apple goes nutS and start sueing everyone. Now I use mostly Android and i like it. You are free to choose whatever that serve you even iOS, WP8, RIM or a china branded OS... whichever rocks your boat but to rant about Android without even trying is unbecoming.

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