Nokia is not dumping Windows Phone in favour of Android
Nokia has confirmed once again that it has no plans on releasing an Android-powered handset
The whole will-Nokia-make-an-Android-phone saga took a rather interesting turn over the weekend via a job listing at the company, which confirmed the company’s interest in acquiring a Linux expert.
The listing, of course, set tongues wagging leading some to draw the conclusion that, yes, Nokia was finally in the process of fleshing out a team to work on an as-yet-unannounced Android project.
Wonderful stuff indeed, especially if you’re one of those people that love Nokia but wish they’d dump Windows Phone in favour of Android. Regrettably, though, it seems that the dream of Finnish hardware running Google’s mobile OS is still very much just that.
Nokia quickly quashed the rumour earlier today, reaffirming once again that it has no intention of building a phone that carries Google’s Android OS.
Doug Dawson, head of Nokia’s media relations, officially debunked the rumours on Twitter, confirming that Nokia is looking for a Linux expert but it has absolutely nothing to do with a Nokia Android device.
‘Hi. Our recently posted job is linked to our Here Maps support for other platforms, including IOS and Android. Nothing more,’ said Dawson via Twitter.
I’d personally love to see Android running on Nokia hardware. Just imagine the Lumia 920 running a stock version of Android 4.2 – it’d be immense. Immense and highly unlikely.
We can always live in hope…