Nokia definitely not producing Android phone because of fragmentation
Nokia will definitely not produce an Android device according to Nokia's CEO Stephen Elop
Nokia's CEO Stephen Elop has quashed any rumour of the company producing and Android phone.
The big cheese reiterated Nokia's dedication to S40 Asha handsets and Widows Phone Lumia line at Nokia's earnings call for the fourth quarter of 2012 and year-end.
According to TechCrunch, Elop said, 'We are clearly innovating with Microsoft around Windows Phone, and are focused on taking that to lower and lower price points. You will see that over time [we will] compete with Android.
'But at the same time we've said consistently - and we're just beginning to see it in the Asha full-touch products - that we will continue to innovate around our Asha smartphone line in order to compete with the very lowest levels of Android.'
'The situation that Android is facing, where the amount of fragmentation that you're seeing is increasing as people take it in different directions, is of course offset by Google's efforts to turn an open ecosystem into something that's quite a bit more closed as you've seen quite recently.'
However, Lumia devices that launched on version 7.5 will never be upgradeable to Windows Phone 8. Bit hypocritical, ay Steve?
The company also said the Pureview 808 would be the last Symbian device to come to market.