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Nokia denies they plan to build Android phone

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 03 Dec 2012 23:09 User comments (2)

Nokia denies they plan to build Android phone Last week, Nokia posted an ad to LinkedIn, searching for an experienced senior software engineer with Linux experience.
The ad claims the new employee will be working in a "startup environment" working on "exciting new products" for "future mobile phone technology." At the time, many took that to mean that Nokia may be looking to complement its Windows Phone lineup with Android devices, the lead Linux-based mobile OS.

Today, Nokia's Media Relations spokesman Doug Dawson has killed the speculation behind the listing, which was for a "Principal Software Engineer, Embedded Linux Middleware."

Says Dawson: "Hi. Our recently posted job is linked to our HERE Maps support for other platforms, including iOS and Android. Nothing more."

Despite the excitement at the possibility of a Nokia Android phone, it isn't coming.


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2 user comments

14.12.2012 20:41

I can see N0k1a's obituary now... "N0k1a was strong, and resolute to the end. When it was clear Andro1d and app1e's iph0ne would own the market, N0k1a continued to suck up to m1cr0s0ft ph0ne..."

Can't say N0k1a isn't a loyal friend...

24.12.2012 23:50

Just a matter of time (6 months) before Nokia adds an Android KeylimePie phone and about a year before they dump Microsoft.

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