Nokia committed to Windows Phone but still considers Android?January 8 | Posted by nadine | OS News Tags: Android, Google, Microsoft, Nokia, Stephen Elop, windows phone, windows phone 8
Finnish phone maker Nokia is committed to Microsoft’s Windows Phone, launching handsets such as the Lumia 920. However, it still considers making Android-powered devices, suggests Nokia CEO Stephen Elop.
Speaking to El Pais, a Spanish newspaper, Elop said (translated to English), “Today we are engaged and satisfied with Microsoft, but any rotation is possible.” This suggests that the Finnish firm is still considering its options and Android is one of them.
It looks like, however, that the early translation wasn’t accurate. According to Nokia, what Elop said actually translates to, “What role does Android or other things play in the future? We’re looking further into the future, but in terms of what we’re bringing to market, and what we’re immediately focused on, we’re focused on Windows Phone.”
Windows Phone 8 is one of the most eye-catching mobile operating systems around. It runs smooth and is very user friendly. Sadly, this wasn’t enough to change the tides in Microsoft’s favor. Windows Phone is still struggling to gain an upper hand against today’s leaders, Android and iOS. Given this fact, it would make sense for Nokia to make hardware that runs Android as well. They don’t even have to ditch making Windows Phone devices. They can do what Samsung and HTC do: make handset that run Android and handsets that run Windows Phone.
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