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More on Nokia: A job posting from the company's Silicon Valley office for an engineer with embedded Linux expertise has fueled speculation Nokia is working on an Android phone, given Android is based on Linux. However, Nokia has a history of working on other embedded Linux platforms, such as MeeGo and the recently-scrapped Meltemi. Back in July, chairman Risto Siilasmaa talked of having a "contingency plan" in the event Windows Phone 8 sales disappoint - many took that to mean Android. Update: Nokia says the job listing is related to its Here mapping platform.
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  • jjmc2001
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    Over the weekend someone allegedly from NOK posted that the position was for the Mapping group (renamed Here). This certainly makes sense. Furthermore if you were in charge of NOK I suspect you would not be posting these jobs on public sites if you wanted it to be a contingency plan unknown to MSFT.
    3 Dec 2012, 11:10 AM Reply Like
  • stealthology
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    oh boy. these shorters with influence never run out of ideas do they?
    3 Dec 2012, 12:48 PM Reply Like
  • jtalpha75
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    or it could mean they want to get 'here" app on android, but nothing wrong with making other OS phones, a phone manufactor should make what ever they need to make to be profitable, at some point Microsoft contract to pay NOK to make window phone only will have to end, and NOK can make what ever is nessary to be profitable. I dont see why NOK doesnt license app OS, apple uses NOK patents...
    3 Dec 2012, 01:21 PM Reply Like
  • djblackprince
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    Nokia is NOT making an Android phone. This is most likely tied to the Android version of Nokia's HERE app.
    3 Dec 2012, 01:57 PM Reply Like
  • akoshi
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    its gonna take a lot more than just 1 engineer to make an android phone lol

     

    Nokia already said it's for an android version of Here
    3 Dec 2012, 02:16 PM Reply Like
  • ericmeister
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    Confirmed by Nokia, it is HERE job.

     

    http://bit.ly/Vrbzk4

     

    I would buy iPhone if Nokia changed to Android
    3 Dec 2012, 02:18 PM Reply Like
  • tadakauko
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    Nokia should make an android phone, I like the idea.
    3 Dec 2012, 08:47 PM Reply Like
  • ericmeister
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    They will license Sailfish OS in the future, if things go wrong, Android UI is outdated already.

     

    http://bit.ly/UcwksL
    4 Dec 2012, 03:34 AM Reply Like
  • turtledividend
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    Nokia will not make phones for android, it is for app developers to make NOKIA apps for android users $$$$$$.
    4 Dec 2012, 01:14 AM Reply Like
  • User 414832
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    Copied from Street Insider:
    Additionally, given that Windows Phone 7.5 won't be able to transition to Windows Phone 8, supply chain sources said Nokia might go with something like Google's (Nasdaq: GOOG) Android operating system for low-end handsets in 2013. However, nothing surrounding Nokia using Android has been officially affirmed.
    4 Dec 2012, 02:34 PM Reply Like
  • kmi
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    It's more likely the 'alternative' is some kind of scaled-up Asha platform than Android... Hell, its even more likely that NOK's 'alternative' is the currently open sourced WebOS or a partnership with RIM on Blackberry OS.

     

    There's a lot of options out there... Mozilla's broswer based mobile product in development.... at least two Linux mobile iterations which NOK has worked on... and oh yeah...

     

    Ubuntu's next release is expected to be HIGHLY mobile friendly... and has already been demonstrated on mobile devices.

     

    Android on Nokia? Only on a cold day in hell.
    4 Dec 2012, 05:31 PM Reply Like
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