According to Nokia’s CEO, Stephen Elop, Nokia is still committed to making phones running Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 such as the Lumia 920. However, the Finnish firm is not closing its doors to making handsets running Google’s Android.
In an interview with El Pais, a Spanish newspaper, Elop reportedly said in an early translation, “Today we are engaged and satisfied with Microsoft, but any rotation is possible.” This initially suggested that Nokia was considering making phones powered by Android. However, Nokia is now saying that this wasn’t what their CEO said at all.
Nokia said that Elop’s statement 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 is easy to use and is one of the most unique mobile operating systems out there. Unfortunately, this did little to grab a significant foothold in the market. Windows Phone still trails leaps behind the current leaders Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS. With this in mind, wouldn’t it make a lot of sense for Nokia to start making handsets that run Android just like its rivals? Nokia doesn’t even have to jump ship and leave Microsoft behind. All it has to do is make phones powered by Windows Phone and phones powered by Android just like rival manufacturers HTC and Samsung.
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