Is Nokia still considering Android?

Is Nokia still considering Android?With Symbian ablaze and MeeGo consigned to the recycling bin, the question on everyone’s lips back in January 2011 was: Android or Windows Phone? And we all know how that went down.

But wait, what’s this? A job posting on LinkedIn reveals Nokia is looking for a Principal Software Engineer dealing with Linux type stuff, causing many to cry “Android!” Is Nokia initiating Plan B?

Rewinding back to May 2011, everyone’s favourite crazy Russian, Eldar Murtazin, claimed Nokia’s back-up plan was to ditch Elop and Windows Phone.

More recently, Nokia's new chairman Risto Siilasmaa confirmed that Nokia does indeed have a Plan B, but neglected to give any further details. If we’re talking operating systems, the only other option, realistically, is Android.

The aforementioned Software Engineer vacancy has since disappeared, but called for someone to oversee “embedded Linux device software and hardware drivers for our exciting new products.”

To be honest, we’re not reading too much into it. Moving from Windows Phone to Android would surely necessitate the hiring of more than one man, for starters.

Also, since it’s not clear exactly what the Software Engineer would be doing, it could be something entirely mundane like Nokia Maps for Android.

via: Gizmodo

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Pondlife  Dec. 1, 2012 at 12:06

Also, since it’s not clear exactly what the Software Engineer would be doing, it could be something entirely mundane like Nokia Maps for Android.

Well it could but there is already Nokia maps for android. It could certainly use more work though....

Pondlife  Dec. 1, 2012 at 12:41

In answer to the question not yet.
Or as wp8 is supposedly selling 4 times faster than wp7 this time last year (when it wasn't a brand new os with supposedly compelling features) why would they? Even though that four times would put them roughly nowhere..

JanSt / MOD  Dec. 1, 2012 at 12:52

Also: Nokia still provide updates Maemo/Meego... which, ye know, is Linux. But why consider the obvious, eh ;)

Pondlife  Dec. 1, 2012 at 12:59

You'd think they'd have those posts filled though and have a large list of let go staff they could get back if necessary...

JanSt / MOD  Dec. 1, 2012 at 13:16

You'd think they'd have those posts filled though and have a large list of let go staff they could get back if necessary...

Possibly... yeah. 'MeeGo' PR 1.3 was basically just fixes...no new features.

Ranadheera  Dec. 1, 2012 at 16:50

Nokia has been being looted by dirty Microsoft and dirty Elop just to increase WP market share which has been less than 4% for past few years due to its ugly interface, features and applications.

Microsoft forced Nokia to kill its Symbian and Meego and go only with Windows Phone OS. How can a hardware company go with only one OS ? A hardware company needs to offer its phones in all available and popular OS, just like how a software company offers its OS to as many hardware manufacturers as possible. How this simple thing is not going into Finnish people and govt and how they are believing Elop that a single OS can save Nokia ? I simply don't understand this. They must be knowing but pretending as if they dont know anything and letting Nokia looted by dirty Microsoft.

Can Microsoft dare to sell its WP OS only through one hardware manufacturer, whether it is Nokia or Samsung or somebody else ? Surely not. Then, why should Nokia stick itself to only one OS that too very unproven, rejected by people by so many times. What is the fun here, Finnish Govt ? Act at-least now before it is too late, and make Nokia produce phones with all popular OS. Under Elop (and Microsoft), Nokia made more than $5 billion in loss and much more in market capitalization. Fire Elop and extract all this loss from him and from Microsoft.

Pondlife  Dec. 1, 2012 at 17:06

Microsoft looted them by giving them money? It's a new technique for sure..
Yeah how could say Apple just use their own os...

AhmadCentral  Dec. 1, 2012 at 17:59

A Nokia with android, theres something that has never been suggested by nokia fans before... :p

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