Nokia had a number of Android projects going on

Tietokone magazine writes that Nokia had a number of Android projects – Microsoft was in trouble. That was the final reason for Microsoft to buy Nokia’s phone business.

Nokia was running several Android projects on both Lumia models and Asha phones, reveals the New York Times and The Verge sources. So Nokia had already been active in the Android project, and it also had a surprisingly broad. Nokia could have released Android phones towards the end of 2014.

Information may be Microsoft and Nokia’s marketing a new light. Microsoft was getting into a bad situation. Nokia was frustrated with Microsoft’s ability to bring Windows Phone for lower price so it began to test the use of Android in the Asha models. Microsoft was aware of Nokia’s Android project and Android projects made Nokia the more interesting in buying other companies. This confirms the view expressed in the past that Microsoft began to run low on options. If Nokia would have moved to Android, it would have meant the death of Microsoft’s more than 15 years of telephone projects.

For more background on this check the comments on my earlier Microsoft to buy Nokia’s phone business posting. There you can find links and excepts from many articles that touch this topic.

The story of Android developments done inside Nokia might not end with Microsoft buying, because some Android developers from Nokia are putting up a new company called Newkia. They might try something similar to what Meego developers did with Jolla company that develops Sailfish OS smartphone that can run Android applications.


  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    “Android phone development continues”
    The Chinese claim: Nokia commissioned a batch of Android-Lumia

    We are developing a phone using Android in China, told Chinese website. Claimed that Foxconn is already producing phones for more than 10 000 for the first specimen.

    Last weekend, it was revealed that Nokia had developed the Android operating Lumia phones even before the company entered into an agreement with Microsoft. Between the companies in the trade agreement, Nokia had the right to stop producing Windows Phone handsets in the end of 2014.

    Android phone development continues, Nokia still, even though the companies have agreed to the sale of Nokia’s mobile phone unit to Microsoft, claims Chinese CTechnology site . The site in the past have leaked information about China’s mobile phone production.

    According to the website, “Mountain View” code known as the phone is being developed in Beijing Nokia Research Center.


  2. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Nokia still working on Android phone, won’t cancel until November. Foxconn already made 10K prototypes

    Over the weekend New York Times and The Verge reported that before they decided to sell mobile business to Microsoft, Nokia was working on a cheap Android phone codenamed “Mountain View” as a “Plan B” – if they failed to break through with Windows Phone.

    Today Chinese site and Weibo account CTechnology, with a pretty good track record of China based smartphone leaks, has more details about this cheap Nokia Android.

    The device, based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 8225Q chip, was being developed and tested by Nokia’s Beijing based R&D team, and was already at somewhat advanced prototype stage. In fact, before the announcement of sale, Foxconn has already manufactured and delivered a batch of more than 10 000 prototype Mountain View units.

    And now for the most interesting part. Mountain View development hasn’t stopped just yet. Foxconn is still making more of them, Beijing based Nokia R&D teams are still working on it, and the project will not be cancelled until/if Nokia shareholders approve Microsoft deal at General Meeting in November.

    Though the likelihood of Nokia mobile business buyout not going through is extremely low, stranger things have happened. And with tensions between Nokia and Microsoft surfacing already, nothing is guaranteed 100%, until it finally happens.

  3. Tomi says:

    Nokia’s Android escape route was blocked

    Nokia has sent an invitation to the Extraordinary General Meeting, which will decide on the Microsoft Store.

    The meeting background material shows that Nokia and Microsoft agreement did not give the Nokia smartphone in practice, the possibility of changing the operating system Windows Phones to Android.

    Nokia is providing background material, the Board had concluded “a comprehensive strategic review” and the government “considered a number of different strategic options” before it approved the sale of the mobile phone business to Microsoft.

    Nokia Board of Directors considered, among other things, that the company could use mobile phones to another operating system. It was not “fully” limited. Microsoft agreement, however, made this impossible in practice.

    “Nokia’s Board of Directors also considered should Existing commercial contract terminated before its expiry date, and to focus on a second mobile platform? While existing commercial agreement does not fully restrict the development of Nokia and the use of other software platforms, this agreement contains certain restrictions and financial incentives that encourage Nokia to use Windows Phone for primary smartphone, “says Nokia.

    This could give the impression that Microsoft termination of the contract and the exchange of Android would have been too costly for Nokia. Mobile phone selling Microsoft had to be a better option.


  4. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Ex-Nokia employees Zilliacus conjured up Android’s – “particles ready”

    Singapore resident Thomas Zilliacus read the sad news at the beginning of September. His former employer, Nokia had decided to give up the cell phone business and sell it to Microsoft. Zilliacus took action on the same day, and set up a new company called Newkia.

    “Now is the right time to do something about it. We use the tremendous know-how, which is within Nokia, and we will launch an Android-based phone, “says Zilliacus more than a couple of weeks later.

    Newkialla the phone, he says, “particles ready.” The device is also known manufacturer in Asia, even though the prototype does not yet exist. There are also other ex-Nokia’s management, whose names he has not yet revealed.

    “Nokia would not have been lost on the map without a specific error decisions. I think we can at the same time the core group of people to build a new success story. This gives a very different starting point than if the company would go from zero to mobilize, “Zilliacus stresses.

    He declares that the world can hold yet another smartphone manufacturer adds, “the market lacks innovation.”


  5. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Siilasmaa : What could have been done differently?

    Nokia’s interim CEO , Risto Siilasmaa, the meeting was to receive a lot of criticism phones to sell to Microsoft.
    Nokia’s interim CEO Risto Siilasmaa responded to criticism of the general meeting of shareholders .

    “What decision-making in various stages could have been done differently? ”

    “If we had chosen Android , no one can know where we would be now on the market . Globally, there are 500 Android manufacturer with four 000 Android device . Majority of these are loss-making companies, products,” he said.


  6. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Newkia Plans Asia Phone by End of 2014

    Dec. 2 (Bloomberg) –- Newkia CEO Urpo Karjalainen discusses his break-away company’s mission to develop Android devices by building on Nokia’s legacy. He speaks to Mia Saini on Bloomberg Television’s “First Up.” (Source: Bloomberg)

  7. Tomi Engdahl says:

    This is Nokia’s Android phone
    Codename Normandy is ‘full steam ahead’
    By Tom Warren on December 10, 2013

    Nokia has been building its own Android phone according to multiple sources familiar with the company’s plans. Codenamed Normandy, and known internally at Nokia under a number of other names, the handset is designed as the next step in low-end phones from the Finnish smartphone maker. We understand that Nokia has been testing “Normandy” with a special “forked” variant of Android that’s not aligned with Google’s own version, akin to what Amazon does with its Kindle Fire line.

    An image of the handset was published in November by @evleaks, showing a Lumia-style device with no apparent capacitive buttons for navigation. We’re told that Normandy supports Android applications like Skype, and other popular top apps. Nokia has been developing the Android-powered phone despite Microsoft’s plans to acquire the company’s handset business. It’s now unclear whether Nokia will release the handset before the Microsoft deal is finalized, or whether Microsoft will continue with the plans for the device.

    Multiple sources have revealed to The Verge that Normandy is designed as an Asha equivalent to push low-cost devices with access to more traditional smartphone apps — something the company has struggled to achieve for its Series 40-powered Asha line.

  8. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Nokia moves ahead with plans for a low-end Android handset
    With a move away from Asha, Nokia’s last platform may be put to rest.

    Since the earliest days of the downfall of Symbian, rumors of a Nokia-built Android phone have periodically coursed through the tech press. Today’s revelation of a low-end Android handset, codenamed “Normandy,” might just be the real deal.

    According to the report, Nokia plans to fork Android to fit its purposes, similar to the approach used by Amazon. The goal would be to replace Asha, and its limited app library, with a series of low-end Android handsets with a broader app library curated and distributed by Nokia.

    The Asha line is immensely popular in developing markets, but concerns about losing ground to Android have persisted. The Windows Phone platform has met success in some international markets, particularly Latin America, but both Windows Phone and Asha have had difficulties inspiring developer support.

    There’s always the possibility that Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia could stifle this program, but The Verge’s sources seem confident that development will continue. The Asha line was always going to be a challenge for Microsoft. Loyalty runs deep in emerging markets, and whatever name is chosen for “Normandy,” selling it as a Microsoft rather than a Nokia would do more harm than good.

  9. Mobile trends for 2014 « Tomi Engdahl’s ePanorama blog says:

    [...] the Android front there will be new companies trying to push marker (for example OPPO). Nokia had a number of Android projects going on in 2013, and some former Nokia people have put up company Newkia to follow on that road. To make [...]

  10. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Nokia’s Android phone UI revealed in leaked photos

    Nokia has been building its own Android phone, codenamed “Normandy,” and the first examples of its user interface are now starting to emerge. Evleaks has posted an image of Nokia’s custom Android implementation, with three examples of how the smartphone maker has tweaked the UI.

    The UI appears to be a mix of Asha and Windows Phone elements, with hardware support for dual SIM. It’s still unknown whether Nokia’s Android device will ever be released

  11. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Nokia’s Android phone includes Windows Phone-like UI

    Images of Nokia’s Android phone, codenamed Normandy, were originally published in November, but a number of recent leaks have provided a closer look at the hardware and its software.

    The UI appears to be very similar to Windows Phone

  12. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Nokia X likely will be the name of the firm’s first Android phone
    It’s set to launch at MWC next month

    FINNISH PHONE MAKER Nokia’s rumoured Android phone, codenamed Nokia Normandy, is likely to be branded the Nokia X.

    That’s according to @evleaks, which tweeted a brief message on Thursday revealing the name.

    Evleaks didn’t reveal any new details about the device, but thanks to a stream of online leaks we already know about all there is to know about the device.

    There’s no word on a release date or pricing details for the Nokia X yet, although it’s likely to be priced below £200.

  13. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Nokia Normandy shows up at Vietnamese retailer, claims Google Play access

    The Nokia Normandy has continued to make its way to market, with the latest being the handset’s appearance at the largest Vietnamese online retailer The

    There they confirm the previously released specs, including a 4 inch FWVGA 480×854 pixel screen, 5 megapixel camera, a 1 Ghz dual-core processor and 512 MB RAM and 4GB Storage.

    The also make the unexpected claim that the dual-SIM handset will be able to access Google Play, Google Now and YouTube, but it could be that they are simply cutting and pasting from the usual specs of any Android handset.

  14. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Nokia Releasing First Android Phone
    Finnish Smartphone Maker Readies Device for Barcelona Exhibit

    Nokia Corp., whose mobile-device business will soon be bought by Microsoft, plans to introduce this month a smartphone powered by a version of Google’s Android mobile software, according to people familiar with the matter.

  15. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Strange bedfellows: Microsoft could bring Android apps to Windows

    While the latest rumors suggest that Nokia is significantly forking Android to push its own apps and Microsoft’s services to the masses with a low-cost handset, sources say that Microsoft’s plans could be far less involved.

  16. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Report: Nokia Working On Multiple Android Phones, To Be Launched In The May-June Timeframe

    The Normandy – or the Nokia X – has been the subject of a lot of debate during these past several months. Initially the smartphone was considered canceled due to Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia, but newer reports have strengthened the theory that the Normandy will actually become a reality. But the story doesn’t end here, and according to the latest, Nokia might launch multiple Android devices in the near future.

    Chinese media has cited “inside sources” from Artesyn Technologies, claiming that Nokia will release multiple Android devices in the foreseeable future.

  17. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Nokia X aka Normandy Android Smartphone Spotted at Vietnamese Online Store; Price and Specifications Revealed

    The much-anticipated Nokia X aka Normandy Android smartphone, which is yet to make its official debut, has been spotted at a Vietnam-based online shop, revealing the price and specifications details the device.

    Vietnamese retailer ‘Mai Nguyen’ has listed the alleged Android phone – Nokia X A110

    Nokia X reportedly ships with a tweaked Android OS (without Google Play) integrated with the firm’s in-house built ‘Here Maps’ service, as well as Microsoft’s software support, probably to appease the company’s new owners to keep the device in the market.

  18. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Report: Nokia Working On Multiple Android Phones, To Be Launched In The May-June Timeframe
    by Mihai Matei on February 12, 2014

    The Normandy – or the Nokia X – has been the subject of a lot of debate during these past several months. Initially the smartphone was considered canceled due to Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia, but newer reports have strengthened the theory that the Normandy will actually become a reality. But the story doesn’t end here, and according to the latest, Nokia might launch multiple Android devices in the near future. Crazy, right?

    Earlier today, the Chinese media has cited “inside sources” from Artesyn Technologies, claiming that Nokia will release multiple Android devices in the foreseeable future. Reportedly, the X is merely a low-end model, but the Finnish manufacturer intends on expanding its horizons with Android flagship devices.

  19. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Nokia teases ‘X’ as it prepares to launch its Android phone
    By Tom Warren on February 18, 2014 10:39 am

    Nokia is preparing to launch its Android phone, codenamed Normandy, and the company is teasing it heavily today. The low-cost handset is expected to be named Nokia X when the Finnish smartphone maker unveils it next week

  20. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Nokia Forks Android In Mobile Services Push — $122 Nokia X Will Also Be Lumia “Feeder”

    More proof, if proof were needed, that Android won the smartphone OS wars: Nokia, the former world No.1 smartphone maker and, nowadays, the primary OEM for Microsoft’s third-placed Windows Phone platform has just announced a new family of smartphones built upon the Android Open Source Project — confirming a slew of earlier rumours that Nokia was cooking up an Android device strategy.

  21. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Nokia didn’t attempt to get a Google Mobile Services (GMS) license from Google to use the Google Play store or any of Google’s Android core apps. So Nokia had to create its own application programming interfaces (APIs) to handle basic functions on the Nokia X that support consumers and developers.

  22. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Noka is the world’s bestselling phone – IN EMERGING WORLD markets (dumbphones mostly, Asha etc) – they KNOW what works. WP8.1? No. Android!

    Exactly what #Microsoft didn’t want as 1st day MWC news about their #Nokia – Reuters: “Nokia succumbs to #Android”

    This is pretty much the horror-scenario for Microsoft who today wanted to celebrate its Windows Phone 8.1 that was aimed for low cost range


  23. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Twitter account as Tomi Ahonen (@ tom ahonen) says, however, that the new collection was just what Nokia needs. Ahonen has distinguished itself in recent years Nokia Microsoft strategy, a merciless critic.

    - So, 5-inch and 5-megapixel camera smartphone from Nokia. It runs on Android apps and costs 150 USD

    - This is just what we wanted – Android Nokia. It is a pity that Microsoft will kill it immediately when it is received by Nokia’s smart phone business.

    Nokia phones are expected to transfer to Microsoft in the first quarter.

    Source: Tietoviikko

  24. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Nokia PEES its PANTS as it confirms European Nokiadroid invasion
    Microsoft ‘knew what they were buying’

    Microsoft was aware of Nokia’s plans to release a range of Android phones, the man in charge of the new range told us today. And the new Nokiadroids – of which there are more than anyone predicted – will be coming to the UK – possibly sooner than anyone realises.

    “Microsoft knew what they were buying”, he told us. “You don’t do a deal like that without doing due diligence”

    So while the “Nokiadroid” itself was widely predicted, with disbelief slowly diminishing, nobody predicted how aggressively Nokia would fight the prospect of low-end obsolesence.

    The deal means Microsoft will be making Android devices when it completes the acquisition of Nokia’s phones division. But perhaps not “Android” as the punter understands it

    Nokia’s X range is more like Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet, only with a much more radical makeover. It’s barely recognisable as an Android device at all, and the skin takes away the rough edges replacing stock Android entirely.

    In reality Nokia had no option, either. Ignoring making Androids would be too costly to contemplate. A low cost platform had to have an “ecosystem” and Android is really the only game in town. Nokia is admitting the obvious: that the Series 40-based Asha had simply run out of puff.

  25. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Want The Android-Based Nokia X Smartphone? You’re Out Of Luck In The U.S.

    Nokia’s long-rumored Android smartphone is shipping across the globe next week. Well, with one minor exception: North America.

    That’s right. Eager users in the U.S. and Canada will be missing out on Nokia’s budget-friendly smartphone.

    Nokia plans to ship the Nokia X everywhere else—from emerging markets such as China, Indonesia, Thailand, Central America, India, and the Middle East to developed and developing nations across Europe. Priced at just €89 ($122 at time of writing) with no subsidy, the Nokia X aims to be a dominant player in the affordable smartphone game.

  26. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Xtraordinarily xcellent: the Nokia X family

    The first three phones in the family – the Nokia X, X+ and XL – are priced between the existing Asha and Lumia lines, at €89, €99 and €109 respectively, to appeal to new smartphone users looking for popular apps and their first cloud services.

  27. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Nokia’s Android X Series Targets ‘Next Billion’
    But Is the Price Right?

    Under the tagline “connecting the next billion to the Internet,” Nokia unveiled its first Android-based mobile handsets, the Nokia X series, at the Mobile World Congress on Monday.

    The Nokia X, Nokia X+, and Nokia XL devices are priced between $122 and $150. Nokia is pinning its hopes on the new series getting a real share of what it deems a growth market in the emerging economy.

  28. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Do not hold your breath – Android Nokia is unlikely to arrive to Finland

    The company’s official argument is that, Android phones are meant to attract new users to Microsoft’s cloud services, including X-series phones are based. The primary target group is the first smartphone to acquire users, which is also reflected in the equipment at low prices.

    Source: Tietoviikko

  29. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Nokia X hacked to run Google’s Android apps and services


    Nokia unveiled its X Android phones less than a week ago, with plans to use the handset to promote Microsoft services and not Google’s. After just a few days, hackers have managed to gain root access to the Nokia X and covert it to run most of Google’s key services.

  30. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Nokia X Review: Windows Phone Maker Does Low-Cost Android Surprisingly Well

    Nokia’s weird foray into Android is the Nokia X, a small, affordable smartphone that uses Google’s mobile OS, painted up as though it were almost a Windows Phone software variant. It’s a strange beast, with a chunky candybar design that blatantly screams ‘Nokia,’ and a price tag aimed at emerging markets.

    There’s a good chance Microsoft will kill it as soon as it takes over Nokia’s hardware business (now set for April) but in the meantime, does the Nokia X offer users a way to claw back some of the market share they’ve given up to low-cost Android devices?

    The Nokia X is a surprising bit of hardware, if you can put aside top-tier smartphone expectations and take it for what it is. It’s a good take on Android

  31. Tomi Engdahl says:

    That’s right, MICROSOFT is an ANDROID vendor after Nokia gobble
    Ex-Nokia CEO Elop says Redmond is ‘committed’ to Nokia X, Asha

    “We are committed to continuing our support for feature phones, the Asha family, and the Nokia X family of devices, announced at the Mobile World Congress in February,” Elop wrote.

    The Finnish firm stunned the world at MWC when it announced the Nokia X line, its first devices running a variant of Google’s Android OS, mere months before its acquisition by Microsoft was expected to close.

  32. Tomi Engdahl says:

    That’s right, MICROSOFT is an ANDROID vendor after Nokia gobble
    Ex-Nokia CEO Elop says Redmond is ‘committed’ to Nokia X, Asha

    Nokia won’t be changing its strategy now that it’s been gobbled up by Microsoft, its former CEO Stephen Elop has said.

    “We are committed to continuing our support for feature phones, the Asha family, and the Nokia X family of devices, announced at the Mobile World Congress in February,” Elop wrote.

  33. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Nokia XL starts selling in APAC and IMEA

    The Nokia XL dual SIM is the flagship of the new Nokia X family and is the largest and most enhanced model of the three, boasting a 5-inch capacitive touch screen, more RAM and front-and-rear-facing cameras.

    Capable of running Android apps, the Nokia XL offers the perfect blend of Nokia apps and Microsoft’s most popular services.

  34. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Nokia Store finds, takes apps for the Nokia X

    On launch, one of the more interesting features of the Nokia X was the claim that most Android apps would already work with the new device. A severely bootstrapped and “unofficial” version of Android (ala Amazon), the Nokia X made a brilliant move to widely accept current Android apps without much work from a Developer. One of those Developers Nokia covets is now reporting the platform is using his app without consent, but it may be a bit more complex than that.

    Opera runs several app stores that many Developers use to distribute apps. Their more notable one is the Opera Mobile Store, which is a browser-based app distribution portal. It’s used for applications across platforms, and doesn’t require a user to have a particular OS to run an app. Via an Opera browser on your smartphone, you can run any app on the Opera Web Store.

    It seems fine print in the distribution agreement has lent itself to Nokia X getting the apps it wants.

  35. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Nokia X app store uploads apps without developers’ consent

    Take and upload first, ask permission later. That seems to be the tactic that Nokia and Opera, who is running the app store behind the scenes, is adopting in trying to entice Android developers to make their apps available for Nokia’s Android smartphones.

    Like Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablets, Nokia X runs a customized Android user interface and experience different from what you’d usually see on Google-blessed devices. Nonetheless, Android is Android and Nokia has wisely advertised that most Android apps, at least those that don’t rely heavily on Google Mobile Services, will work on the Nokia X and the Nokia XL without requiring developers to lift a finger.

    Nokia has tried to make it even easier for developers by creating a Nokia account for them and uploading their app to the store, ready for Nokia X owners to download and enjoy. The only problem is that these developers were informed of that only at the last moment.

    To be fair, this is not completely Nokia’s fault

    In its eagerness to populate its app store with popular Android apps, Nokia might have, inadvertently or not, turned off the very developers it wanted to woo. The situation isn’t black or white, especially in the legal sense. Did Nokia and Opera do something illegal? Probably not, depending on Google Play Store’s terms of service and the app’s own license.

  36. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Does your Android app work on NOKIA X devices? Find it out!

    As they say, 75% of Android apps will run on Nokia X software platform without any modifications. So, as of today, we’ve added five Nokia X devices to Testdroid Cloud and these devices are immediately available for you. You can verify the correct behaviour of your Android app (or game) with Testdroid Cloud hosting Nokia X devices just in minutes, and also the other way around: if you plan to build an app for Nokia X devices, you can now check the correct functionality of your app with 300+ other Android devices.

  37. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Nokia’s Android are based X-models had a surprise for many. Now, Microsoft is rumored to be already available to bring the updated second-generation versions of the X and XL models. Upgrade devices require, as their iron and the performance has been criticized widely around the world.

    Another special feature of complaints received is the screen resolution. 800 x 480 pixels is too little now, when at least one HD kept to a minimum.

    X models is a modest amount of memory: the base model 512 megasta Model XL 768 MB.

    Basically, Nokia’s X models are expected to find the market, but it requires a sufficiently low pricing. But while the XL model costs the same as the two SIM cards in the Lumia 625, the pricing may not be sufficiently aggressive.


  38. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Microsoft’s first Android-powered phone from Nokia

    The software company Microsoft today announced the Nokia X2-called Android phone. This is a Nokia announced in February, Nokia X-phone family further developed version.

    Nokia X2 is the first announced by Microsoft for Android phones. Earlier, Nokia-named Android phones released when the handsets manufacturing in Devices & Services unit was part of Nokia.


  39. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Microsoft continues Android push with Nokia X2 handset
    Available in July for 99 Euros

    Microsoft isn’t giving up on its Android smartphones. After acquiring Nokia’s phone business in April, Microsoft is introducing a new Nokia X2 handset today. It’s almost identical in appearance to the original Android-based Nokia X, but it sports a slightly bigger 4.3-inch display, 1GB of RAM, and a faster 1.2GHz dual-core processor.

  40. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Nokia’s N9 team to develop an Android device

    Nokia will sell under its own name with smart phones of 2016, when the agreement with Microsoft allows it. Foreign analysts seem to be sure. Rumors of the network do not fade away, but the pace is increasing.

    Nokia’s third quarter results Timo Ihamuotila added fuel to the fire by saying that the company should be to maximize the value of the Nokia brand. For many, this can only mean a return to smart phones.


  41. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Non-Microsoft Nokia launches Android N1 tablet with Foxconn

    Nokia — not the handset business that Microsoft bought and renamed Microsoft Mobile, but the remaining Finnish firm — has made a shock announcement. It’s launched an Android tablet called the N1.

    This will be confusing, because Microsoft is also selling a Nokia-branded Windows tablet, the Nokia Lumia 2520. It’s a shock, because while Nokia has recently made rumblings about its brand returning to the consumer market, it seemed to indicate that this would merely be a matter of licensing the brand to others.

  42. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Nokia’s N1 Android Tablet Is Actually a Foxconn Tablet

    “Nokia surprised everyone when it announced the N1 Android tablet during the Slush conference in Finland, today. This story has a twist, though: the N1 is not a Nokia device. Nokia doesn’t have a device unit anymore: it sold its Devices and Services business to Microsoft in 2013. The N1 is made by Chinese contract manufacturing company Foxconn, which also manufactures the iPhone and the iPad.

    In the case of N1, Foxconn will be handling the sales, distribution, and customer care for the device. Nokia is licensing the brand, the industrial design, the Z Launcher software layer, and the IP on a running royalty basis to Foxconn.

  43. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Subtle hints at Test: Nokia coming to Android phone

    Online published test results, it seems that Nokia is planning an Android phone.

    Test results shall be driven Primate Labs Geekbench the firm program, which measures the processing power and memory speed.

    Tested device – Nokia 1100 – based on Anrdoidin to the latest version 5.0, and ARM processor.

    The results of the Nokia 1100 is a modest output of the device. The memory is only 466 MB and the chipset is cheap MediaTek MT6582.

    Discovery confuse, as Nokia’s CEO Rajeev Suri is clearly stated that the company does not intend to start the sales of mobile phones again.
    Instead, Nokia may license the technology and create the N1-tablet-like products that strengthen the company’s brand. Nokia may use its name in mobile phones only at the beginning of 2017.

    One possible explanation is that Nokia should be on Google’s partner paying less than $ 100 Android phones One developer.


  44. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Nokia 1100 with Android 5.0 & Quad-core Mediatek processor shows up

    Nokia made it very clear while announcing Nokia N1 that it plans to bring Android powered Nokia-branded smartphones too, but can’t do it before Q4 2016. But rumors of fake “Nokia C1″ have been making rounds and still get posted. That shows the love that Nokia Fans still have for their beloved brand.

    So, here is something that should make you bit happy. Nokia 1100 was a legend of phones in terms of huge popularity and sales and guess what, it is now back with Android 5.0 and quad-core Mediatek processor.

    NOKIA 1100

  45. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Foxconn manufactures Nokia Android phone

    Taiwanese Foxconn produces Nokia’s emerging smartphone. The value or the production volumes of the agreement have not been published. The matter to write Nokia Power User site.

    Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri announced in June that the Nokia 2016 brings the second half of the smartphone market based on Goolge Android operating system.

    According to the latest data show that Nokia is selling the phone there, where its brand has been the strongest, ie China, India and some European countries, such as Italy, where it once sold a N9 phone.

    Pre-global Nokia rumored to be before the end of 2015 a broad launch.
    Foxconn is Nokia already its main subcontractor partners, and even today produces its N1 tablets based on Android.

    “The smartphone market is saturated and they are difficult to achieve results.”



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