Now who would have thought that I would be writing a post related to a topic which till now was considered a “Taboo” for Nokia user’s. Did that ring any bells ? No ? Well now since it has come out of Nokia’s CEO’s mouth himself, I wouldn’t deny the possibility of it happening in the near future. Apparently Nokia are weighing in their options and are now planning to diversify their products by adding other “alternative” solutions to its impressive range of smartphones. This might open a gateway for the Finnish cellular giant to finally shift their attention to other OS’s currently available and the very first one (for obvious reasons) that springs in mind would most certainly be Google’s very own little green messiah….Android !
Most recently an interview with Nokia’s CEO Mr. Stephen Elop was conducted by renowned Spanish newspaper, El Pais in which the Chief Executive was asked to whether the company are indeed planning to diversify their options for the future; and would their be any chance for us to FINALLY see an Android powered Nokia device in 2013 to which he had this to answer:
The way I think about it is, in the current war on ecosystems, we are fighting with Windows Phone. That’s what we’re doing. Now, what we’re always doing is asking, how does that evolve? What’s next? What role does HTML5 play? 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.
Though Elop’s wordings do make a distinction between Nokia’s current smartphone strategy of being focused on Windows Phone, and the changeable immediate future (“what’s next?”) and then deliberately inserting a question mark over where Nokia might go in that evolving tomorrow ? His answer is certainly not a commitment to a platform switch, but if I was Microsoft I would be inclined to read between the lines and interpret this as a passive warning as to not take Nokia’s commitment for granted. Who knows what the future has in store for us but things are starting to look bright from now only. The one question which does seem to arise here is whether Nokia would switch over to Android or would they be sticking to their initial promise which they made back in 2011 when they announced their coalition with Microsoft and also dismissing Android on the grounds that it would be too difficult for it to stand out from the crowd using Google’s flagship OS.
So what’s your take on this ? Would you like to see a Nokia device running on Android ? Do share in your thoughts with us.