Nokia Android Alliance Still in the Cards

January 8, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Nokia has boosted up their handset series with the new Lumia range of phones and the only thing that is missing in the whole line-up are Android phones. It’s been the most asked query regarding Nokia and finally some light is being shed on it.

Nokia CEO, Stephen Elop, gave a statement to a Spanish newspaper that in the future there are chances that Nokia might release Android as well as HTML5 based handsets. Nokia has been currently busy with their Windows phones and he confirmed that Windows phones are the current priority to Nokia.

He said that the company does believe that Windows phones are their main strength in the current environment. According to him HTML5 is in its juvenile state but then it might prove to be a platform just like any other mobile OS.

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Microsoft is also investing in marketing with other partners like HTC and Samsung. It has branded the HTC Windows phone as Windows 8X.

During last year, Steve Ballmer, Microsoft’s chief executive, said that the alliance with Nokia would “dramatically accelerate” the take-up of handsets running Windows Mobile. But the initial reaction to the deal was muted, with Nokia shares falling by 10% in early trading in Helsinki.

With Microsoft working on their own handset, the crowd moving to Android has definitely got Nokia thinking about releasing Android handsets as well.

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