Nokia Denies Android Rumors - InformationWeek
IoT
IoT
Mobile // Mobile Devices
News
12/2/2012
10:23 PM
Connect Directly
Twitter
Facebook
Google+
LinkedIn
RSS
E-Mail
50%
50%

Nokia Denies Android Rumors

A Sunday rumor, based on a job posting, led to speculation that Nokia was working on an Android phone. Nokia denies the rumor. The company has jumped into the Windows Phone pool and is focusing there.

Sunday morning, Tom's Hardware ran a speculative story about the possibility of Nokia developing an Android smartphone.

The story was based on a since-removed job posting at Nokia for "Principal Software Engineer, Embedded Linux Middleware." Such a posting would be appropriate for an Android project, but not exclusively for such a project.

Before too long, Nokia Media Relations head Doug Dawson put out a denial on Twitter, stating that the job posting "...is linked to our HERE Maps support for other platforms, including iOS and Android. Nothing more."

The Tom's Hardware story had considered the possibility that Nokia was working on a Maps app for Android, but the author missed the fact that Nokia's HERE Maps are already available for Android (and for iOS).

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
To learn more about what organizations are doing to tackle attacks and threats we surveyed a group of 300 IT and infosec professionals to find out what their biggest IT security challenges are and what they're doing to defend against today's threats. Download the report to see what they're saying.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
Digital Transformation Myths & Truths
Transformation is on every IT organization's to-do list, but effectively transforming IT means a major shift in technology as well as business models and culture. In this IT Trend Report, we examine some of the misconceptions of digital transformation and look at steps you can take to succeed technically and culturally.
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Flash Poll