Nokia CEO Stephen Elop gave an interview to a French website and initial translation went on like this
"In the current ecosystem wars we are using Windows Phone as our weapon. But we are always thinking about what's coming next, what will be the role of HTML 5, Android... HTML5 could make the platform itself-being Android, Windows Phone or any other-irrelevant in the future, but it's still too soon to tell. Today we are committed and satisfied with Microsoft, but anything is possible."
Nokia attributes this to some translator misconception and had to clarify the statement of its CEO by an official release that goes like
"So, 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 it terms of what we're bringing to market, and what we're immediately focused on, we're focused on Windows Phone."
Nokia and Android : Can it be the deadly storm that can win over the smartphone war
Though Nokia did clarify that it has no idea to dump windows anytime soon , the buzz created in the online was a perfect evidence that people are looking forward for that combination. And why not ? The android is mature now. The Jelly Bean is almost catching up with iOS in terms of performance but still lags in stability. The perfect time for Nokia to switch some of its models if the windows 8 phones does not shine. Nokia initially ruled the mobile market because of its simple UI but lost its simplicity to Apple. Nokia is in a desperate situation. The new windows 8 phone cannot be written of as of now, but the future is not a cakewalk. The ecosystem of windows 8 is extremely far behind and as long as they can catch up with others, there is little chance they can make a mark. May be some hard decisions, Nokia can be back on track. Folks would love to check out a Android based Nokia pureviews (smartphones).
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