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Nokia apparently tested Android on Lumia devices prior to Microsoft takeover

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Just when you thought your weekend would be boring and uneventful, the New York Time published an article regarding Nokia and Android devices, which we were always told would never be a possibility for the Finns.

According to the New York Times’ insider sources, Nokia started internal testing of Google’s Android OS on their Lumia devices, as a possible solution for the company as soon as their partnership agreement with Microsoft and their Windows Phone OS ran out. Apparently the company had easily gotten Android to work on the devices during internal testing and it was a strong possibility that the company would adopt Android as soon as their agreement ran out in late 2014. It makes sense, Windows Phone hasn’t exactly been a fast growing option for the Finns, not very profitable, which Microsoft is likely to have realized which could more than likely have been what prompted the acquisition in the first place.

After years of innovation and great devices, Nokia is set to cease manufacturing the devices as soon as their hardware division is completely sold off to Microsoft, the end of an era…

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Written by Dion Guillaume

September 14th, 2013 at 10:24 am