Just when you thought that things couldn’t get any more interesting it did. Reports are coming in from China that Foxconn is busy producing 10,000 Nokia prototype device carrying Google’s Android OS.
It seems as if Microsoft’s impending acquisition of Nokia’s hardware division hasn’t deterred the company from looking for some alternatives, in the form of Google’s more-than-popular Android mobile operating system. Nokia’s Windows Phone strategy doesn’t seem to have worked out exactly as the Finns had hoped, which is why they’re looking into creating some Android powered devices under their “Mountain View” special project. Seems all is not lost for the company IF the Microsoft acquisition falls through.
In other news, Trojan Elop is getting a fat $25 million bonus, mostly from Microsoft, for joining Redmond again. Ex-Nokians, Jolla finally revealed full specifications for the Jolla smartphone which is set to launch by the end of the year.