Nokia not to pursue Android smartphones in 2015

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Under the terms of Nokia’s deal with Microsoft Nokia is forbidden from producing any smartphones for the next 2 years, but given how time flies many Nokia fans have been holding out hope for a Nokia smartphone comeback in 2015.

Now Chinese site C-Technology reports that while Android devices, including a 7 inch tablet, had been in the works at Nokia’s CTO division, which will remain with Nokia post deal, plans for these have now been shelved in favour of next generation wearables.

Instead of creating just another Android smartphone or tablet in a very competitive market, the company is apparently looking to focus on  emerging technologies like wireless power transmission, low power electromagnetic energy generation, flexible displays, graphene sensors and augmented reality.

Apparently the cancellation of the Android plans were without Microsoft’s intervention, and were the result of Nokia becoming de-skilled in the area due to the transfer of their handset division to Microsoft.

Personally we feel this is a good move, as it is likely Microsoft was planning to coast for quite a while on Nokia’s reputation, and it would have been very confusing for the market if Nokia returned with their own competing Android devices.

Do our readers agree? Let us know below.


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