For years, Nokia has been one of the dominant forces in the mobile phone industry and responsible for some of the most popular models ever to hit the market. However, the manufacturer which is based in Finland has recently struggled to compete with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S and the Apple iPhone lines, and as a result has seen its market share rapidly decrease over the last couple of years.
Most of Nokia’s more recent success has been down to its phones which run Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system. This is also the case with the new Lumia 920, which is the recently launched flagship device which showcases Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 8 OS. The phone has already clocked up encouraging early sales figures, with reports of sales in excess of 2.5 million units along with retailers in Germany, Australia and the US the selling out of Lumia 920 stocks.
According to SlashGear though, Nokia may soon be in the process of developing its own the device with the Android operating system, which would be a first for the company. Apparently Nokia has been advertising for a Linux engineer which would suggest the company has plans for an Android device. Linux is the coding language which is used by the operating system. Although this is by no means set in stone, it has led to a number of industry experts to speculate that an Android phone from Nokia may be on the cards.
If Nokia was to utilise the popular Google owned operating system, the results would no doubt be impressive, combining Nokia’s renowned hardware features and robust build quality with the versatility and user friendly interface of Android. Visit our website to compare prices of Nokia Lumia 920 Deals and the best Nokia Lumia 820 Offers.
Although it is by no means official that Nokia will be utilising Android, it would certainly make for a very interesting development in the smartphone industry. If we hear of any more details regarding this story, we will keep you updated.
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