Finland based mobile phone manufacturer Nokia has recently been the subject is another rumour in the smartphone industry. SlashGear recently reported that Nokia had posted a job advertisement seeking to hire a new Linux engineer. Because this is the platform on which the Android operating system is based, it led some people to think that Nokia was working on a new smartphone model with the Google owned operating system.
However, Doug Lawson, who is head of Media Communications at Nokia recently dispelled this rumour on twitter, posted a message which read “Our recently posted job is linked to our HERE Maps support for other platforms, including iOS and Android.”
So it turns out that the posting was related to Nokia’s recently rebranded mapping service called HERE maps. This application is found on a number of notable Nokia smartphone models, but also has a desktop application as well as Android and iOS apps. It appears that Nokia’s search for a Linux engineer was to help with the Android application for HERE Maps. Visit us at PhonesLimited to compare prices of the best Nokia Lumia 920 Contracts and find the best Nokia Lumia 820 Deals.
For Nokia to work on an Android smartphone at point would be no mean feat. Nokia has never worked with this operating system before, and it would require substantial resources which the company has recently put most of which into its new Lumia range, including its latest flagship the Lumia 920. This device runs the Windows Phone 8 operating system from Microsoft, the operating system which Nokia has concentrated the vast majority of its efforts on.
This device has recently proven to be a hit, and has so far sold over 2.5 million units after being launched less than a month ago, and has reportedly sold out in a number of countries.
Nokia using the Android operating system looks highly unlikely any time in the near future as the company is being kept very busy with the success of its new Lumia devices.