Friday 20 September 2013

Nokia’s Android phone project is still underway: Report

Remember the recent reports, which revealed that Nokia was secretly working on an Android-powered Lumia smartphone prototype (codenamed MView); well it turns out that despite Microsoft’s plans to buy Nokia’s devices unit, the development of this prototype in still underway.

According to a report in Chinese publication CTechnology, Nokia plans to continue the development of this Android smartphone at least until the acquisition is not approved by its shareholders. The company is holding a shareholder meet in November, where the decision will be taken regarding Microsoft’s acquisition offer.

The report also notes that the work on this Qualcomm 8225Q processor-powered Android prototype is currently going on at the Beijing R&D center of the company and contract-based device maker Foxconn has even delivered 10,000 units of this prototype to Nokia.

While it is highly unlikely that Nokia shareholders will decline Microsoft’s offer, the company still doesn’t want to take any risk and continue with its previous plans. If you are waiting for a Nokia-built Android phone, pray that Nokia shareholders somehow decide against the Microsoft deal.

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