Nokia Corporation is a Finnish multinational communications and information technology company, founded in 1865. Nokia is headquartered in Espoo, Uusimaa, in the greater Helsinki metropolitan area. According to many rumors, the coming back phones of Nokia on 2017 will all be powered by Google. No one knows yet what will be its name and how many smartphones are there for the fans, but sure things is Nokia is back on track.
Nokia's 2017 Smartphones Will All Be Powered By Android
As reported by The Verge, the first Nokia-branded handsets running Android are due to arrive early next year, 2017. After announcing its plans to return to tablets and phones back in May, Nokia is providing more details today as it formalizes a licensing agreement with HMD Global (HMD). Also based in Finland, HMD global is the new home of Nokia phones under a brand licensing deal that will last for at least 10 years.
Today, Nokia is launching a new phones section on their website. It is probably the sign of the return of Nokia-branded smartphones and tablets after Microsoft acquired its phone business and killed off the Nokia brand in favor of Lumia for smartphones. The first Nokia-branded smartphones powered by Android will be available in the first half of 2017, alongside Nokia-branded feature phones.
HMD Global Partnership
The partnership will see HMD manufacture the first batch of Android-powered Nokia smartphones in early 2017 with plans to expand its efforts to also include the production of affordable feature phones. Here are some of the statement from HMD posted by TNW.
HMD has developed a unique strategic partnership model that will see it working with some of the world’s leading technology companies including Nokia, FIH Mobile Limited (FIH) and Google. Future Nokia smartphones will utilise Google’s Android operating system, currently deployed on 86 [percent] of the world’s smartphones.
HMD is developing an exciting new consumer centric product range which will focus on innovation, quality and experience, alongside the iconic Nokia mobile phone attributes of design, robustness, and reliability.
Just early this year, the Finish phone maker reminded customers of its brand when it surprisingly dropped a new feature phone. So for now, we’ll have to wait until the first half of next year to find out whether Nokia’s smartphones will be Android-powered handsets.