There is good news for those who have been looking forward to a Nokia smartphone running on the Android platform. For there indeed might be such a smartphone up for the taking soon though there is a twist in the tale. For the company in question here is Newkia and not Nokia, and the only semblance it has with the Finnish company is that it is the brainchild of a former Nokia CEO Thomas Zilliacus.
Nokia loyalists have long been ruing the lack of a suitable handset from the company running what can be termed as the world’s hottest operating system right now. The company has so far been developing smartphones based on Windows Phone 8 which is yet to attain the kind of maturity and user acceptance as the Android operating system. Now as if developing Windows based smartphones wasn’t enough, Nokia as a whole has walked into the arms of Microsoft.
Not many are pleased with such a development, particularly those in Finland for whom Nokia was nothing short of a national icon. Former Nokia CEOs too have risen to the occasion and have offered support to Newkia. A mass exodus of employees from Nokia too is also expected, something that Zilliacus has openly said he will be pursuing with a lot of zeal.
Nokia has found the going tough after the emergence of the Google Android operating system on to the big scene. Manufacturers such as Samsung jumped on the Android bandwagon and made the platform a household name. The South Korean company quickly rose to the ranks of the biggest smartphone maker in the world, replacing Nokia from the top. Now with the emergence of a new company manned with some of the best minds of the original, what remains to be seen is whether Newkia is able to attain the former glory of Nokia.