Nokia Linux Job Posting Sparks Android Rumors


Nokia may publicly be embracing Windows Phone, but could it have other smartphone aspirations? That question’s been going around a lot today, upon the discovery of a job posting showing Nokia looking to hire some to fill a Principal Software Engineer, Embedded Linux Middleware position. Already, there’s been speculation that this means an exploratory stab at Android devices, but cooler heads have suggested that there’s just too much being read into the job posting.

While the posting has since been removed, it initially referenced a “start-up environment” and “mobile phone technology”. Android may have seemed like the most exciting explanation, but there were also suggestions that this might be a sign of getting on-board with Tizen or another smartphone platform like it, still in its infancy.

WPCentral has a convincing theory that this could all be tied to something like Nokia’s Here maps, and developing Here software for Android or the upcoming Firefox OS; Nokia’s already shown serious interest in that project.

That’s a whole lot less interesting than Nokia making its own Android phone, sure, but we’ve got to admit that it’s much more plausible.

Source: LinkedIn
Via: BGR, WPCentral

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