Could Nokia Release Android Devices? “Anything Is Possible,” Says Elop
Even though it’s publicly committed to Windows Phone, Nokia can’t seem to shake rumors that it might one day consider making Android handsets. After all, the company produces some beautiful, functional hardware, but its decision to go with the least popular major smartphone OS around is keeping a whole lot of otherwise interested customers from checking out its offerings. While the company’s Windows Phone enthusiasm shows no signs of wavering, there’s still the chance that Nokia might think about diversifying itself a little sometime in the future, at least according to a new interview with CEO Stephen Elop.
When asked about the possibility of releasing an Android handset, Elop reiterated that Windows Phone is where Nokia’s interests are right now, but said that the company is always looking at what it should do next. He moved away from the idea of an Android device a bit, talking instead about how HTML5-based phones could make how we currently differentiate between platforms start to become less and less meaningful, but was clear about one thing: when it comes to Nokia’s future, anything is possible.