By Stephen Schenck | February 13, 2014 5:57 PM
Just about an hour ago, Nokia changed its logo and the background on its Facebook page from the company’s iconic blue to a shade of green. Jumping over to Twitter, and even Google+, we see the same change taking place. What could be the meaning behind this move? If it was about some sort of general environmental consciousness, wouldn’t this be happening in April, closer to Earth Day? Instead, might it have something to do with the company’s MWC announcement, scheduled for Monday, February 24?
A couple theories are being tossed around: one of the most obvious looks to a connection between this and the MWC invite itself. That was positively bathed in green, and the mysterious “meet us under the tree” copy could fit in with an eco motif.
Really, that’s the direction we’d assume Nokia was going here, but WPCentral champions a theory (and one it claims to have on “good authority”) that this isn’t about green=environment, but green=Android.
That’s an intriguing take, because all the customization Nokia’s been up to with its Android fork might have suggested an effort to distance the Nokia X/Normandy from Google’s Android proper. If true, the extent to which Nokia’s “going green” has us thinking that Normandy could be a much more high-profile part of Nokia’s MWC showcase than we had previously expected.