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Nokia categorically denies Android smartphone rumors sparked by job ad
Fast forward to a few days later, and Nokia has finally issued a statement regarding the matter. Has it confirmed that yes, it is indeed making its own Android smartphones to compete with Samsung and HTC? According to Doug Dawson, a Nokia Media Relations person, the answer is a rather disappointing, “no.” His words, on Twitter:
Apparently, Nokia is looking for a new “Linux guy” only because it wants to introduce HERE Maps support for other platforms.
If Nokia wanted to hedge its bets, it should have done so a long time ago. But instead, it went with the Windows Phone-only route. And it seems that things aren’t going to change any time soon.