A Nokia vice president, speaking at the company’s 2009 Nokia World event in Barcelona, said that his company is considering using the open-source Linux OS on future high-end smartphones.  Nokia already uses Linux on its Internet Tablet devices, including the WiMAX capable N810.

Android is not in the cards at this point, though, since the company doesn’t seem to think that Google’s Linux OS offers any real advantages over Nokia’s own development.

Having spent a lot of time over the past couple of years with Maemo based devices, though, I don’t know if that’s really the case….

[via MobileBurn]