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No Nokia Android Smartphones For Now, Says Elop

No Nokia Android Smartphones For Now, Says Elop

Seems like Nokia would concentrate on its efforts on the Windows Phone 8 platform - for now. Nokia CEO, Stephen Elop, has officially shot down rumors about the company's interest in developing Android smartphones, while taking a shot at the open-sourced operating system.

BGR - '“We are clearly innovating with Microsoft around Windows Phone, and are focused on taking that to lower and lower price points,” he said, according to TechCrunch. “You will see that over time [we will] compete with Android. But at the same time we’ve said consistently — and we’re just beginning to see it in the Asha full-touch products — that we will continue to innovate around our Asha smartphone line in order to compete with the very lowest levels of Android.”

“The situation that Android is facing, where the amount of fragmentation that you’re seeing is increasing as people take it in different directions, is of course offset by Google’s efforts to turn an open ecosystem into something that’s quite a bit more closed as you’ve seen quite recently,” Elop said."'

Source: TechCrunch via BGR

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