The recent Android N1 tablet is surely not what Nokia is set to make the world see. Waiting for its contract with Microsoft by which it could not sell any phones under its brand till this year’s end and not license its brand for phones until at least the third quarter of 2016, Nokia is already in plans to make its comeback. The then-mobile phone-giant is preparing to enter into the smartphone market in 2016, sources close to the company reported to Recode.
As early as next year, the company aims to rejoin the phone market, two sources briefed on Nokia’s plans told Re/code. In addition, the company has a number of other ambitious technology projects, including some in the virtual reality arena, these sources said.
The move is driven by Nokia Technologies — the smallest of the three businesses that remained after the Microsoft deal, alongside its mapping and network equipment businesses. Nokia Technologies is best known for being the arm that licenses the company’s massive portfolio of more than 10,000 patents.
There is no word as to what Nokia is up to for 2016 in terms of hardware and software, but insiders say it is surely bigger than Android N1 tablets and Android Z1 launcher software. What we can say as of now is that seeing the huge competition in the smartphone market, Nokia should really come up with a very attractive plan if it intends to make its mark, as it had done earlier but failed eventually.
If Nokia made Android smartphones, would you consider buying them?
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