According to the terms set by Microsoft in the acquisition agreement, Nokia wasn’t allowed to sell any smartphones until late 2016 so as to not clash with Microsoft products. And reports from earlier this year suggested that the company was looking to start selling phones right after the date has passed, thus wasting no time.
A new report is now confirming this and goes on to claim that Nokia will follow a similar strategy like with the Nokia N1 tablet, where it will design the product and license the manufacturing to a third party, perhaps Foxconn (like with the N1). Nokia’s design ideology is held in high regard by the world, so it seems like we could be in for an interesting 2016 if these reports are accurate.
The company is yet to mention anything out in public, but it goes without saying that they will embrace Android again, possibly with Z Launcher on board. Would you be interested in a Nokia made Android phone sometime around late 2016? Sound off below.
Via: Phone Arena