It looks like Nokia could be making a comeback with rumors circulating in China about a new flagship in the works that runs Android.
The rumor in China says that the upcoming device will be developed by the team that worked on the Nokia N9 and will be a high performance device, expected to be on par with upcoming flagship devices. There are several interesting points in this rumor, the foremost being that we are yet to see an Android-running Nokia device that can compete with flagships of its time. The closest they got was the Nokia X series, the X, X+ and XL which ran a Nokia-customized version of Android, but they were miles behind its competitors. So it will be a great leap forward for Nokia to be challenging at the premier end of the mobile market, a throwback to its glory days.
Some of you may be wondering how is Nokia still around after it has been bought over by Microsoft. Well Microsoft has only acquired Nokia’s Devices and Services division, while the parent company still remains. However, Microsoft does own the rights to the Nokia name and logo for the foreseeable future. This leaves Microsoft with limited options to produce this device. They could of course come up with a new brand altogether and manufacture it themselves or, they good go through another manufacturer such as Foxconn.
As users and potential users of this new Android-based Nokia flagship, we do hope to see Nokia make a mark on today’s mobile market, bringing its trademark reliability and innovation once again.