Nokia may be in trouble with app developers
It seems Nokia might be in hot water with Android app developers over the uploading of some apps into the Nokia Store. Through the X series of devices, Nokia has its own iteration of Android phones and is keen to deliver an authenticate Android experience to their customer base. However, the Android operating system in these devices is actually Nokia developed and do not have access to many Google-based services out of the box, especially Google Play Services. This means that there is no Google Play Store for these devices. The Nokia Store was developed to allow the shuttling of Android base apps to these devices.
Nokia seems to be uploading apps rather quickly to keep its Store well stocked and may have overlooked obtaining developer permission. This was first reported by the developer of ADW launcher, Anders Webbs. Webbs stated that Nokia notified him on the uploading of his app to the store without prior consent. They have even set up an account under his name. He was never notified of this action nor was he queried on his interest to make the app available to the Store. At the moment, it is unclear how many apps and developers have been treated in this manner. More importantly, has there been a violation of copyright laws?
It may seem rather presumptuous for Nokia to act as such, and we sense some anxiety to deliver to its fledgling Android-community. we may need to wait and see if there is any potential backlash from app developers.
Source : Pocketnow