Nokia May Rejoin Smartphone Market With Android Devices, Tip Job Listings

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Nokia May Rejoin Smartphone Market With Android Devices, Tip Job Listings
When Nokia completed the sale of its mobile business to Microsoft earlier this year, the acquisition meant that the Finnish giant would not manufacture mobile phones for a while, and concentrate on its telecommunications and services business in the interim.

However, if newly-spotted job listings on LinkedIn are to be believed, then Nokia is hiring engineers, designers and camera specialists for upcoming devices.

PhoneArena, citing a Russian publication, notes that out of the posted LinkedIn job listings, few have already closed - indicating that the Finnish company found the fitting professionals. The report claims that one of the job openings at LinkedIn for a photography engineer says that the company is in search of "a mobile photography engineer with experience writing camera drivers for Android."

The spotted requirement kicks-off a new debate about whether Nokia is considering coming back to the phone business, and that too with an Android running device.

Lastly, the report suggested that the hiring process is being carried out by team that designed the recently released Nokia Z Launcher, which is compatible with smartphones running Android 4.1 or higher. What do you think about the possible re-entry by Nokia into the smartphone, specifically Android smartphone market? Let us know in the comments section below.

Microsoft announced the biggest job cuts in its 39-year old history - with some 18,000 jobs being axed, of which 12,500 were from the Nokia acquisition.

The Redmond giant further dumped its Android experiment and also announced that the Nokia X series of phones would be making the transition to Windows Phone as Lumia devices. For those unaware, Microsoft's Nokia had first announced the X series of phones running a heavily customised version of Android at MWC this year.

Recently, Nokia Corporation reported higher profits and earnings after the acquisition of its mobile business by Microsoft. The company announced that its Q2 profit rose 20 percent.


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