It's Official! Nokia Will Be Returning In 2017 With Android Smartphones
Talk about coming back from the dead!
Fallen smartphone brand Nokia is poised to return early 2017 with new handsets, as predicted. After ditching Windows, the range will be based on Android.
The new Nokias will be manufactured by Foxconn subsidiary FIH Mobile and sold by a Finnish company led by veteran Nokia executives called HMD Global.
Nokia was previously owned by tech giant Microsoft who bought the Finnish brand for USD7.2 billion. The Nokia name was ditched and replaced with Microsoft Lumia. But it didn't do well, so Microsoft sold the rights to HMD Global.
Details are scarce at the moment but Nokia has confirmed the return on its website under the "Phone" section
The new section also shows a bunch of feature phones, but the new company promises that it "will enter the global smartphone market with the next generation of Nokia phones running Android" in 2017.
Nokia has experimented with Android before in the form of tablets
Unveiled in November 2014, the Nokia N1 is the company's first mobile device since the sale of its original mobile phone business to Microsoft earlier in the year. It was released in China on 2015.
For now, we'll have to wait to see if an Android-powered Nokia phone is able to compete with the likes Apple, Google, Samsung, and the many other Android phones on the market