Just like the White Walkers in Game of Thrones or, heck, the zombies in The Walking Dead — It seems the brand that brought us the nearly indestructible 5110 and the grand-daddy of all smartphones today, Nokia, refuses to stay down and die. In fact, to our surprise and to the surprise of attendees at Google I/O, Nokia could be making a comeback and it sounds like this time they are fully embracing Android as its OS.
That’s right! Nokia Technologies is teaming up with Foxconn and HMD Global to revive the brand that probably has all of you #TitosandTitasofManila reminiscing about playing Snake or fiddling with your phone’s Ringtone Maker to make your own custom tunes. This is how the group will handle the division of labor: HMD Global will develop the handsets and tablets with input from Nokia Technologies, and Foxconn will manufacture said devices. Sounds simple, but there were a lot of factors that had to fall into place to make this happen.
Nokia has tried to incorporate Android in some of their Lumia devices before, but we didn’t really see those fly off the shelves. Only time will tell if Nokia will truly make a comeback and make us remember why they dominated the scene long ago, but fully embracing the Android platform is certainly a step in the right direction. For now, we shall remain cautiously optimistic.
Source: Android Authority