Recently Nokia has made it official that the keys to making their future smartphones is given to HMD, a company which already has plans to bring Android-powered phones and tablets. We have looked through the leaders of the new company and it turned out that most of them had long stints at Nokia.
If you still have a slight feeling that you might be disappointed by the output- Google had plenty of input for the new devices. After seeing the warm welcome by various countries, raisesd the hope that Nokia’s Android smartphones can steal a great share in the market.
Details on what was said are private, but it’s clear that HMD’s ambitions are world-spanning. “We are not going to skip any markets in the long term,” says President Florian Seiche. “We want to be one of the key competitive players in the smartphone business,” says CEO CEO Arto Nummela.
“We will be extremely true to the Nokia brand,” Nummela claims. “The Nokia brand is known for simplicity, ease of use, reliability and quality. These are the elements that we will deliver together with amazing industrial design.”
So, what can we expect? “Simplicity” and “Ease of use” suggest we won’t see any heavy meddling with Android like MIUI and company pull off. And (thankfully) the Windows-ified mess of the Nokia X phones is behind us. Perhaps some light modifications over AOSP like using Nokia’s Z Launcher and (given the alleged level of Google involvement) the prominent presence of Google Apps (Assistant, Photos, Allo + Duo, etc.).