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Nokia, to Mingle with Android OS

Written on June 26, 2011 by Adam Eve

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After MicroKia, will NokiGoogle comes next?

Leaked images of a Nokia handset running an Android OS sparked flurry of rumors. Does this mean that the Finnish company will tie up with the search engine giant?

With the first Nokia Windows Phone 7 and Microsoft’s Mango software update set to roll out in UK sometime in October, there were also reports that Nokia CEO – Stephen Elop – admitted that the company plans to join force with Google. That is, to save the Finnish company’s dwindling smartphone sales.

However, no specs or further hardware details were announced. Will a Nokia Android device becomes a reality? Share your insights by leaving a comment below.

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Android Now the Market Leader for Smartphone OS Sales

Written on August 05, 2010 by Aiken Lewis

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Android powered smartphones started outselling iPhones when the week opened. Now Google's operating system has also beaten former market leader Blackberry OS.

Market researcher NPD Group reports Android running at the top of the race in the second quarter of 2010. It has bumped the undefeated top-seller for already two years and a quarter, Blackberry maker RIM.

To give you an idea, this is how the three most in-demand mobile operating systems in the U.S. get their share in the market in Q2 2010: Android – 33%, RIM – 28%, and Apple – 22%. The increasing margin of Android can be attributed to its long line up of manufacturers. In contrast, RIM and Apple only depend on the sales of their self-manufactured devices. A recent interview with Google CEO Eric Schmidt reveals his predictions of how the company will fare in the near future: “This can be a powerful business, a 10-plus billion-dollar business.” And, if Android OS sales keep accumulating, it can be a powerful revenue source for this powerful business. What do you think?

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