Nokia on Thursday, announced its intentions to launch android powered smart phones in first quarter of 2017. The HMD Global, which announced this in a statement said Nokia hopes to become a major player in the global smartphone market.
Its path to reaching that goal according to HMD Global will begin in the first half of 2017 with the arrival of the first Nokia-branded smartphone products running Google’s Android mobile operating system.The company has enlisted the help of FIH Mobile Limited, a subsidiary of Foxconn, to handle manufacturing duties. Led by a number of former Microsoft and Nokia employees, HMD Global said it has given Nokia brand the best chance yet to succeed in a smartphone-first world.
‘‘Given today’s fiercely competitive landscape and the fact that several key markets are becoming saturated, finding success won’t be easy,’’ it said. Before Google, Apple, Samsung, LG, HTC, Sony, Huawei and a host of other modern-day handset makers rose to prominence, Nokia ruled the roost