We know that Nokia has officially sold off their mobile division to Microsoft, but does that mean that they are planning on sitting back and just collect money from their patents? Well from previous reports, that hardly seems like the case, and according to recent job listings, it seems that Nokia could be thinking about possible future Android handsets. Now the Nokia that Microsoft bought focused purely on Windows Phone, although they did dabble in Android which was quickly axed by Microsoft, so perhaps the Nokia that Microsoft didn’t buy will pick up where they left off. Some of the job listings don’t particularly stand out as they call for positions such as engineers and designers.
When Nokia completed the sale of its mobile business to Microsoft earlier this year, the acquisition meant that the Finnish giant would not manufacture mobile phones for a while, and concentrate on its telecommunications and services business in the interim. However, if newly-spotted job listings on LinkedIn are to be believed, then Nokia is hiring engineers, designers and camera specialists for upcoming devices. PhoneArena, citing a Russian publication, notes that out of the posted LinkedIn job listings, few have already closed – indicating that the Finnish company found the fitting professionals. The report claims that one of the job openings at LinkedIn for a photography engineer says that the company is in search of “a mobile photography engineer with experience writing camera drivers for Android.” The spotted requirement kicks-off a new debate about whether Nokia is considering coming back to the phone business, and that too with an Android running device. Lastly, the report suggested that the hiring process is being carried out by team that designed the recently released Nokia Z Launcher, which is compatible with smartphones running Android 4.1 or higher. What do you think about the possible re-entry by Nokia into the smartphone, specifically Android smartphone market? Let us know in the comments section below. Microsoft announced the biggest job cuts in its 39-year old history – with some 18,000 jobs being axed, of which 12,500 were from the Nokia acquisition.
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