The recently-appointed chief executive officer of Nokia, Stephen Elop, formerly a Microsoft executive, said that the possibility of a Nokia phones running Android or Windows 7 operating system is higher than ever.
He wants Nokia to bring innovations to the market faster, than it has been doing. Elop made these statements in a 1,300-word memo to Nokia’s employees, according to reports in The Register and Techcrunch Europe.
“The first iPhone shipped in 2007, and we still don’t have a product that is close to their experience. Android came on the scene just over two years ago, and this week they took our leadership position in smartphone volumes,” Elop said in the memo.
The new chief executive officer is expected to herald several changes in the way Nokia goes about its business. Rumours suggest that Nokia is going to announce a partnership with Microsoft, possibly around Windows 7. Some of the comments Elop made indicate that Nokia might transform the way it develops devices.
Elop said, “Symbian is proving to be an increasingly difficult environment in which to develop, to meet the continuously expanding consumer requirements…Our competitors aren’t taking our market share with devices; they are taking our market share with an entire ecosystem.”
The statement clearly points out that the Symbian platform will either see a great deal of transformation or might be dumped altogether, though the latter is unlikely.
These statements definitely point to a more collaborative approach and we might see Android and Windows based Nokia phones very soon.