While Nokia sold its smartphone division to Microsoft, and will have its name removed from future Lumia products, the Finnish company may be planning to release a new Android smartphone.
New reports have emerged that Nokia is working on a flagship device that will be built by the same team that made the Nokia N9. Nokia recently released the Nokia X, Nokia XL and Nokia XL+ handsets, which used a version of Android that was skinned to look like the Windows Phone OS. These devices look like they may be the foundation for this new device.
Nokia Corporation's CEO Rajeev Suri recently hinted that the company might be re-entering the smartphone market. Microsoft got the Nokia brand’s 10-year license when it purchased the smartphone division, so the new Nokia phone may not be branded Nokia at all.
Either way, Nokia has some work to do. The Nokia brand name doesn’t have the same reputation it once had and its time on the Windows Phone OS may have resulted in Nokia fans turning elsewhere for their smartphone needs.