Nokia to build Android-powered phones? Blame the translator!

Nokia to build Android-powered phones? Blame the translator!
The Internet was buzzing Monday after Nokia CEO's alleged remarks about being open to the possibility of building Android-powered phones.

Nokia CEO Stephen Elop gave an interview to a French website and not long after the following translation started doing the rounds:

In the current ecosystem wars we are using Windows Phone as our weapon. But we are always thinking about what's coming next, what will be the role of HTML 5, Android... HTML5 could make the platform itself-being Android, Windows Phone or any other-irrelevant in the future, but it's still too soon to tell. Today we are committed and satisfied with Microsoft, but anything is possible.

Needless to say, the Interwebs were on fire, excited that Android-powered phones from Nokia, once everybody's darling, were even a possibility. The craziness went on for quite a while, until Nokia clarified that the translation floating around wasn't an accurate one and issued the 'correct' translation.

So, the way I think about it is, in the current war on ecosystems, we are fighting with Windows Phone. That's what we're doing. Now, what we're always doing is asking, how does that evolve? What's next? What role does HTML5 play? What role does Android or other things play in the future? We're looking further into the future, but it terms of what we're bringing to market, and what we're immediately focused on, we're focused on Windows Phone.

Needless to say, Nokia is committed to the Windows Phone platform. File this one as another non-news that caught on like wildfire.


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