Despite Nokia's close relationship with Microsoft due to the former's support for Windows Phone 8 and arlier versions of the OS, the Finnish firm could be planning an Android-powered smartphone.
The company recently posted a job advertisement on LinkedIn seeking a Linux expert to work within a "start-up environment." The ad makes mention of "exciting new products" and "mobile phone technology".
The posting, which was for unknown reasons made inactive and inaccessible on Friday, was entitled "Principal Software Engineer, Embedded Linux Middleware."
Should the advert be referring to another project other than an Android device, one possibility is that Nokia is working on its own Maps app -- or other general applications -- for Google's platform.
Sales of the 920 have not been as projected. Windows 8 touch devices overall have not met sales expectations plus are getting destroyed by Android and iOS devices. The $1.5 billion dollar buzz MS has been trying to create for windows 8 ( mostly on smartphones and tablets ) have not translated well in sales and market share as anticipated. This would undoubtedly force Nokia to search for alternatives to windows and the only other viable option is Android ( hence the article and its rumour )
As far as I can tell, lots of people have been getting Lumia 920s and there have been estimates that are very high, in some countries, it has already outsold the iPhone 5 even though it hasn't been out as long
I am and have been a Nokia user since I was young. I've honestly only had a Sony Ericsson once, everything else has been a Nokia. This news really excites me!