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Nokia Boss: Google is Making Android More Closed

The CEO of Finnish handset manufacturer Nokia has stated that Google is making its mobile operating system Android more closed. Chief Executive Stephen Elop, a former Microsoft employee responsible for Nokia/Windows Phone deal, had some strong remarks about Android as an ecosystem.

"The situation that Android is facing, where the amount of fragmentation that you're seeing is increasing as people take it in different directions, is of course offset by Google's efforts to turn an open ecosystem into something that's quite a bit more closed as you've seen quite recently."

Google previously decided to stop supporting the popular Exchange ActiveSync accounts service, a technology Windows Phone utilizes for push notifications for services such as Gmail.

Nokia, meanwhile, sold 4.4 million Nokia Lumia units during the fourth quarter of 2012, with overall sales of handsets being 86.3 million.

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