Nokia Partners with Android Too, So Says Eldar Murtazin

February 12, 2011

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If you're unfamiliar with who Eldar Murtazin is, first and foremost, he is the editor-in-chief Analyst and manager of, and a very well read and followed fellow. What he's got to say is in regards to this mornings news about Nokia teaming up with Microsoft for a Windows Phone 7 handshake heard around the world. As this was occuring, Murtazin was hearing from his inside sources that not only had Nokia made a deal with Microsoft, they'd cut a deal with Google as well at essentially the same time.

This deal, Murtazin says, will have Nokia creating their first Android devices for release in 2012. The original tweet where he lets loose this cannonball can be found here, if you'd like to take a peek. This would also put another nail in the coffin for the idea of Nokia as a mobile OS designer - one or two or three of the other nails also coming earlier in the day with notes such as Google offers sacked Nokia engineers a lifeline and of course Nokia Workers walk out of their Finnish jobs.

What do you think, ladies and gentlemen? Will it be Nokia x Microsoft and Nokia x Google vs the world? -- also, thanks for the tip, Ali!

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  • Great Move from Nokia..

  • Great Move from Nokia..

  • I would love to see a Nokia and Android partnership. I am writing this comment from my Nokia N900 and its running Nitdroid, the Android port and its super quick and super user friendly. Android works well on a Nokia Device.

  • Anonymous

    It’s game on!

  • Anonymous

    Now Nokia has a leg to stand on. It will follow LG’s steps, releasing lots of Windows phones that won’t sell, then ramp up Android sales. The problem is that it will squander market share on doing so.

    Great news!

  • Odengv

    I’ll go back to being a Nokia user if they would have an Android OS, as of now no more nokia for me, in fact android 2.2 is far much better than symbian^3

  • They would be mad to tie their fate to WM7 which is struggling with Android as an option

  • Anonymous

    Once you see the new Android 2.2 phones such as LG’s $149 Optimus V for Virgin Mobile, I can’t imagine anyone ever buying a Nokia phone again. And what Nokia/Microsoft concoction is ever going to have a $25 unlimited data/messaging plan with 300 minutes a month? Never.

  • Anonymous

    Eldar is seeking attention as usual. Is this not the guy who claimed that Google will enforce hardware spec of gingerbread ?. Ignore that man please.

    I cant see Microsoft guy Elop accepting Google Android. But who cares, Nokia will now find out that its customers prefer the utility and power of Symbian over the limited eye candy Windows Mobile 7. How on earth can any company drop an asset that commands over 30 percent share to one with less than 2. Nokia N8 sold more than all Windows phones put together – and those phones had killer sleek hardware. Nokia is crazy if they think their Symbian OS does not matter to most. Yes UI needs work but my, Symbian is such a workhorse, its multitssking skills and battery life plus telephony features are unrivalled.

    At worst Nokia should have signed up to OHA as its a better intepretation of the Symbian vision, but no, it deludes itself thinking it can pull it off like Apple. Steve Elop is not Steve Jobs. Nokia always wanted control and would not let Symbian thrive as a unified system, rather it abstracted away symbians presentation layer and kept to itself, fragmenting the ecosystem in the process.

    How will they address the mid level market as Win 7 bloat means it needs high spec hardware ? Oh they will scale it down, they promise. What nutters!!, talk about passing a camel thru the eyes of a needle.

    RIP to Nokia.

  • Peter

    Nokia already officially denied this news and said it rejected Android.

    • Guest

       Actually, Nokia said that they were in negotiations with Google but chose Microsoft.  So this info was true.

  • Cherri Huang

    Nokia + Android = a match made in heaven !

  • Cherri Huang

    Nokia + Android = a match made in heaven !