Nokia posted a job listing seeking a Linux expert, and we all became excited that the cell phone giant would be crossing over to the Android side. Unfortunately, Nokia confirmed that the job listing is not related to the creation of an Android smartphone. Instead, Nokia is looking for the Linux expert to help them with HERE Maps.
Nokia could in fact finally be realizing they should have gone with Android -- the best mobile OS in the world. New reports are surfacing today that Nokia is looking to hire some new "principle software engineers" and many think this could finally be their arrival into the world of Android.
Gartner has broken down the sales of smartphones from Q3 2012, and the numbers are rather interesting. As you would expect, Android was the best-selling OS by a sizable margin. Along with that, it also had the highest percentage of market share for Q3, and the competition was not even close.
Samsung has come out on top yet again. This marks the third quarter in a row that Samsung was able to beat Nokia for the number on phone seller. Previously, Nokia had that title for an impressive 14 straight years. Apple brought up the rear, coming in at a respectable third place.
Galaxy Nexus and the Galaxy S III as of late -- and we should hear more on that later today. Now we are hearing the brand new Nexus 7 tablet could be next.
more total phones than the previous leader Nokia, IDC now claims that the South Korean company has ousted Apple from its perch atop smartphone shipments as well. They estimate that Samsung shipped 42.2 million smartphones in the first quarter of 2012, to Apple's 35.1 million iPhones. Technically Samsung also sells Windows Phone devices, but it's fair to say that they sold more Galaxy-brand Android phones in the last four months than Apple sold iPhones.
the upcoming Galaxy S III are among the most coveted worldwide. A milestone that Samsung's been working towards for years has finally been passed: they've unseated Nokia as the number one phone manufacturer on the planet. According to IHS iSuppli, Samsung sold 25.4% of the mobile phones (including smartphones and "feature phones") in the first quarter of 2012.
Nokia's Lumia 900 has made quite the splash over on AT&T. But apparently it's not doing so hot across the pond: reports out of European cell carriers say that their retail staff can't make a case for other Lumia phones like the 710 and the 800. Why? It's the software, of course - Nokia's gone full Windows Phone 7 with their smartphone line, something that's a hard sell for European customers expecting Android.
NITDroid forums dedicated to bringing Android to Nokia hardware have shown off their latest and certainly greatest project: fully functional Android 4.0 on the MeeGo-powered Nokia N9.