CEO Rajeev Suri has confirmed that Nokia will be back to smartphones once the agreement with Microsoft is over in 2016, we hear from our sources that it will none other than Foxconn that will be entrusted with the manufacturing of first Nokia Android smartphones.
Speaking of software tweaks, the new handsets will run Android. They’re said to come to India, China and some European countries first and then the rest of the world. Foxcon is also the maker of the Nokia N1, so their partnership with Nokia is by no means new. We already knew that Nokia would be coming back to the phone market next year, when their legal obligations related to Microsoft expire.
The strategy was detailed by CEO Rajev Suri and in the meantime we have to mention that the Foxcon made Nokia N1 tablet is doing very well in China. It has won the best Android Tablet Award in China and sold all batches of stocks locally in just minutes. Now imagine a smaller version of with Z Launcher and you get the idea of what Nokia is trying to do.