Meet The First Android-Powered Nokia Smartphone
You might be wondering why Nokia has yet to develop an Android smartphone. After all, Android is the most popular mobile operating system on the market, accounting for well over 65% of the global market share. But there’s actually a good reason for Nokia’s business strategy: it was acquired by Microsoft several years ago. Being that Android is a direct competitor of Microsoft’s Window OS, it would make sense for Nokia to avoid creating Android devices.
As the saying goes, if you can’t beat em’, join em’. It appears Microsoft has changed its mobile marketing tactics, allowing Nokia to produce an Android smartphone. Several sources claim Nokia is working on an Android-powered smartphone — a first for the mobile maker. Dubbed the Nokia C1, it will run Android 5.0 Lollipop right out of the box, which is sure to attract some users. Of course, operating system is only one element for shoppers to consider when searching for a new smartphone.
Android 5.0 introduces a broad range of new features to the Google-owned Android operating system, including a Material theme, new notifications, new icons, and even a power-saving technology known as Project Volta.
According to AndroidHeadlines, the upcoming Nokia C1 features a 5-inch display, 2GB RAM, 8-megapixel primary camera, and a 5-megapixel secondary camera. We still don’t know what type of processor will power Nokia’s upcoming Android smartphone, but it’s safe to assume it will have a quad-core processor of some type. Some possible chipsets include a Snapdragon 800, Snapdragon 801, or Exynos processor.
Last November, Nokia released an Android-powered tablet, the N1, which also runs Android 5.0 Lollipop. One theory regarding the company’s decision to shift towards Android is that it saw a significant boost in sales following the release of the N1. With the success of the N1, Nokia and Microsoft may be willing to step outside of the Windows OS.
Note: the leaked image published above reportedly depicts the upcoming Nokia C1. It’s a somewhat grainy image, but it’s the only one currently floating around of the C1.
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