In a far cry from his burning platform memo, Stephen Elop has finally acknowledged that ‘anything is possible’ when it comes to the future. Nokia remains fully committed to Microsoft and Windows Phone, but Elop has stated that the company is always evaulating its options for future mobile devices, including Android. Elop spoke candidly in an interview with El Pais, stating:
“In the current ecosystem wars we are using Windows Phone as our weapon. But we are always thinking about what’s coming next, what will be the role of HTML 5, Android… Today we are committed and satisfied with Microsoft, but anything is possible.”
Nokia enthusiasts shouldn’t take this to mean that Nokia will develop Android handsets alongside Windows Phone, but rather as a last resort should the company find itself in a situation it might not be able to pull out of without the significant push of Android. It should be mentioned that the only handset manufacturer currently able to reap a profit from Android has been Samsung and Nokia is highly aware of this.
[via El Pais]