Android Lumia, Surface Phone and Asha on Linux, some interesting concepts from the mobile companies
Perhaps everyone who has ever used phones from Nokia Lumia line has wondered what if the smartphones were running on the Android platform instead of the Microsoft’s Windows Phone. Android and iOS are the most popular operating systems in the mobile world. Windows Phone is growing popularity in the last couple years, mainly because of the success of the Lumia phones. It seems that this idea is not that abstract. In fact, according to recent revealing, the original plans of Nokia were to team up with Google for Android running Lumia devices. There are prototypes of Lumia phones working on Android and as sources from the company reveal for New York Times it has not been ” a Herculean engineering effort ” to integrate the platform.
The idea of Android running Lumia smartphone is appealing for many mobile users. However the latest events of the acquisition of the line by Microsoft and the developing partnership between Microsoft and Nokia are a clear sign that it is not going to happen. The Android Lumia phone will stay in the dreams and good wishes of users.
Just hours ago The Verge has shared some more juicy details about the Nokia’s plans to integrate Android OS. According to sources of the site, the Finnish manufacturer previously has a project “Asha on Linux.” it was purposed for low-end devices, embracing the concept of Amazon tablets which run on Android over a very customized user interface by the company. It is not certain whether the program is still going on, but we do have the information that the planned date for the launching of the low-end device was in 2014. The newly released report on this topic reveals that the intentions behind the Android Lumia idea were to have a backup plan for the line in case the Windows Phone running smartphones do not get appreciated by users. Apparently Microsoft also had a backup plan to realize its Windows Phone platform on Surface Phone devices, in case Nokia does not bring a success.
The “what if… “ thinking in the mobile world can be real fun sometimes. Do you like any of the mentioned concepts? Dream with us, and please share.