Nokia, the once-beloved and widely popular mobile phone maker promised that it would be back to doing what it knows best, making and selling phones, in 2016. 2016 is here and we have a rough idea as to what to expect from the fallen mobile phone giant.
This image that hit Chinese social networking sites is said to be of one of the 3 Android smartphones that Nokia is set to introduce later in the year:
Nokia fell from the graces of the hostile mobile phone industry when it failed to effectively take on the Apple iPhone and the flood of cheap Android devices. It eventually sold off its mobile devices division to Microsoft but has been itching to make a comeback ever since. With its contractual obligations to that deal ending by the end of 2016, it is expected to release several smartphones to signal its proverbial rise from the ashes.
Even though the Finnish company is yet to release a smartphone, it has been quite active in the mobile device space. It released the N1 tablet towards the end of 2014 and has even made an Android application while at it.
Nokia has already made it clear that it will be relying on third parties for manufacturing while it focuses on the design.
Another darling of the past, BlackBerry, has already made it clear that it is focusing on just Android smartphones (we know of at least two at the moment) and nothing else this year. It looks like 2016 is the year that fallen giants fully embrace Android and stage serious comebacks. Will they be successful? Only time will tell.