Could Nokia be going back to Android?

23/06/2014

Could Nokia Be Going Back To Android?

Nokia has been one of the most confusing companies in the smartphone world over the last few months, leaving none of us really all that sure of the direction it plans to go with its new releases - but it has made a new move that really could come right out of left field.

The company was one of the biggest supporters of the Windows Phone operating systems in the relatively early age of the smartphone market, but it made waves earlier this year when it changed tact with the Nokia X, a device that packed Google's Android operating system and won Nokia some new fans.

It looked like this new era was over before it really began last month, though, with Nokia being bought out by Microsoft, and the firm confirming that new devices would be released with Nokia branding, going instead under the banner of being Windows phones from the operating system to the hardware.

But now it has thrown the cat among the pigeons again with a new cryptic invite that suggests it might once be going to Android in the coming months. The invitation that has circulated for the last 24 hours, advertises an event on June 24th, and promises to make you 'green with envy' with the whole promo having a green tinge to it.

It will be a move that inspires deja vu in many people. After all, when Nokia first went with Android for the Nokia X, it changed its Facebook page to green for the whole day in celebration. 

Now the use of the Google operating system's colour again has led to many speculating that Nokia is about to release the Nokia X2, a successor to the previous Android phone from the firm. 

"Summer brings out our inner glow… stay tuned to Conversations to find out what we've got in store," the blog post from Nokia has promised, although we will need to wait until the 24th to see what it has up its sleeve for us.

However, while many people are predicting that the use of colour will mean a return to Android so soon after the recent takeover, there are other experts who have dismissed this idea and believe that the release will be the company's upcoming Windows phone flagship.

The Nokia Lumia 930 is expected on shelves in July, and some are saying that the green is just a coincidence that alludes to the bright colours that the firm likes to use for the rear casing of its Lumia devices. 

Other rumours that are still doing the rounds include the release being a more budget-friendly device. Some are saying that it will see the arrival of the Nokia Lumia 635, which is expected to come in far lower down the market, but is going to ship with 4G capabilities.