With the acquisition of Trolltech, perhaps we all were already unconsciously aware that Nokia releasing Linux-based handsets is just a matter of time. And besides, Nokia already rolled out a Linux-based tablet before. Itâ€™s just that Iâ€™m so used to Nokia systems carrying Symbian platforms that this took me by surprise.
A Finnish news site reported that Nokia is indeed working on Linux-based phones. The piece even mentioned that CFO Rick Simonson confirmed that the company is â€œdefinitely proceeding in that direction.â€ As promising as it seems, I still havenâ€™t come across an official statement about this yet. In fact, Engadget mentions that a recent Reuters article discussing Nokiaâ€™s commitment to use Linux for a variety of its products without specifically pinpointing mobile phones. But then, with Nokia holding the largest share in the worldâ€™s mobile phone market, who says Linux-based Nokia phones canâ€™t happen?
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