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July 26, 2012

Nokia Ditches Development Of Android-Killing Operating System?

by Ernest Doku

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Sources have divulged to Reuters that beleaguered phone maker Nokia have recently put the brakes on developments of a new software project - one which had designs on toppling Android as the mass-market mobile platform of choice.

Linux-based 'Meltemi' as it was codenamed, was set to replace Nokia's Series 40 software, but the Finnish manufacturer scrapped the project in an effort to cut costs. 

This loss stands to further erode their once healthy position in the lucrative entry-level sector, as affordable Android-powered smartphones continue to deliver an impressive experience at bargain price points.

Other recently announced cost-cutting measures from Nokia include the loss of 10,000 jobs, and a continued reliance on Windows Phone to power its smartphone range.

 

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