..Why I would do Android on (Nokia) feature phones: Says HMD’s CPO

Image showing HMD Global logo | Android on Nokia feature phone

Last year we saw a surprising unofficial video of Nokia feature phone running on Android OS & from then users are asking many times for its official launch date. None of the two companies (Google or HMD Global) had announced any plans to introduce such type of feature phones. So, we can say this was a very secret project but today we have a big news related to this & that’s from HMD Global. As many of you might have already predicted from our headline, this is a big disappointing news for Nokia fans.

HMD’s CPO Juho Sarvikas recently had an interview with The Indian Express where he has expressed his views on Nokia feature running on Android Operating System. This is what he thinks about the whole project:

“We have partnered with KaiOS and I am actually less concerned with the operating system in question. I’m looking at the usability.”

Further more he said:

“What you want to make sure is to provide a great experience and then also deliver modern applications such as Google Maps, Facebook or WhatsApp. I’m not sure why, why I would do Android on feature phones.”

So, now we can say that HMD Global is not interested in announcing a single Nokia feature phone running on Android OS. Don’t be disappointed guys, it happens. Who knows HMD may come up with some more interesting projects than this in the coming future.

Watch Leaked Video

Nokia feature phone running on Android OS

As shown in the video, this feature phone supports Google Maps, Google Assistant, Chrome, YouTube & much more. In the About Phone section it reveals the codename of this device as “Ion GAFP”.

While having conversation with the same source, Juho Sarvikas also talked about upcoming Nokia smartphones where he said that company is currently focused on affordable 5G flagship smartphones which will come out in the future with new Nokia 7 & Nokia 8 series devices:

“Our focus has been on the Nokia 7 and 8 series lineup.”

“We have been more focused on our investment in the affordable flagship category, delivering great value to performance, great experience at half the price of the flagship.”

Thanks to Dravya for the tip!

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