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Nokia seeks Linux engineer, Android crowd goes wild
slashgear.com ^ | Nov 30th 2012 | Chris Burns

Posted on 12/03/2012 10:25:55 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach

A Nokia job listing [since taken down] has been discovered seeking a Senior Engineer with Linux expertise, rather than Windows Phone experience, this leading the Android masses to have a freak-out-festival about the possibilities of a Google OS Nokia device. At the moment it’s a nearly all-Microsoft party at Nokia with the latter shaking hands heavily with the former for the launch of Windows Phone 8 with devices like the Nokia Lumia 920, a hero for the operating system. With a Linux expert on their team, (not that Nokia doesn’t already have engineers with such expertise), it would appear that Nokia is attempting to keep their ties with Android at least a possible future plan – but clues are dubious at best.

It’s not that we don’t think Nokia would ever make an attempt and creating an Android phone, it’s just that one single job posting does not a Nexus make. Back in May of 2011 there was a single prediction from super stealth inside Eldar Murtazin which said that if Microsoft didn’t outright purchase Nokia inside 2012, they’d toss out ex-Microsoft executive Stephen Elop from the CEO spot and place former Nokia smartphone chief Anssi Vanjoki back on top.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: android; linux; mobiledevices; nokia

1 posted on 12/03/2012 10:26:05 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Heh. I can't even begin to figure out how those things work. I'm still using this ancient, no-frills 2006 Nokia 6060 "Clamshell" cellphone.

Hey, it works...

2 posted on 12/03/2012 11:20:10 AM PST by carriage_hill (Don't whiz on the electric fence. Awwwww-yeah!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Hey, guys, quit with the phone-y stuff. Some of us really don’t care that what the latest device is. I’m willing to guess that some of you don’t even use this stuff to call your children, or your ex-wife to let her know you’re sending the support check, do you?


3 posted on 12/03/2012 11:38:21 AM PST by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: carriage_hill
Me too. It is built like a rock and I have one in reserve just in case.


4 posted on 12/03/2012 12:46:08 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

did anyone think this is about reverse engineering competition phones?


5 posted on 12/03/2012 12:54:03 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: righttackle44

some of us like capitalism...while we still have it


6 posted on 12/03/2012 1:15:01 PM PST by ari-freedom (Happy Thanksgiving!)
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To: righttackle44

You care enough to click on the story and then post a reply.


7 posted on 12/03/2012 1:40:06 PM PST by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Heh; I’m not alone! You’re right, it’s a rock. I’ve run over it with the farm tractor 2-3x, and it just keeps on ticking.


8 posted on 12/03/2012 1:54:26 PM PST by carriage_hill (Don't whiz on the electric fence. Awwwww-yeah!)
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