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Will we see a Nokia Aseries (Android series) or Android Tablet device in September?

I admit to being a fan of Nokia devices, but think there are several areas of the S60 Symbian-based operating system that need improvement. I am also quite a fan of Google Android, especially running on my T-Mobile G1. The Guardian is reporting the Nokia will be announcing an Android smartphone at Nokia World in September. The Guardian does not list any source for this rumor, other than industry insiders, so I am not taking this possibility as fact yet. However, I do think it would be interesting to see a Nokia ASeries (Android series) or Nokia Android Tablet class of devices with Nokia's outstanding hardware and Android's powerful and user friendly operating system.
Written by Matthew Miller, Contributing Writer on

I admit to being a fan of Nokia devices, but think there are several areas of the S60 Symbian-based operating system that need improvement. I am also quite a fan of Google Android, especially running on my T-Mobile G1. The Guardian is reporting the Nokia will be announcing an Android smartphone at Nokia World in September. The Guardian does not list any source for this rumor, other than industry insiders, so I am not taking this possibility as fact yet. However, I do think it would be interesting to see a Nokia ASeries (Android series) or Nokia Android Tablet class of devices with Nokia's outstanding hardware and Android's powerful and user friendly operating system.

If this rumor turns out to be true, I highly doubt that Nokia would completely flip to Android and believe we will still see S60 running on Nseries, Eseries, and other series of devices. In all likelihood, this Android OS device will be some kind of new Nokia Internet Tablet where Android would be a much better OS than the rather slow Maemo Linux-based OS currently running on the N800 and N810. The Nokia Internet Tablets have a rather small following, but I think putting the Android OS on it may spur interest.

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