Despite how badly countless numbers of smartphone users want one, and how much sense it makes to produce one, Nokia has been firm on their commitment to Windows Phone, making it clear they have no interest in manufacturing an Android phone. We’ve been over this before here at Android and Me, but we’re bringing it up again today because Nokia CEO Stephen Elop looks to be finally softening his stance on alternative platforms.
In an interview with El Pais, Elop was quoted as saying that while Nokia is happy with Windows Phone at the moment, but left the door open by saying “anything is possible.”
In the current ecosystem wars we are using Windows Phone as our weapon. But we are always thinking about what’s coming next, what will be the role of HTML 5, Android… Today we are committed and satisfied with Microsoft, but anything is possible.Stephen ElopNokia
Of course this shouldn’t be taken as any sort of confirmation that Nokia is working on an Android powered Lumia behind closed doors, but it’s a far cry from the position Elop has taken on alternative platforms in the past. For those of us who crave Nokia’s industrial design and Android’s sleek, modern UI, there’s still hope yet.