Late last month we brought you news (technically a rumor) of a brand spanking new operating system that Nokia is in the process of working on called Meltemi that’s said to be based on Linux and will be put on low end devices. Today we’ve discovered a job listing on Nokia’s website that pretty much confirms the existence of said OS. Just read the description:
“Connecting People” is at the heart of the Nokia brand. Nokia is the world’s number one mobile solutions company, connecting more than 1.3 billion people every day. Mobile maps, apps, music, media, messaging and more are explored and presented here in a comprehensive mobile solutions world.
Nokia’s people ambition is very clear: an advanced integrated company built upon trust and accountability, great leadership and common values. We understand people’s desire to join a dynamic and innovative team, where your ideas are valued and your creativity is nurtured. Our future is your creation.
Nokia Emerging Devices will introduce new innovative, ground breaking products. We are obsessed with the user experience and creation of user value. In the team, this value builds from the talent and collaboration of our leading experts, fast decision making and open mind-set to challenge the status quo.
Nokia Emerging Devices unit is looking for individuals with a proven track record of success. We are currently looking for experienced SW Architect. You will be a key member of the newly established team and take the ownership of the overall device Linux SW and Kernel architecture management for our products. You have proven ability to understand and manage complex SW designs and frameworks including their configurability, modularity and interfaces. The scope of your work is all the SW as a whole and you will drive their optimal development and adaptation to selected Nokia devices and services. Your role is also to ensure optimal SW and system performance and reliability in our designs together with our HW architects and suppliers. You have excellent collaboration and interpersonal skills that help you to succeed in international, multi-company environment with our manufacturers and partners.
So while the word Meltemi wasn’t exactly there, we do have three key phrase: “newly established team”, “Linux software and kernel architecture management”, and “Nokia Emerging Devices”. We do wonder though what the “Nokia Emerging Devices unit” is all about since we thought Nokia bet the farm on Windows Phone and will likely go with Windows 8 at some point in the future for tablets.