El Pais interviewed Nokia CEO Stephen Elop and asked him about the possibility of the manufacturer releasing an Android phone. A loose translation of Elop’s response hinted that “anything is possible” and kicked off the rumor that Nokia could someday release an Android handset. This report about Nokia jumping to Android was debunked again by the Finnish company, which released an official transcript of Elop’s answer.
According to Nokia PR, Elop said this about Android,
“So, the way I think about it is, in the current war on ecosystems, we are fighting withWindows Phone. That’s what we’re doing. Now, what we’re always doing is asking, how does that evolve? What’s next? What role does HTML5 play? What role does Android or other things play in the future? We’re looking further into the future, but in terms of what we’re bringing to market, and what we’re immediately focused on, we’re focused on Windows Phone.”
Of course anything is possible in the future, but for the time being it appears that Nokia is still putting all its eggs in the Microsoft basket.
[Via Phone Arena]