There's a big change coming in Finland.
The Wall Street Journal sees Nokia
Many Nokia executives will lose their positions without much warning if the WSJ's sources are right. But among the few spots already up for grabs is the head of operating systems, which might signal a whole new direction in software choices.
Nokia executives have considered alternatives to its Symbian platform before. The MeeGo Linux project, which Nokia runs in conjunction with Intel
Palm is off the table and firmly in the hands of Hewlett-Packard
What else is there? Android, MeeGo. Full stop.
So the question becomes, would Nokia need new divisional leadership to keep steering the operating-system ship in the same direction as before? I don't think so. And starting from scratch would be a waste of time and resources. If Nokia doesn't announce an affinity for Android on Friday, I'll be shocked.
The largest handset maker is about to join forces with the fastest-growing mobile software. I feel a disturbance in the mobile Force.
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