Relations between Nokia and its former BFF Microsoft are evidently not as cosy as once they were. While the Finnish mobile maker has reiterated it’s “immediately focused” on Windows Phone for smartphones it has also indicated it is keeping an open mind about using alternatives to Microsoft’s mobile OS in future — potentially even considering a move to Android. Yet when Nokia and Microsoft first announced their Windows Phone coalition, back in 2011 , and Nokia committed to Windows Phone as its “primary smartphone strategy”, it dismissed Android on the grounds that it would be too difficult for it to stand out from the crowd using Google’s OS. Since then Nokia has paid a very high price for committing so completely to Windows Phone . Swinging to an operating loss of €1.073 billion in 2011 and reporting a string of quarterly losses in 2012 — with a full-year 2012 loss of more than €3 billion looking likely. And Android has consolidated its position as the dominant global OS – helping Nokia rival Samsung to steal its top mobile maker crown , a title Nokia had held for 14 years
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