The ad claims the new employee will be working in a "startup environment" working on "exciting new products" for "future mobile phone technology." At the time, many took that to mean that Nokia may be looking to complement its Windows Phone lineup with Android devices, the lead Linux-based mobile OS.
Today, Nokia's Media Relations spokesman Doug Dawson has killed the speculation behind the listing, which was for a "Principal Software Engineer, Embedded Linux Middleware."
Says Dawson: "Hi. Our recently posted job is linked to our HERE Maps support for other platforms, including iOS and Android. Nothing more."
Despite the excitement at the possibility of a Nokia Android phone, it isn't coming.
@paulo_mealha Hi. Our recently posted job is linked to our HERE Maps support for other platforms, including iOS and Android. Nothing more.-- Doug Dawson (@DougatNokia) December 2, 2012
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 3 Dec 2012 23:09