Nokia's Android push lurked in background of Microsoft deal

09/15/2013 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Nokia reportedly was working on a project to switch its smartphones to Google's operating system before Microsoft decided to buy the company's cellphone business, but it is far from clear how much that effort influenced Microsoft's moves, according to this report. Some sources described the Android switch as a "Plan B" in case its relationship with Microsoft had soured or if Nokia needed leverage in dealing with its partner. Neither Nokia nor Microsoft would comment on this report.

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