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Nokia to Make Smartphones in 2016

News by Luke Jones on Monday April 27, 2015.

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Since Microsoft purchased Nokia's Lumia smartphone division in a multi-billion dollar buyout last year, we have heard mixed messages about whether Nokia would ever build mobile devices again. The company hinted at one stage that it would leave the smartphone market behind, although a tablet along the way showed that the Finnish giant still harbours hardware aspirations.

Microsoft holds a licensing deal which stops Nokia from building smartphones until the end of 2016, so any speculation has been moot so far. However, Nokia's President of Nokia China says that the company will indeed return to the smartphone market when that licensing deal expires.

As we have previously speculated, Nokia will make its return on the Android platform, where the company has had some success with the Z Launcher and HERE Maps software. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it seems as though the company will be focusing its attention on the Chinese market, with Nokia moving its R&D department to the country permanently.

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