Microsoft is extending a hand of friendship to Google in the area of Mobile telephony. Microsoft has recently bought Nokia and to boost the sales on the mobile business, it is now forced to consider releasing handsets with rival Google’s android OS. Though Microsoft also has a mobile version of its Windows OS, the market is entirely dominated by Android and later by Apple’s iOS. The Windows OS is mostly available on high end phones. But the market has been heavily shifting to lo cost featured phones with the market burgeoning in developing countries like India, Brazil, and Africa. 93% of phones shipped to India last year had android in them. Looking at these realities, Nokia was developing this Android based phone even before the talks of take over by Microsoft started, sources said.
But these new Android powered Nokia phones may not offer the Play store of Android apps market, sources revealed. Nokia will use its own applications store in place of Play.