The Finnish giant may be the world’s largest manufacturer of mobile phones but it is vary of its dipping share in the smartphone market. It still leads the tally at 31% but this percentage has come down drastically from 47% in 2007. The rise of Apple and RiM is a major reason but Nokia has no one to blame as the Symbian OS is no way capable of achieving those amazing application and widget standards offered in the iPhone or those HTC smartphones. It is being now speculated that Nokia has accepted its OS shortcomings and will finally have an Android based smartphone ready for the Nokia World Conference 2009 which will be held in September.
Putting things is perspective, Nokia has invested millions in the development of the Symbian based operating systems, so it is confusing whether that Android based Nokia smartphone will ever surface or not. Given the current situation, Nokia does not have a choice though.