Executive heeds caution for Android manufacturers.
Nokia’s controversial CEO, Stephen Elop, has heeded caution over the recent Google-Motorola partnership, saying he sees “signs of danger” for other Android manufacturers.
“If I happened to be someone, an Android manufacturer or an operator, anyone with a stake in that environment, I would be picking up my phone and calling certain executives at Google and saying ‘I see signs of danger,’” Elop told an business forum in Helsinki today.
Google gobbled up Motorola’s mobility division for a cool $12.5 billion this week, buying itself into a host of patents, which many believe, is a collective effort to combat Apple and Microsoft’s suing habits.
Nokia too is serving under a partnership with Microsoft, promoting it to dump its decade old mobile operating system, Symbian, for Windows Phone 7. Nokia is expected to release a WP7 device later this year.