Nokia marked the end of an era when it closed the sale of its devices and services division to Microsoft back in 2014. The once dominant mobile phone player had been left to bite the dust as Apple and Google changed the game.
But according to a new report from Recode citing sources briefed on the plans, the company is making return to the phone market as early as next year. The project is apparently being pushed forward by the Nokia Technologies division — the smallest of the three businesses that remained after the Microsoft deal.
This is the same business unit responsible for the Zlauncher Android app and the N1 tablet, both of which happened post-Microsoft deal. While these projects are certainly small in scale, Recode has been told that it’s just the beginning, and that a lot more is in development.