Smart Glass, Project “N” and more Nokia Innovations!
We recently heard about Nokia making various Android phones for an early release in 2014. On the other extreme, we have got buzzes about Nokia making smart Glasses too!
The Chinese Website CTech once again throws luminosity about the upcoming Nokia Projects happening at the Nokia’s Chief Technology Office (CTO). This Chinese site was the first to enlighten us about, Nokia making Android devices. Today this site bolts in with more stories.
According to this site, Nokia was working on several cheap Android devices including a Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 400 based phone code named “Mountain City” and also a 7” Tablet. The Android UI customization works was led by Nokia’s Peter Skillman however, the same site brings in a twist in this tale. The twist is Nokia has stopped working on the Android tablets and phones. The reason for this is not because of the Nokia-Microsoft deal but because of the competitors in the Android arcade. Furthermore, the joint agreement notes that Nokia will retain its patent portfolio and grant Microsoft a 10-year license to its patents when the transaction closes apart from possessing the device division. Microsoft on the other hand, will grant Nokia mutual rights to use Microsoft patents in its HERE services. Microsoft will separately pay Nokia for a four-year license to use HERE technologies. Also, Nokia will continue to own and manage the Nokia brand. This indicates that the company will still hold Nokia Siemen Network (NSN), HERE (Mapping services), patents portfolio and its CT Office. Despite the Nokia-Microsoft deal Nokia will continue its research and bring loads of Nokia innovations!
Still wondering what Nokia’s Project “N” is? It is nothing but “Normandy” – which was the missing link but not anymore. Nokia is now into various technologies so project N might as well be a part of those! We are yet to know the actualities whether Nokia has really stopped the Project ”N” or concentrating on something else. Whatsoever, I am really glad that Nokia is continuing its research and development like always, in spite of the losses!
As stated in the earlier para’s, this site hints at Nokia Smart Glass which is said to be in Nokia’s pipeline. Corresponding to the article on CTech site, Nokia is currently working on budding technologies like wireless power transmission, low power electromagnetic energy generation, flexible displays, graphene sensors and augmented reality.
This wearable recognition technology will still be a part of Nokia’s research while the Smart Watch might be taken over by Microsoft. This wearable recognition Smart Glass is likely to be unveiled in 2015, according to the site.
In my view, Nokia has started thinking well ahead of time which will be recognized in the near future. The only thing Nokia Innovations are missing is a “Steve Jobs”!