Rumours and speculation are all fun and exciting, to a point. While new gadgets get the rumour mill working, causing excitement among tech fans, sometimes rumour and speculation are just that. Talk within tech insiders and enthusiasts ends up just being that, pipedreams and Chinese whispers that build up without anything to be compared to.
Time to put an end to these rumours...— Doug Dawson (@DougatNokia) December 2, 2012
So, in a strange way, Nokia now has to clarify its partnership with Microsoft in the mobile space. Why? A rumour that spread amongst the technical community that Nokia was moving into the Android space. And all from a job opening that showed Nokia were looking for a Principal Software Engineer for work in “Embedded Linux Middleware.”
Our recently posted job is linked to our HERE Maps support for other platforms, including iOS and Android.— Doug Dawson (@DougatNokia) December 2, 2012
As you can see from the Tweets, Nokia’s Media relations head, Doug Dawson, has stated that the job opening is for HERE Maps support on other platforms, including iOS and Android.
See, nothing to read into; a very innocent reason for a very innocent job opening.