Nokia has no plans for a mobile phone using Google’s Android operating system, despite recent suggestions to the contrary.
According to a news item in yesterday's the Guardian, the Finnish phones giant is in the process of developing an Android phone and harbours plans to unveil it at the Nokia World Conference in September.
However, an official statement from Nokia issued today denies the existence of such a handset and reiterates the company’s support for the rival Symbian platform.
The announcement read: “There is no truth to this story whatsoever. It's a well known fact that Symbian is our platform of choice for smartphones."
Rumours of a Nokia Android phone gained traction amid signs that the company's share of the market for internet-enabled smartphones is under threat as consumers flock to buy fashionable Android mobiles.
Currently, the only Android mobile phones for sale in the UK are the one million-selling T-Mobile G1 and the HTC Magic.
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