Nokia Seeking To Patch Weak Spots With Acquisitions
Feb 24, 2006, 1:03 PM by (staff)
Nokia's new CEO today announced the company must be on the lookout for further acquisitions and partnerships. The handset giant will focus on acquisitions that will strengthen their weak areas - namely enterprise and multimedia applications and devices. Recently Nokia has begun to open its rather guarded gates. The company has made a few acquisitions of enterprise applications and announced it would spin off its CDMA unit into a joint venture with Sanyo.
Nokia Forges China Joint Venture to Win Alca-Lu Approval
Nokia has signed a memorandum of understanding with a China government-backed investment company called Huaxin in order to encourage approval of its proposed acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent. The acquisition has already been approved by U.S.
Nokia 8 Now Receiving Android 8.1 from HMD Global
HMD Global has begun to distribute Android 8.1 Oreo to the Nokia 8 smartphone, according to executive Juho Sarvikas. HMD Global makes and markets Android handsets under the Nokia brand.
Nokia 6 Earns Its Oreo Beta
HMD Global has made Android 8 Oreo available in beta form to the Nokia 6 smartphone. As expected, the beta software adds notification dots, picture-in-picture, autofill passwords, quicker boot times, and the latest security patch.
Nokia Issues Statement On Handset Plans
Nokia today issued a statement reaffirming that it will not manufacture cell phones. "Recent news reports [claim Nokia] communicated an intention to manufacture consumer handsets out of an R&D facility in China.