Nokia’s S40 replacement OS may defend against Android feature phones



Reports have surfaced about a new Linux-based mobile platform that Nokia is developing for feature phones. The platform, called Meltemi, will run on low-cost devices aimed largely at developing markets—regions where Nokia has historically been strong.

The new operating system might help Nokia remain competitive at the low end as Android starts to scale down and become a serious contender in the high-volume feature phone space. Although Android isn’t quite there yet, its proven versatility and appeal to mobile carriers suggest that it will eventually be adapted to run on even cheaper hardware.

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