Nokia has decided to launch an Android-powered tablet, marking the Finnish company’s return to consumer electronics. This surprise launch pits the firm against Microsoft, which has completed its takeover of Nokia’s previous mobile-devices business in April 2014.
The N1 tablet is due to go on sale in China in the starting of the year 2015, and then other countries.
Nokia also said that it was not making the device itself, but has given its license to the brand, design, and software to the third-party. The Taiwanese manufacture Foxconn is the new license.
Sebastian Nystrom, head of products at Nokia Technologies told reporters that, “This is a great product for Nokia fans and everyone who has not found the right Android tablet yet.” He announced this at the Slush technology conference in Helsinki.
One of the company watchers was startled by this move. He further added that, “I am shocked how quickly Nokia has decided to do this. However, if Nokia was going to do anything with its brand, it was going to have to do it quickly.
About the Android Skin
The new N1 tablet is a 7.9 inches aluminium-framed tablet, whose design resembles that of iPad Mini.
Unlike Apple’s device, however, it is powered by Google’s Android 5.0 operating system, features a strong Intel Atom processor and has a Micro-USB slot. The planned retail price of N1 tablet is $249.
This tablet is going to turn the Nokia’s image and market because it supports an amazing interface with Android in it.