More Evidence That Microsoft Might Cozy Up To Android

Sam Dean | GigaOM | February 11, 2014

We've been predicting it for years, and now it looks like it's really happening: Microsoft is finally realizing that the way to escape from its mobile technology woes is to embrace Android. At least that's what is implied by a Wall Street Journal report that says Nokia plans to deliver a forked Android smartphone at the upcoming Mobile World Congress conference in Barcelona. Nokia is just about to be acquired by Microsoft, so the move--which is only attributed to unnamed sources at this point--would put Microsoft in the Android business.

Talk of these developments arose a few weeks ago, as I covered in this post.  There was growing conviction that Nokia, which stumbled with some of its efforts to quickly create a viable, mobile, open source operating system, may have had an Android phone in the works for a while. 

Computerworld makes an interesting point about how Google might react to a Nokia Android phone: