HMD May Soon Ditch Android One And Go For Its Own Custom UI
NokiaÂ licensed its name to HMD Global Oy for making Nokia-branded smartphones. And ever since then, the company has been launching devices across different price segments but still struggling to gain more ground lately. All thanks to heavy competition from Chinese brands.
According to a report by XDA, HMD GlobalÂ appearsÂ to be looking for a new User Experience Designer. In a job listing posted on LinkedIn, the company is expecting the employee to focus on things like designing GUI elements like menus, tabs, and widgets, developing UI mockups and prototypes, creating original graphic designs, Identify and troubleshoot UX issues, etc.
Although there doesnâ€™t explicitly say anything about a new UI development, citing a tipster, the XDA report says that this move a step in the direction of making their own custom UI.
NokiaÂ smartphones, under HMD Global, have mostly depended on Googleâ€™sÂ Android OneÂ Program. Typically, they are intended to give a near-stock Android experience with no bloatware, faster and regular updates for up to two Generations of Android upgrades.
However, a lot has been going on in the camp of HMD Global lately. Before a scheduled April 8 launchÂ event where it is expected to revamp theÂ smartphone naming, its CPO and VP of the North America division, Juho SarvikasÂ announced his exitÂ from the company.
Coming back, the job description of Nokia could also be for tinkering around a few of its first-party apps too. Nokia phones ship with their own Camera, My Phone apps just like Motorola have their own but a majority of the UI is clean with just Google Apps.
Either way, letâ€™s wait for concrete info to find out if Nokia is indeed shifting from Android one in the future.