Richard Wygand maybe known as the man with a charred Galaxy S4 who used YouTube to take on Samsung. In a strange twist of fate that played out on Twitter, he may soon put his Galaxy S4 experience behind him and become the proud owner of a Nokia Lumia handset.
When Microsoft announced that they were going to buy Nokia’s handset division, the internet started crying. It didn’t exactly help that a few days after the deal was announced, information started leaking out about Nokia’s secret Android experiment. Turns out that Nokia could have switched to Android once their deal with Microsoft expired at some point in late 2014, but a Microsoft acquisition would surely stop such a plan dead in its tracks.
According to the New York Times, the Nokia Android phone was a reality and could have launched sometime next year. This possibility was put to a quick end when Microsoft bought the Finnish handset manufacturer.
Today will go down in history as a momentous day for the mobile industry. Nokia, once the leader of the mobile telecommunications industry, officially announced that they’re going to sell Microsoft their devices and services unit for 5.44 billion Euros. Nokia will get to keep the Nokia brand, but Microsoft gets to use it. Oh and Microsoft now owns the Lumia brand outright.