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Nokia set to launch Android smartphones in 2017

It is no secret that Nokia is planning to return as a smartphone maker with a range of Android devices, but firm dates for the Finnish company’s comeback have never been revealed. Now a better indication has emerged, thanks to a presentation that Nokia gave to investors.

At one point there were hopes that Nokia may start selling Android smartphones and tablets before the end of this year. But as development has progressed and marketing plans have been drawn up, a 2017 launch has been established as a more realistic option.

In a recent presentation at Nokia’s Capital Markets Day 2016, the company explicitly told investors that 2017 would mark a “return to smartphones”.

More details about the new Android devices are likely to emerge at the Mobile World Congress 2017 trade show, which will take place from 27 February-2 March in Barcelona. Nokia is due to host a keynote at the event, which would provide an excellent platform to lay out future plans.