Just months after the close of the deal for Microsoft to acquire Nokia's Devices & Services unit, which made mobile phones and smartphones, Nokia is looking to enter the device market with Nokia-brand devices made by partners using Nokia's technology assets.
Nokia intends to license a variety of assets to mobile device makers, including:
- The Nokia brand.
- Technology intellectual property, for example around imaging.
- Software and product ideas created by Nokia's research and development teams, for example with user experience software such as Nokia's Android launcher called Z-Launcher.
- Location assets, for example the HERE maps and navigation software.