We are seeing numerous changes at HMD Global that could affect Nokia’s Android phones, specifically its interface.
As a brand matures, we see how it plays more and more important to creating its own software experience, which makes its phones easier to use.
This is what we have recently seen in OnePlus, which with Oxygen OS 11 has left aside the aesthetics of Android Stock and has begun to take steps in a different direction that involves modifying the interface to make it more usable and more attractive to the eyes of the average user.
Something like this could be on Nokia’s mind as it prepares to hire an interface designer, as we have seen in a job posting on LinkedIn.
Nokia could leave the Android One interface behind
It is not confirmed that Nokia will follow this trend but given that the job offer expressly asks for a person who knows how to “design graphical UI elements, such as menus, tabs, and widgets” and can “develop UI mockups and prototypes” we could be facing a turning point in Nokia’s interface.
If this change were to happen, it could go in the direction of OnePlus, modifying the entire interface, but also in the direction of Motorola, changing only some settings, creating its applications, but maintaining the essence of design.
Changes in the top management
This offer has been published at a time when HMD Global, the firm that uses the Nokia brand for its cell phones, has changed one of its managers. HMD Global’s Chief Product Officer, Juho Sarvikas, announced a few days ago his departure from the company, and today we know that he is going to start working at Qualcomm.
This reminds us of the departure of Carl Pei when OnePlus was making a big change in its internal policies, not only for software but for other things, such as the number of models to launch each year.