Nokia has recently acquired Novarra, the mobile web browser firm from Chicago. The browser firm specializes in smartphones and has been developing browsers for the last eleven years.
Niklas Savander, Executive Vice President, Services, Nokia was available for comments on this acquisition. He said,
By driving innovation in all segments of our portfolio, we are building one of the largest consumer audiences for web services and content.
Novarra’s Internet services technology delivered on the world’s most widely-used mobile platform, Nokia’s Series 40, will help us achieve this.
Nokia has plans for a new service using this browser and this will be launched later this year. Nokia is slightly shifting its focus from the Ovi Store which could not live up to its hype.
With this acquisition, Nokia aims to ensure the usage of its in-built web browser across phones and will attempt to revamp to the Ovi Store. This comes as good news as the Ovi Store seriously lacks in purpose and apps and requires a redesign.