Nokia’s Android smartphones might soon be getting the apps previously available on Windows Phone. Microsoft recently transferred 500 design patents to HMD, the Nokia’s parent company. One of the patents acquired by Nokia is the Lumia Camera UI, previously found on Windows Phone.
As HDM owns the Lumia Camera UI design patent, there were speculations that the company might update the Nokia Android phone’s camera app with UI similar to Lumia Camera.
HMD Global’s Chief Product Officer, Juho Sarvikas has now hinted that the Lumia Camera UI will soon make its way to Nokia’s smartphones. When a user asked the CPO about its plan to bring Lumia Camera UI back, he hinted that the company is indeed planning to update the current camera app with Lumia Camera UI.
Lumia Camera was one of the best feature available on Windows Phone, however, as part of the branding changes, Microsoft replaced Lumia Camera with Windows Camera, while the UI is still same.
While HMD owns 500 design patents including Lumia Camera UI, the trademarks to use ClearBlack, PureView and PureMotion still belong to Microsoft. The Lumia Camera UI on Nokia phones is of course, going to be appealing in the face of stiff competition.