A few days ago Nokia posted a job on LinkedIn seeking a “Principal Software Engineer, Embedded Linux Middleware,” who would work on “embedded Linux device software and hardware drivers for our exciting new products.” This made people think Nokia is switching to Android, or at least, there will be an Android-powered handset. However, those who are familiar with Nokia’s Stephen Elop and his interviews should know the Finnish company has no plans to make Android smartphones in the near future. So there should be another explanation behind this statement, and now we say there is.

Nokia’s Media Relations fellow, Doug Dawson has tweeted that the listing is for software engineers to help build a version of Nokia’s HERE mapping app to Android. As you know, Here Maps was recognized as the best mapping app among all available versions, and even Apple suggested it as a replacement for iOS6 Maps after its fail.