Microsoft and Nokia's newly minted partnership is bound to shake up the mobile OS wars in a great way. A Microsoft job posting has been released that requests a developer to help create "the service software to power the shared application marketplace for Nokia and Microsoft alliance. [The job] will explore, prototype and design the integration between two marketplaces," reports TNW.
While it isn't the most detailed description of the new app marketplace restructure, it gives us an idea of where the two companies see software relationship.
Whether or not Microsoft has plans to eventually integrate the Nokia library completely into the Microsoft application ecosphere, or if they're going to keep a marginal separation between the brands, is still up in the air.
This posting leads us to believe that the final product will be a much more shared environment, with Nokia apps shown and featured alongside its Microsoft counterparts.
The term “shared application marketplace,” however, is a bit sticky, but does not seem to put either company on top. We are loath to overreach with prediction, but we like to see what Nokia is doing: staying as independent as possible.
Here's the full job listing: