The world's top cellphone maker Nokia said on Monday it was not working on introducing a phone running on Google's Android operating system.

British daily The Guardian said on Monday the Finnish mobile phone maker was understood by industry insiders to be developing a smartphone that runs on Google's Android software, to be introduced in September.

Absolutely no truth to this whatsoever, said a Nokia spokesman.

Google's Android is a rival to Nokia's Symbian software.

Everyone knows that Symbian is our preferred platform for advanced mobile devices.

Google's Android has got a lot of traction in the cellphone industry, with many vendors planning to introduce phones using it, but so far only a few Android phones have reached consumers.