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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by sevenstars, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. sevenstars

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  2. LoyalServant

    LoyalServant Android Expert

    I think it would be great if Nokia made android phones.
    I just wonder if it's too late for them.
  3. LoyalServant

    LoyalServant Android Expert

    I think they see Android marketshare rising rapidly and what it's done to RIM, Apple and friends.

    Also keep in mind that Nokia has a lot invested in QT and Symbian.
    Android is a serious competitor to Symbian right now and they are seriously behind the curve.
  4. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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  5. MassacrMan

    MassacrMan Android Enthusiast

    Nokia stated they will NOT use android but stick with their own OS, not sure I agree with that.
  6. DannyB

    DannyB Well-Known Member

    Nokia stated that a phone OEM adopting Android OS for its phones is like peeing in your pants to stay warm in the winter.
  7. Stuntman

    Stuntman Android Expert

  8. sevenstars

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  9. Stuntman

    Stuntman Android Expert

    Nokia made a rather non-response to the article about the memo. It's basically no comment about internal stuff. They did include a link to some transcript to some speech that seemed official. That transcript seemed to paint a good picture of the state of Nokia.

    In any case, the memo ended up generating a lot of publicity for Nokia ahead of their big announcement tomorrow. I'm eagerly waiting to hear what they have to say about their future direction. Although, I am no longer a Nokia user, I am interested in what their plans are and how they intend to compete in the smartphone market. I was really disappointed in Symbian and from what I saw of Symbian^3, I wasn't very impressed. I'm hoping to get some information about MeeGo which is currently vapourware to me.
  10. BurnCK

    BurnCK Well-Known Member

    ...they've opted to go with Windows mobile.

    Shame, as I've always loved Nokia phones and would defo have bought a Nokia Android phone.

  11. deanshep85

    deanshep85 Android Expert

    Yea I just read bout this on Cnet as well...

    I have to laugh at this line though..

    "Mr Elop revealed that the firm did consider a tie-up with Google's Android operating system.
    "We spent time with our colleagues at Google and explored the Google ecosystem but we felt we would have difficulty differentiating within that ecosystem," he said."

    as on Cnet its actually reported that Nokia spoke discussed with Google at length but were ultimately worried Google would benefit more out of it than them....so basically it boils down to money as well with most companys really...thats why I left a message over on Cnet myself..

  12. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

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  13. BurnCK

    BurnCK Well-Known Member

    I agree...Nokia would have been better off concentrating on hardware (as they have made some damn good phones over the years) and released them with Windows and Android like HTC have done.
  14. deanshep85

    deanshep85 Android Expert

    why do I have this horrible image though of what Nokia could DO to a windows phone...*shudders*

    I mean just think of the UI interfaces companys like Samsung and LG have done in the past....now I know windows phones dont HAVE an overlay over the top...BUT Nokia and Microsoft have said that this pairing will produce a 'unique' product....could we see a windows phone without all the black and tiled look but with a symbian like UI over the top....oh god that would be terrible!!! LOL :D


    well cnet just added something new up about it...showing that symbian is well and truly dead as ALL Nokia smartphones will now have winpho7 on....well finally that lame horse will be taken out to pasture and shot...

  15. DannyB

    DannyB Well-Known Member

    Dear Nokia,

    A bit of free parting advice: You can't save a sinking ship by adding another sinking ship to it.

    From TFA:
    > Nokia will remain "first and foremost...a Finnish company.
    > Finland is our home and will remain our home," he said.

    Oh the irony. Where did Linux creator Linus Torvalds come from again?

    Google's Vic Gundotra on Nokia: 'Two turkeys do not make an Eagle'

    Since Nokia is signing up for assisted suicide, what will become of Qt and several other Nokia sponsored open source projects? Microsoft will no doubt exert pressure to kill off sponsorship of open source projects at Nokia.

    Not to worry about Qt and KDE. Qt is licensed both under GPL and LGPL. Thanks to the genius of Stallman the code is safe from the Dark Lords.

    Qt Licensing — Qt - A cross-platform application and UI framework

    Dinosaurs mating in the tarpit, oh my. What a spectacle.
    My predicted losers: Noikia, Microsoft
    My predicted winners: Android, iPhone, furniture companies in the Northwest US

    May God please let Ballmer remain CEO of Microsoft for as long as it takes!

    "Nokia Oyj slumped 11 percent after announcing that it will form a software partnership with Microsoft Corp."

    European Stocks Fluctuate; Nokia, L’Oreal Fall, Michelin Gains - Businessweek
  16. DannyB

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  17. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    It actually might just save your life... see also 'Being pushed inside a dead animal.', ref: Star Wars. Empire Strikes Back.
  18. DannyB

    DannyB Well-Known Member

    In the short term, yes. In the long term no.

    The remark had something to do with cold winters in Finland.

    Once that pee loses its warmth, you now have wet pants and are still out in the cold.

    It was meant to indicate that using Android might be beneficial in the short term, but bad in the long term.

    I happen to disagree and am developing for Android because I believe there is economic value there.

    Nokia is free to do what it thinks best, but I think it will be a disaster, am willing to be on record, and have provided at least some cites.
  19. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    With their CEO from Microsoft, I'm not surprised.
  20. RavenFox

    RavenFox Android Enthusiast

    I really have to see what will come of this. Windows phone 7 I'm sure has it's pluses but users are still waiting for a *copy and paste* update. In 2011?
    Nokia you ahem, piss on Android but we found out from you yourself that you had talks with google but felt you would not be able to differentiate yourself from the rest of the android world. Now you make an announcement that you have partnered with Microsoft. How many pounds of your flesh did you have to sever from your find Finnish pride? Your countrymen and your engineers I'm sure are estatic...oh wait your stocks...
  21. dan330

    dan330 Extreme Android User

    i think it .. best for those 2 companies..
    they need each other. both in bad situation..

    Nokia: to many android devices and already trended in. they are late to game.

    Micorsoft: late to game too... and need a big partner that can go global with a great distribution system. All the other makers have both android and wp7. they sure want a dedicated maker.

    they need each other! match made in heaven....
    but... if wp7 cannot help them get back.. i can see them also offering an android in the future.
  22. Bnice

    Bnice Guest

    I see this as a trial period and if nothing comes from it, Nokia well open up their options to android.

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