Acer executive: If Nokia goes with Android, they'd be a force to be reckoned with
0. phoneArena 14 Jun 2013, 13:50 posted on
At Computex, Acer hinted that they might be releasing a Windows Phone 8 model in the first half of next year; Acer's vice president for the EMEA region, Allen Burnes, subsequently said that building an Acer branded Windows Phone 8 model is not in the cards right now. The executive said that sales and volume are important to Acer, and Android provides the results that the company wants...
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21. YourNightmare (Posts: 32; Member since: 12 Jun 2013)
Shut up acer we know u want Nokia's place
28. jibraihimi (Posts: 745; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)
It would have been good option if Nokia had gone with Android, but now since they have invested so much in WP platform, it doesn't abode well for them, if they look for transition again. Let's hope that WP will grow from here onwards, and Microsoft brings some new and cool feature in upcoming updates, but Microsoft is woking at snails pace to develop the new platform. Android in it's starting phase used to have half yearly update cycle..........
29. Sav1oR (Posts: 14; Member since: 01 Jun 2013)
Nope! If Nokia went Lagdroid, can you imagine the lag on a beautiful Nokia phone? FUCC NO! Stick to Windows, Nokia. Lagdroid is a POS OS. Nothing but L-A-G & F-R-A-G-M-E-N-T-A-T-I-O-N ... oh, and VIRUSES!
34. flynfree (Posts: 374; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)
We, Android users are immune to all you mention
Above. (I say it again), and. .. we love it, we enjoy it! !! :-)
50. MartyK (Posts: 742; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)
R.I.P. Nokia, please say hello to Sanyo and Palm, they were great Cell Phone companies once before also. :(
30. cam-whore (Posts: 164; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)
and im sure Acer was never and would NEVER be a force to recon with, even if they use Windows Mobile. They are using Android and were never even the slightest force. And now they give advice on how to be a force to reckon with, tsk tsk. Know your place first Acer...
36. amats69 (Posts: 1357; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
uh-oh!...if only this one is possible ..........nokia pls
40. kach22 (Posts: 153; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)
Stop buying the Lumias, focus more on their shortcomings and highlight them all over the Internet. You people will soon get an android phone by Nokia.
43. Federated (Posts: 261; Member since: 06 Mar 2010)
This is exactly what I'm doing. I'm using Sony at the moment while waiting for Nokia to run Android OS.
55. Penny (Posts: 1647; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
Are we just advocating widespread hatred and libel here? Forgetting that there are actual people behind a company that is trying to succeed, we're just willing to screw with their livelihood for an ulterior motive?
That's almost morally depraved.
92. kach22 (Posts: 153; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)
Nobody's spreading hatred here penny, trust me these people trying to succeed will make a far better livelihoods if they use android platform. Nokia should at least try android os in a few devices just to see how it fares against their windows phones.
By the way you talked about moral depravity, but isn't that how big names in tech industries are making or made billions.
58. Penny (Posts: 1647; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
Hey if it's good enough for the "Reluctant Human" to buy in a heartbeat, they must really be on to something.
46. Iamwhoyouwantmetobe (Posts: 2; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)
Can't see any difference between all those android phones hardware and software the same but design. You really want Nokia to become one of this phones just cuz of apps and customisation? LOL
As a loyal fan of Nokia's for almost a decade I'd never wanted to see a nokia device runs android, its f**king everywhere. You want android? Go buy samsung or something. And if so what would make it better than any other android device? Why would Nokia overcome Samsung's income? Nokia and MS truly innovative, Apple should learn how to.
If you would buy a nokia with android os I can say that you in love with android os not nokia's philosophy and politics, hands off pls. I respect Nokia for its individuality. Hate ppl who wants Nokia to imitate, to be like everyone else. Just like kids imitate behaviour of adults until they become individualities and create their own personalities based on life exp, earned knowledge, skills etc.
79. MartyK (Posts: 742; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)
Hummm, let's see, Nokia can sell 5.8 million android phone in 1 month or sell 1.5 million window phone..... Decision decision decision..
88. Iamwhoyouwantmetobe (Posts: 2; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)
you didn't get the point of my comment.
49. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
No $hit. I've been saying that since the pissing in the pants for warmth comment almost 3 years ago. Nokia is ran by a bunch of morons.
51. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
If Nokia makes a Android handset I'll buy it in a MINUTE!
56. Whateverman (Posts: 3250; Member since: 17 May 2009)
Well there you have it folks! This is a touchy subject for some, but everyone except M$ and a few WP/Nokia fans agree... Nokia would do very well with Android. I don't think they should drop WP, but they should definitly make an EOS version for Android and show the current crop of Android OEMs how it's done.
59. Penny (Posts: 1647; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
As a WP/Nokia fan, I'd agree that they'd get some immediate success from Android. At the same time, as a WP/Nokia fan, I'd hate to see them divert their attention and stop being as cool and supportive of the platform I'm currently using.
Also, there is something to be said of their current strategy. They've successfully completed Phase 1 of establishing themselves as the brand that is synonymous with Windows Phone, commanding over 80% of that market. Phase 2 would be Microsoft pushing WP to gain larger market-share, aiming for maybe 15% by end of 2014. If that happens, then Nokia becomes the biggest beneficiary of WP's success.
To add to that, Nokia's always been the type of company that likes to be very hands on in crafting the experience their users have. One of the big reasons they went away from Symbian is because of the development cost of managing and furthering their own OS. With WP, they're able to rely on Microsoft to do the bulk of that, while adding finishing touches and additional value with their own exclusive software. With Android, making skins and dealing with software updates would again require much more engineering and management, and they currently don't have the resources for that.
66. Whateverman (Posts: 3250; Member since: 17 May 2009)
I would hope if they did go Android, they would offer ther skin as a app instead of part of the OS. That I think is the big mistake the OEMs are making, even with TouchWiz and Sense. They take up huge chunks of space on the phone and it slows down the OS and updates as well. Just the thought of a Nokia device running Android with a skin that can be deactivated makes me want to start saving now... Just in case, lol!
But you hit the nail on the head, leaving WP shouldn't even be considered at this point. Nokia IS WP, even more so than M$. I don't know if there would still be a WP without Nokia, maybe.
74. protozeloz (Posts: 5395; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
I think it would be less expensive if they just pack some of their apps (like Samsung "S" bloat) and ship a nearly stock experience, or if they make a nexus... *-*
76. Whateverman (Posts: 3250; Member since: 17 May 2009)
I almost reported you for talking dirty, JK! Man, wouldn't that be lovey!?!
60. cse.vicky (unregistered)
We all want Nexus 5 from Nokia :)
67. haydenb (Posts: 35; Member since: 24 Nov 2011)
God can you imagine a Nokia phone running Android. One can dream
84. Federated (Posts: 261; Member since: 06 Mar 2010)
Dream come true for me if this happen.
5 inches 1920 x 1080p screen
Key Lime Pie (Android 5)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
41 MP PureView sensor
Unlocked. Compatible with T-Mobile and AT&T HSPA+ and LTE. Available on Amazon.
70. dan86 (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)
@zerocide : Industry person knows better then you. I really wish nokia adopt android someday, that will be rise of the king again.
73. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Well, as Windows Blue program evolves, eventually the phones will be able to run RT apps (or dumbed-down versions), which would mean BlueStacks could be run.
75. protozeloz (Posts: 5395; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
But I though bluestacks didn't worked on RT :s though you need a regular version of windows for that
83. sarge77 (Posts: 202; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)
nokia has great hardware and would be a great alternative than a sammy nokia is always putting out new phones which is great cant hurt to do both finacially it is better.
86. Antonyjoseph (Posts: 217; Member since: 06 Apr 2013)
They dont need to drop the Lumias or windows. But why not bring out a few good Android phones too. There are lot of people out there (myself included) who would blindly buy a Nokia phone because its a Nokia. C'mon Nokia...you have the phones, just put the software in them.
90. Dion25 (Posts: 42; Member since: 25 Jul 2012)
Acer ask yourself why you are not having any success on the Android Platform, and you will know why Nokia is not using Android, too many players on that OS. Windows Phone has a very small market share we already know, but that small share belongs to Nokia. Right now they have no competition from any others, and MS is financing their every need. So why give that up to play catch up on Android?
96. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3696; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
The reason behind Samsung's success is Nokia.
97. akishakoi (Posts: 65; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)
I have never used android and will never be.. only until Nokia makes one. I guess that time will come when their contract with MS ends.