Analyst says Nokia should adopt Android before it's too late
0. phoneArena 02 Jul 2013, 10:18 posted on
In a note to clients, Bernstein Research's Pierre Ferragu warns that Nokia may have “to take the pill before one cannot afford to do so anymore” eying Android as a possible fit for Nokia's low-end devices and indicating that the symbiosis with Redmond may run the Finnish company into the ground...
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1. RiseAgainst94 (Posts: 281; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)
Please Nokia listen to the analysts. I've been saying this ever since I bought a Lumia 900. Adopt Android before you can't!
15. KINGJUAN27 (Posts: 210; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)
Give it time.. WP is quite developing fast, unlike Android in its early stages. And it's a very stable, efficient and fluid OS. But yeah, I also think Nokia should at least make phones for another OS, in case WP's growth becomes stagnant.
38. JojoGo101 (Posts: 211; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)
But then, you can't give it time when it's just making you bankrupt. WP IS the problem. I agree I like it, but if it isn't bring you profits, why wait for it to pay off? Nokia might be dead by then.
79. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
That's what M$ wants before bidding for it. They want NOKIA to be a walking CORPSE before any move to bid for it.
66. grapeseed87 (Posts: 123; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)
I totally agree!
And logic states that if Nokia is indeed the main driving force behind WP then either Microsoft will pump money or 'take over' them.
Or then can make some lower end models with the free Android OS.
24. picka_vi_materina (Posts: 174; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
Nokia should get back to MeeGo before it's too late. They'll share same apps with Jolla's Sailfish OS. Stupid Nokia and stupid, boring, ugly Android.
40. JojoGo101 (Posts: 211; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)
I suppose iOS is fun? Android doesn't change their interface every SIX YEARS. Oh wait, it's Apple, people buy their products and don't care a fart.
46. Whateverman (Posts: 3269; Member since: 17 May 2009)
Not that MeeGo was bad, but going backwards doesn't seem to be a good idea. I would sell what people are looking for now, that's Android with some really good value adds, not necessarily a fancy UI. People want a cool looking phone that their familiar with, so give it to them. Once the customers have returned, then play around with a MeeGo device. But right now, they need Android.
70. 8logic (Posts: 148; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)
excuse me, ugly android?????? YOU CAN MAKE IT LOOK ANYWAY YOU WANT!!!!!!!! you've been drinking the kool-aid for too long buddy.
34. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
nokia does not adopt android until 2016.
if they do so,WP marketshare goes down to earth which they dont want.
39. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
nokia should male a dual boot phone.
ANDROID KLP+WP8.1=end of smartphone competiton and nokia will become the KING
86. Alex123 (Posts: 241; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)
I totally agreed! Nokia should be flexible and smart, don't just adopt only WP. Please Nokia make some android phone
96. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 886; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
There is absolutely no way in hell MS would allow this. But if they did I'd buy the second it hit the shelves.
108. FISTFLY (Posts: 27; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)
If there are dual sim phones why not with dual-OS
89. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Nokia analyzed android before commuting to Windows Phone and found it wanting.
Not much has changed in the intervening years other than market shares. Phone popularity is a revolving door: palm and Windows Mobile went out, blackberry went in; blackberry went out, apple went in; apple went out, android went in; apple's still exiting as Windows Phone is coming in.
95. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
To whit, if Nokia did make androids, they'd be as buggy and crash-prone as any other android device. I haven't heard of one as smooth and reliable as even the basic Windows Phones.
97. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 886; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
Oh thumbs down button. How I miss you so :'(
104. dre786 (Posts: 46; Member since: 10 Nov 2012)
simple question for you how much different Nokia hardware with android would make in this tightly knitted android market be honest
2. whoyton2 (banned) (Posts: 142; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)
Wow...something me and analysts actually agree on....well as long as mr s***ty Elop is here then he will be to busy loving WP than to see the light of day!
7. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
But all the Nokiawp8 users don't and never won't agree....
Why would I jump to an OS coming from open source and end up with really closed OS. How pathetic is that...
You have to wait long time for apps. And now 1080p is on its way to WP8 but it won't be in use till next year. You still have quad core 400+ ppi ..
I mean the only great thing about wp8 is fluid. Who cares when the real substance is not valid.
9. whoyton2 (banned) (Posts: 142; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)
Well said completely agree....#Nokia4Android
13. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Nokia can adopt Android, nobody disagree...
But if Nokia adopt Android, will it sell like hot cakes? Will it help Nokia beat Samsung? Will Nokia be the king again? Nobody knows.
And Windows Phone is growing, so you don't need to worry about anything, apps are coming, games are coming. If Nokia adopts Android, I hope they won't abandon Windows Phone.
Stop whining like a baby and face it, let the CEO decide, you're not a CEO so you can't decide anything. The best thing to do is to shut up.
18. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Really so why didn't Windows mobile didn't grow in 2002 till 2008....
Symbian S60 came and killed Windows mobile.
People consumers prefer open source not restrictions.
The best thing for you to do is wise up seek counselling.
23. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
"The best thing for you to do is wise up seek counselling"
You should change your name to RECYCLE TROLL, you keep recycle your comments, for example "what's the big idear", "wise up seek counselling" etc.
Everyone in PA knows that when you lose an argument, you will use your recycled comments to fight back. Nice try, but you failed.™®©
36. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
nokia wont adopt android.if they do so WP will become dust which they dont want to see happen
41. JojoGo101 (Posts: 211; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)
Their hardware is excellent. With good marketing I strongly believe Nokia can sell very well.
58. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)
Nobody is asking Nokia to beat Samsung. They are only asking them to make inexpensive Android Smartphones that are excellent for their price. For eg. how about a 200$ smartphone that runs Android 4.2.2 has a decent camera, screen and build quality and it will sell like hot cakes especially in Asian and African countries.
82. lorenzattractor (Posts: 68; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)
Even if Nokia were to make a cheap Android handset, it just wouldn't work right. The OS has been proving to be a failure with cheap handet and they never work like they were intended to work. I've had a Xperia Sola and it sucks. Even with it's dual-core processesor, the phone lags, apps don't work right, I even can't play games like Subway Surfers and the list goes on and on. Now, a high-end Nokia running Android, now that's a totally different story...
71. 8logic (Posts: 148; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)
well, considering the only reason why people is buying them is because of nokia and not wp, and why people is not buying it because its running wp; i would switch.
yeah wp is growing, but you fail to consider android is also growing and they have all the apps already.
62. Topcat488 (Posts: 1396; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)
TROLL I've read the whole first page... And you come the closes with your comparison too Samsung here.
Samsung even make more money than Nokia when it comes to WP's and TABS, look at that new Ativ Q coming out running Android and Windows.
If Nokia is to compete with Samsung, their gonna have to work like Samsung... Don't limit yourself to one OS when your competitor in selling smartphones in 4 or 5 other OS's.