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For those who think BlackBerry or Nokia should switch to Android, here's why it is a bad idea

0. phoneArena 16 Aug 2013, 14:18 posted on

Every once in a while, we hear from those who think that Nokia or BlackBerry should drop their current operating systems and use Android as a replacement; on the surface, it would seem to make sense. Android, after all, is the top smartphone OS globally. With Windows Phone 8 and the new BlackBerry 10 platforms struggling, why not go with the leader...

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posted on 16 Aug 2013, 21:58 2

82. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


so many butthurt android fanboys, obviosly not very happy with the cheap build quality and $hitty camera on their samsung, motorola, lg, htc handsets.

How many times do we have to tell you clowns - we like Windows Phone for its simplicity, dedicated support, and reliability.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 22:29

85. weedl (Posts: 50; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


just ask if you can take photo in low light camera why don't we just use a flash, isn't every camera have a flash ..

posted on 17 Aug 2013, 00:35

87. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


It seems to me that it makes more sense for the others, besides Samsung to start focusing heavily on making great WP models... It doesn't make any sense for them to put all their eggs in one basket anymore, and fight over such small market share... Sony could give Nokia a run for it's money in the WP department if they gave their WP devices the support that Nokia does... Nobody stays on top forever,, and regardless of whether some of you guys like WP, or not, it's here to stay... WP is only going to get bigger and better, and it's only a matter of time before it gains the only 10% market share it needs to surpass iOS... At that time so many developers would have jumped on board OEM's would be stupid to not create WP devices.. You can say I'm crazy all you want but I'm just gonna say.... We'll just have to wait and see❕

posted on 17 Aug 2013, 02:06

90. keylimejelly (banned) (Posts: 22; Member since: 16 Aug 2013)


its just a fanboy talk for those who think its easy for nokia if they go with andoid
its not
what happened to htc?
samsung nailed them
its only samsung who gives those gimmick features in flagships
samsung is already working.on brain-controlled smartphone
no matter how much powerful ur smartphone is
the device.will only get popular unless it has extra plus points
and samsung does everything
so better for nokia to stay away from.android
as right now nokia is.well known for.its feature.phones
not smartphones

posted on 17 Aug 2013, 03:38 1

92. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 811; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


The article is moot. Author advises Blackberry to not to adopt to Android coz Samsung has maxm share & little share is for HTC, SONY, etc. So by that author means that its better to have no share of market rather than having some (like 2%).
The only reason why Blackberry should not switch to Android is that Blackberries are insanely high priced & even Android with such high price cant be get Blackberry into the game..

posted on 17 Aug 2013, 05:12

93. tucutucu (Posts: 48; Member since: 03 Aug 2013)


Considering Android devices big sales are on the low-end territory, we will see if Samsung, LG, etc. can compete against Nokia with WP8 and even Apple and 5C with iOS. It's not a high-end territory, it wasn't and it won't (only worked on Apple's finances with high profitable sales, and is not working anymore)...so, as I've said, give it a couple of weeks and we'll see how the statistics are changin, now, while we're reading this. The battle has started, iPhone 5C vs. Nokia 520/625..

posted on 17 Aug 2013, 05:56

94. Sondae (Posts: 279; Member since: 02 Jan 2013)


For me its nice to see different type of OS on different phone it can be IOS, windows, android, blackberry and etc because people have different taste and preference not all people want things always there will be time people change different phone OS. It would be boring if you have one OS phone in the market no choice beside there will be no competition plus no trolling in forum which OS better lol.

posted on 17 Aug 2013, 06:15

95. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1163; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


its because nokia says that if they go on android, they might go bankrupt because samsung and others dominate in that area. so nokia is a pussy back then..

and since they have have few money to invest, they went to windows phone which microsoft gives them money annually in using their OS. giving nokia a fighting chance in phone production - at the risk of improving the WP OS as well.
-and also they said android is a fragmented , buggy, virus friendly OS.

so this is the story why nokia didnt go android.

posted on 17 Aug 2013, 11:36

97. Dion25 (Posts: 42; Member since: 25 Jul 2012)


And I suppose you think Samsung will just roll over and allow Nokia to take market shares from them? Samsung would respond with a camera that's on par with Nokia. Nokia don't have the capital to take on Samsung they know this so why enter into a fight if you cannot win. Nokia is doing fine slowly restablishing themselves using windows phone with no competition on that platform.

posted on 17 Aug 2013, 16:20

103. gregd (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 Aug 2013)


You are forgetting about Samsung switching to Tizen. Do to greed.
Also, remember how well reviewed webos was. And it was the death nail to palm. Android is the only hope for blackberry.

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 04:02

105. SSyar (Posts: 14; Member since: 03 Jan 2012)


commenting just bcoz.., the source text is ZTE and hyperlink is from zdnet
Meanwhile, other guys carry on with discussion..,,.

posted on 24 Aug 2013, 13:21

107. wantsNokiaNexus (Posts: 2; Member since: 24 Aug 2013)


I think that BB could and should adopt Android at least on the side. The advantage of Android is its openness. BB could port everything they are known for to an exclusive skin including the great interface of the Z10 plus a full qwerty keyboard. Yes, it would use software, not hardware as its selling point but unlike other brands (ahem* Samsung) theirs would be useful. The advantage of this is it would have the android app store. It would add Evernote, Drive, Keep and many other apps that would be good for productivity. I think that the reason people shift out of BB is that it is just lacking compared to other OS.

posted on 24 Aug 2013, 13:28

108. wantsNokiaNexus (Posts: 2; Member since: 24 Aug 2013)


For Nokia, W8 exclusivity is piratically suicide. There is no guarantee of the success for W8. It should have swallowed its pride and just be another Android manufacturer. (see comment 26 for the full story) Now Samsung practically own Android, Even Google is afraid, that's why they bought Motorola. One way for Nokia to fight in Android is if Google bought back the exclusivity of Nokia to W8 and make an Android with it. This would also solve the Samsung problem.
For low-end phones, I think that the Asha platform is the best (see Asha 501). It just needs some Google apps (keep, calendar etc) to be a real contender.I would not buy a smartphone and just stick with it and my Android tab. (my phone is just an asha 300)

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