Microsoft and Nokia reportedly end merger negotiations
1. kozza3 (Posts: 700; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)
OMG my dream of a Nokia device running Android SURVIVES!!!
3. Kreft (Posts: 84; Member since: 27 Dec 2012)
No it doesn't. If that's what you're waiting for.. Don't hold your breath.
12. kozza3 (Posts: 700; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)
it's not really my dream device. i would love to design my own hardware
i hate how im stuck choosing from whatever these companies decide to make. maybe when i get a hold of one of those fancy 3d-printers :P
19. Kevinphantom (Posts: 82; Member since: 17 Jun 2013)
I feel stuck to .I will make my own smartphone soon I will decide to which hardware I want to use in my smartphone
51. joey_sfb (Posts: 5809; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
friend can become enemy it's not wise for Nokia to build their platform services on a OS they don't own.
59. loyals (Posts: 129; Member since: 10 Nov 2012)
@micheal...how come this news is not in featuring list ??
64. PhoneCritic (Posts: 693; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
Actually it's not dead. It's in the hands of the share holders. if they feel that Nokia is still not meeting their expectations they can force by a vote to oust Elop and replace him with a new CEO that is either open to not putting everything in one basket or that might cancel the agreement with MS and start a on a new path. That is the call of the shareholders in the next meeting.
6. Potato. (banned) (Posts: 607; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)
Whoever thinks that NOKIA is building an Android powered should dig a hole ,sit in it and wait till the dooms day.
24. jdoee100 (Posts: 334; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)
Dooms day?? Nokia already is in dooms day. We're waiting for a new beginning.
52. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 495; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)
Who says Nokia is doom? are you an apple fan boy? or you taking any pay checks from Samsung? Nokia will stay..
61. Potato. (banned) (Posts: 607; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)
He must be a Samsung fanboy. Just saying.
Before Galaxy series actually Samsung was in dooms day.
66. PhoneCritic (Posts: 693; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
never say never in this industry. Remember Google and Apple were best of friends ( Google even had a seat on the Apple board) before Android was release.
8. roldefol (Posts: 4302; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
By the time that happens, we might be using Tizen phones.
50. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
its made by samsung and samsung sucks big time in software remeber badadadada its android that kept them alive for so long
53. iushnt (Posts: 1746; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)
Bada was for low end devices..and its not difficult for them to develop os. They might have learnt much from bada and they have all the resources to hire finest team of developers and engineers to make a gr8 os..
16. Credo (Posts: 748; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)
Will never happen, Android does'nt need Nokia, Windows Phone does'nt need Samsung, HTC, Huawei, Acer etc ...
27. NexusKoolaid (Posts: 480; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)
Android may not need Nokia, but Nokia could use the cash a few Android products would bring in.
38. Credo (Posts: 748; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)
I don't think so, Android is just not for Nokia, Windows Phone looks much greater on Nokia hardware, they just need a better way of marketing.
21. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
looks like to me is Ms and Nokia wanna do like google and other OEM do (nexus device). something like Microsoft edition lumia.
25. milesboy5 (Posts: 178; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)
except it would be more like google and motorola and theres no need for a Microsoft edition since there aren't different OEM flares like touchwiz or sense on WP's
70. djripster (Posts: 138; Member since: 10 Dec 2011)
I also wanted to add that you can remove any Windows Phone app you don't want... so you can buy any Windows Phone and remove the 'bloat ware' if you don't want/need it
41. asseek (Posts: 164; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)
lol .....and in what ways would the Microsoft Edition Lumia be different than any other WP8, or Lumia device? they all have the same UI
23. sid07desai (Posts: 290; Member since: 03 May 2012)
No wonder Huawei is planning to buy Nokia
28. applesauce (banned) (Posts: 165; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)
No, they're not... read the earlier article. Clearly states "NOT" planning on buying it.
As if they could afford it anyway, which they can't.
2. 110410 (Posts: 23; Member since: 26 Feb 2013)
just make an android phone NOKIA and youre back on top
69. airisoverrated (Posts: 31; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
Because that's working so well for HTC right now. Face it if you aren't Samsung, you aren't making much money selling Android phones in the US and Europe.
Nokia is better off letting HTC, Huawei, ZTE, Sony, LG, Lenovo, and Acer all fight Samsung and each other for Android market share. They all have issues differentiating themselves in a crowded market.
Meanwhile the biggest thing that differentiates the hardware is the OS running on it. Love it or hate it, it is a very different look, feel, and experience from the Android pack, and that seems to have a growing appeal. Not to mention the OS works better on low end hardware than Android does, putting them in a strong position to capture the emerging markets in Africa and Asia where Nokia has traditionally done well with feature phones.