Nokia job listing hints at Android in the future
0. phoneArena 30 Nov 2012, 12:42 posted on
This could be nothing, but it could be that Nokia is looking for a backup plan in case Windows Phone doesn't pan out. At least that's the best guess for why Nokia had posted a job listing that made it sound like Android might be in the future...
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49. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
if this is true then it's good. Nokia will only have nothing to loose (as if they have anything now). Depending only on M$ is like sleeping with your enemy. M$ has the long tradition of "Embrace Extend Exterminate".
52. redmd (Posts: 968; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
that's exciting. I wish that could happen. bye bye Samsung.
56. RapidCat (Posts: 351; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)
my best guess nokia want to make android app like last pharagraphon the article.
linux based os for nokia only possible if elop step down.
because elop once say, no more linux base os for nokia.
63. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1251; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
Nokia lumia 800/900/920 smart phone case designs are about to be retired. It would be a super smart move on Nokia's part to Put Android Jelly bean in the Nokia Lumia 920 before they retire that case design. Microsoft Windows 8 could still be their main smart phone flagship OS but Nokia would make fantastic profit off of selling their Old lumia 920 case
design running Android Jelly bean. I am a Nokia and Microsoft windows smart phone Fan
and want Nokia to do this to make enough money to stay in business to continue to make great Windows smart phones and even make Android smart phone fans happy. Everybody
knows that if Nokia put new electronic components in the Nokia lumia 900's case for instance to make it dual core and give it a 4.3 high def screen like on the HTC 8x has and put Android Jelly bean on some of them and Microsoft Windows 8 on others WOW! FOLKS Nokia would kick the Asses of all other smart phones manufacturers, Also. Nokia could put android jelly been on the last batch of Nokia Lumia 920 smart phones before it retires that smart phones case design Nokia CEO. Mr Elop is a pretty smart GUY to do this would give him glory and the Company needed new sales. it would just be an expansion of the Nokia smart phones line.
64. Aeires (unregistered)
What would MS think of that move?
72. xtremesv (Posts: 244; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)
I would be greatly interested in a Nokia device running Android. Actually Nokia has some of the finest hardware in the market with a lackluster mobile OS on top (IMHO).
73. tashreef (Posts: 476; Member since: 24 Nov 2012)
Nokia with android !! Samsung Watch out...
74. gazmatic (Posts: 628; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)
Android sucks. Sorry but it does. I've been following android since the froyo update and the only positive thing it has done is push the limits of what hardware we can put in a phone but it still sucks when compared to symbian, maemo, meego and webos. Popular doesn't mean better. Android is laggy, buggy and the hoops one has to jump through just to get a smooth performance is ridiculous. Rooting, overclocking, daily dalvik cache clearings, periodic factory resets, custom roms, etc. 99% of the population doesn't know how to do half that stuff. Nokia is better off with jolla sailfish
77. kach22 (Posts: 122; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)
99 % of the population doesn't need to do what you are doing with your Android phone and rework their phone os.
99% including me is pretty much happy with the way the phone came out of the box.
A big group of people including me is still pretty much amazed with the smooth way the phone functions even after months of heavy use.
79. Aeires (unregistered)
You must have gotten a bad phone or went with bad models, I don't see any of that. What phone did you have that was that bad?
80. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
see i wouldnt go as far as saying it sucks, there only ever 2 extremes on here either its perfection or sucks. as for lag etc every device is suspect to lag, i dont care what people say about theres no lag as its bs. depending on what king of user you are lag is a posibility with any os. buggy id agree with as google are pushing updates out to fix these.
But to say it sucks is over the top, its a great os but i would say it is better for those who have an insight into tech, the none tech savvy wont get the most out of it. and rooting is just a work around, i do wish some on here would stop holding this as an advantage and evidence that android is better just because of this.....its the same as jailbreaking all are just work arounds to get past the limitations and the general users wont be looking at doing this.
i agree nokia would be better off going meego before android or even use symbian for there mid range devices, its as functional as any other os if not more
anyway android doesnt suck, maybe like said before you got a bad phone or were installing 3rd party apps
76. Loubielou (Posts: 319; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
Febuary 11th was a bad day for new Chairman saying"Symbian is Dead" even though Mr Elop thought Windows was going to be Succesful but since he as made Nokia going on a Decline not Progressing momentum,he should have waited to see if Windows was going to be good for Nokia,Android is more like Symbian thats why i an loads of others have made the Right switch
82. gazmatic (Posts: 628; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)
For people wondering what phone I have: nokia n9, nokia n900, samsung galaxy s3, nokia 2690, samsung captivate glide. As you can see the specs of the nokias I have are crap. No comparison to the androids. The n900 battery is s**t and it moves slow at times but its capabilities are out of this world. First and only phone I have successfully quad boot with 4 different os including windows xp and ice cream sandwich. I installed jelly bean but it was never functional so I deleted it. Going from my n9 meego interface to the samsung galaxy s3 android jelly bean 4.1.1 you miss a lot of fluidity, function and performance. My n9 and jelly bean gives me less headaches than the galaxy. The captivate glide is still on gingerbread. Haven't even bother updating it to ice cream sandwich. And the 2690 is a cheap knock around that is only useful with opera mini installed. The galaxy s3 should pawn all my phones but it doesn't. I only have 42 apps installed and it is as slow as my n900. Thats a shame especially when you compare the specs. I shouldn't have to do daily dalvik cache clearings or root my phone or do a weekly factory install just so that a smart phone could run as smooth as a dumb phone.
83. Aeires (unregistered)
Sounds like the wealth of problems you've seen were self caused. The S3 is a beast of a phone, if you have to wipe dalvik, you've likely rooted it which totally takes your argument off the table. I know people who have that phone and don't see any of the things you report so I'm thinking you rooted it as well. Rooting phones can end up with all kinds of different results and problems, all self induced by rooting.
Quad boot? Really? And you expected perfection with that?
Captivate Glide wasn't a bad phone, but if you never updated it how can you say it sucked? You should have updated it to ICS and then made that judgement.
84. gazmatic (Posts: 628; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)
My galaxy s3 is legit. No rooting. No custom roms. No dalvik cache clearings. No overclock. The android jelly bean 4.1.1 is directly from samsung. When I mention to people that my phone lags, randomly reboots and rearranges my icons those are the recommendations I get from people. I'm saying I shouldn't have to do all that crap just so my phone doesn't slow down and crash. It is my n900 that was quad boot. Gingerbread is more stable than ice cream sandwich. Android compared to apple and windows is bugs cockroaches and spiders. I was going to go vanilla android but... Not until it is optimised for single and dual core. One thing I like about my galaxy is the battery but then it has more capacity so I guess thats why. I'll stick with nokia as long as they dont do android. Jolla sailfish is where it's at. Real optimization and multitasking.
86. molanjames (Posts: 64; Member since: 11 Oct 2012)
Some hope in the failing company.. N9 design + meego ui + android os = win.