Nokia to invest in new materials and tech, be transparent about software updates
In addition, Stephen Elop, Nokia CEO, explained that the manufacturer is committed to maintaining full transparency when it comes to software updates. In contrast to most Android manufacturers, Nokia will try to communicate very clearly to existing Lumia owners exactly what updates they are going to receive. This attitude should also be found in the company's communication with future Nokia customers, who are going to purchase the company's Windows Phone 8 handsets, once they become available.
Although we're quite interested to learn exactly what innovation Nokia has in store for us, we have no idea when this might happen. Still, there's some slight chance that the manufacturer will reveal something new on September 7, when it is promising to announce something amazing.
1. tes101 (Posts: 39; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
Fantastic news transparency is the best policy. I need a metal sliding qwerty wp8 phone!
9. Skoll (Posts: 15; Member since: 15 Dec 2011)
yes plz!!! something along the lines of a E7 or a HTC 7pro
10. StreetNerd (Posts: 750; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)
no HTC 7 PRO, to bulky.... ugly design....
3. imran_khan0786 (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)
Nice I hope Nokia will be rocking with wp8 and its own features like Nokia music, Nokia map, and pureview.
Beat of luck
4. Aeires (unregistered)
Android doesn't have the best update record, I know, I've been using them since it was first released. That being said, just about every phone you buy with Android will receive at least one update, high end ones maybe two or three updates. In comparison, Nokia and MS dropped the ball when people bought new phones only to find they weren't getting W8. The transparency is a great policy, it's just like everything else Nokia is doing, too late.
5. snowgator (Posts: 3350; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
I am going to half agree, and half disagree.
As far as Android goes, I think the future with ICS and JB devices are going to be much better about support and updates. I am not so much talking about the next OS update as I am Software and firmware updates. Things that users truly need. Dumding down the UI's are a great indicator that Android manufacturers realize this is an area they can improve in.
But Nokia is not finished. The slightly better performance in sales than what "experts" predicted, Microsoft's deep pockets, their outstanding support of their 900 when it had problems at launch, and their continued desire to produce exclusives and unique devices really paint a decent portrait of where Nokia could be in 18 months or so.
If they survive Q3........
8. Aeires (unregistered)
I don't think Nokia is finished either, just their transparency stance should have been there from the beginning.
I'd hate to see either Nokia or RIM go out of business, they still bring great things to the mobile community.
6. cornerofthemoon (Posts: 563; Member since: 20 Apr 2010)
I shall be loyal to the HMS Nokia to the end....Women and children first.