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Should Nokia switch to Android?

0. phoneArena 24 Jan 2013, 10:18 posted on

Hooray, Nokia is profitable again! After a long and painful internal transitional period, the ex-largest cell phone manufacturer has finally swung back to profitability during the beloved holiday season (Q4). Understandably, the profit isn't that big - it's $585 million, but at least it's a start...

This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 18:36 2

171. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


''Why do people dislike and hate you, no one likes you on PhoneArena, you had a go with mescal, the TROLL, and so many others,''

lmao because i come on here to make friends lol no i dont. and drop the bs your ''Troll' so stop hiding

so try to make a comment that isnt immature bs kid

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 18:53

177. GENERAL-BAKSHE (Posts: 28; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)


Anyway chaoticrazor you're smart, figured it out...!
How is you bro?

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 18:59 1

181. papss (unregistered)


Lol always being sneaky

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 19:05 1

184. GENERAL-BAKSHE (Posts: 28; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)


Hey PA PSS.... Don't take it personally me calling sayingthose names, hope you didn't mind...?

Look chaotic razor is here..

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 19:18 1

190. papss (unregistered)


No worries, from you it's all good fun, I don't mind

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 19:33 1

193. GENERAL-BAKSHE (Posts: 28; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)


Cool says the TROLL

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 23:23 2

217. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4157; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Not surprised that you chose Jelly Bean...was hoping for that, lol.
I'll be skeptical on Nokia releasing a phone with a quad-cored processor...
Like i said, i might not be wrong to say that Nokia believes in adopting 'more for less', on the basis of the frequency of the cores used in phones dating back to it's first symbian smartphone till the last, until WP. They don't use more than what they need, of course, having extra blocks is always welcome...and that can be achieved by the dual-cores when running WP8.
And on a different note, it is also about the exclusiveness of the phone, go Android and Nokia will lose the marketing shine...you may not agree, but you may get, like i said, something better for something less.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 23:38 1

218. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4157; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


TROLL, haven't you learned your lesson yet?? This is your 3rd account i've seen since i've been here...and the other two has been banned (not hard to figure that out). How many email accounts are you going to make? I'm sure you're running out of names... I'm wondering what your next id will be, troll.doubletroll@....com?

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 02:24

228. Mittal (Posts: 493; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


If Nokia is the go to company for WP, then the rest WP vendors should close shop, no ?
An OS does not need support from any one Manufacturer for its success. If its good enough, manufacturers will show interest. Someone will be there to fill in the void by Nokia. That is in case Nokia totally ditches WP. It should go for both the platforms.

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 02:28

229. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


well their should be no android nokia. diverting from one OS will become a mess of everything

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 04:50

244. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4157; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


General Troll!!! You're on a limited account...don't you know what caused it? Stop using words and sentences that projects you as a hypocrite!! You are ruining your face...

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 05:54 1

247. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Yea....on this I agree. I dont see it happening unless Nokia was in absolute trouble.

They are not right now....so its all wishful thinking by some ppl.

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 11:41

259. Dinged (Posts: 35; Member since: 12 Jan 2012)


There is an absolute niche in the smartphone market for Nokia with android. As of now, Apple is the only phone with great euro design (considered by many) - hipster feel without feeling cheap. By design, I mean a look that is capable of communicating a "lifestyle" different than others - similar to automotive. A design that can spark an emotional response from buyers based on looks alone, not tech specs.

If you compare brands, the asian brands all have a similar look and style (LG, Samsung, HTC, Sony) with smooth curves and often polycarbonate materials; the asian brands communicate practical, value, safe, boring even. On the other hand, USA Motorola phones look square with sharp edges and a more industrial look; they look like they're from the Matrix communicating nerdy, bomb proof, masculinity. In contrast Nokia is the only other manufacturer besides Apple that makes phones that are designed with the same "hipster/euro" like design as apple products; the design communicates hip, fun, easy.

As for the engineering and integration part of the equation that people keep mentioning in the comments...that's the easy part since all phone manufacturers have proven that they can hire engineers and put out a functioning phone together with great hardware specs. It's a lot harder to create a culture in a company that can integrate great art/aesthetic design and technical engineering together since most manufacturers focus on margins/costs instead of aesthetics(subjective since it can't be measured in metrics against profit). You have a bunch of engineers and business men making decisions, but no artists or designers with great "taste" that resonate with the masses.

In asian culture, artists/designers aren't valued as highly as a career as in other parts of the world; hence, why most asian firms don't create product with great design. (for those who think I'm racist, I'm asian and asian parents don't typically want their kids to be "artists" think "lawyers, doctors, engineers" FYI). A company in a culture that doesn't value design isn't going to pay the salaries for great designers nor will they want to deal with design obstacles in manufacturing.

If Nokia offers a pure android experience (since they're custom software solutions haven't been proven successfully), they'd have a great product that typical iphone buyers would flock to based on pure aesthetics alone. That's a win with consumers as we see "aesthetic design" in product to be increasingly more important to consumers.

posted on 31 Jan 2013, 23:57

282. sumitgarang (Posts: 1; Member since: 31 Jan 2013)


dude if you were an avid supporter of Nokia then you wouldn't have talked about the assumption...
How far i know Nokia is not dumb to shake hands with his enemy ( because Andriod is only the cause for the fall of Sybian) it just a start.. Windows lacks apps, just apps else it would be the no.1 OS in the present.. and among windows phones there is no doubt that Nokia is the leader ( exclusive apps from Nokia).. Its just matter of time and i believe that windows market place will have a huge number of app..

posted on 01 Feb 2013, 22:25

285. Suts_97 (Posts: 124; Member since: 05 May 2012)


If Nokia made an Android phone, they would have put in "beefed up hardware" in their phones, not a big deal for them...They can't put those quad core processors and all in their WP phones because WP doesn't support it and doesn't need it either, so how on earth can you even imagine of putting in Android on 920, that doesn't make sense bro, because 920 was meant for WP and not Android...of course Android will lag on it because that's Android's nature...You said "Nokia won't be able to compete with what Samsung and others has to offer for Androids" ..That is not true...As I said, if Nokia was in the Android camp, it would have been the King and simply destroyed Samsung because obviously Nokia has the capabilities of making a better phone with a Quad core processor and a high-performing gpu...Hey c'mon, Samsung was nothing before the Galaxy S!

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 07:32

287. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


My answer is YES! Nokia has been well known for its good build quality for phones, as well as well built hardware. Also they had gain lots of trust with users world wide. If Nokia make androids, they would get lots of profit. Samsung is the best choice for android phones now, but some still doubt their build quality. so if Nokia make android phones, together with good build quality and good specs, i'm sure they would earn profit. Besides, Nokia could come out with their Custom android Ui too! A Ui that looks like symbian belle..... :)

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 16:14 2

119. Veigald (Posts: 290; Member since: 13 Jan 2012)


There's one reason and one reason only that Android became big; there weren't really any competitors, since Symbian, Blackberry and Windows Mobile didn't try to copy iOS at that time.
Android was an iOS rip-off to begin with, offered free of charge to OEM's, so anyone buying a cheap, laggy, unstable phone could tell themselves they almost had an iPhone.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 10:27 15

2. Samsomesh (Posts: 195; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


Android(best OS, personalization and apps) + Nokia(best hardware, camera and maps)= A definite Win... What else we need..

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 10:43 12

15. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


and best part of all Nokia can use their own UI and fonts like symbian belle

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 10:54 1

21. RiseAgainst94 (Posts: 281; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)


I absolutely agree, I have a 900 and the hardware is incredible. Add on Androids intuitive features and gorgeous UI plus Nokias innovation and support and you have a grandslam of a smartphone.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 11:13 7

35. Ruckus (Posts: 286; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


@Samsomesh Android isn't close to the best OS. Id put it in 3rd place. Its too faulty, laggy and crashes far too much. Im no fan of Apple but ios even makes Android look dumb. Of course you can also look at Verizons sales and realize the majority of their subscribers are switching to Apple. Hopefully WP8 can steal some of Apple's thunder.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 11:25 6

42. eDiesel (Posts: 142; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)


Yea like 3 years ago. Jellybean on my nexus 4 blows itrash away.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 11:28 3

46. Ruckus (Posts: 286; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


Heh.. tell that to all the disgruntled GS3 users.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 11:38 2

51. RiseAgainst94 (Posts: 281; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)


iOs is stale and Winfows feels unfinished. Of course you need the right hardware to support the software but I have no doubt Nokia would provide. I also should add that Nokia is the only company whose software additions I would actually welcome.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 13:44 4

86. Aeires (unregistered)


Haters gonna hate, even though their opinions were founded in 2009.

Everything you said is a thing of the past. And a coworker of mine loves his GS3.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 13:55 6

91. belovedson (Posts: 1031; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


I love my gs3. A lot of you guys make assumptions about Android. I force close are now rare

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 14:04 3

95. maccess (Posts: 742; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


I bet you never use or even see the s3 then.. it was smooth & fast back then when it with ics.. now my s3 is flying after the jelly bean 4.1.2 update ( plus tons of new features from galaxy note 2 )

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 15:06 2

107. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


Oh God with dual or quad core u brag about its smothness kill ur self other OS are much more smoth with less hardware needed android is just too Over rated hardware requirment are B-S why does only Os needs dual core to run let go the Games and android is crapy OS which needs more to produce far less

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 15:08

108. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


SGS3 battery time 1 day / Lumia920 battery time 2 days as far i read for same activites and hardware is identical on both only OS is differnt so android is BS in that matter too

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 15:29 3

112. maccess (Posts: 742; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


who the hell talking about how many cores you have?? i'm talking about my phone never had any force close and it's smooth and fast... it's not like what @ruckus said.. plenty wp fag here..

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