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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...

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posted on 24 Jan 2013, 18:10 1

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


And the Windows Prison 8.

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 02:36 1

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


hah u own a free s**ty OS and bragg over it baggers dont brag

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: 998; 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, 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, 15:34 3

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


hey dude he talked about force close that being rare now.. no one talked about batery life.. why push yourself so hard to brag about the lumia 920 that you never owned

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 17:07 2

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


I sell phones and sell a lot of GS3s. But when we sell a couple or a family with a mix of iphones and GS3s, more times than not the GS3 user trades it in for an iPhone 5.

For the record my co workers GS3 still force closes often.

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 02:37

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


well i was talking about sweetrolls from bakery -_-

and who is bragging i am comparing a crtical aspect of 2 same moblies hardware with differnt OS

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 18:13 1

148. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Sorry....but I would like to see some links to this...cuz every thing I see online points to poor battery life for the 920.

The GS3 and One X are one of the better Android phones for overall battery life.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 19:05

183. papss (unregistered)


I can personally tell you that you are wrong about battery life.. It's nothing for my 920 to last 2 days on a charge.. I don't need to read about.. I have the proof in my hand

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 19:49

196. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Ok.....you have personal proof about the 920...do you have a GS3?

If not....its moot. All I can go on is online reports. This is users posting this and articles...not reviewers. Also saw a article about an update to fix the battery life on the 920. It cant all be roses...

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 20:33

205. papss (unregistered)


If I'm being honest the update hurt my battery life.. Incredible enough it was getting close to three days before the update.
To answer your question no I haven't nor do I have a S3, I only owned the skyrocket. I will likely never own a SS product again.. While I love their chips and even consider the top pack, I hate their designs and their uses of plastic.

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 02:43

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


well the tests explains why it last 2 days standby or normal use follow the link they explained how the test was performed naturally it will run out soon but tests look legit

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 02:41

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


http://www.gsmarena.com/nokia_lumia_920-review-858p3.php

here is the whole review of 920 with tests while PA never does it

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 06:04 1

248. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Thanks for the link....but compared to the GS3....the 920 comes up short for battery life. Not talking about the endurance numbers...but the talk time, web browsing and video playback.

Just calculating the graphs in that link and looking at this:

http://blog.gsmarena.com/samsung-galaxy-s-iii-battery-test-is-ready-does-very-well/

I said it before...the GS3 and One X have good battery life for Android phones. The 920 might edge out the One X...but not the GS3....based on those tests. Stand by times....thats when the phone is not in use. I dont even go by that anymore. Other factors can effect that....like being in a weak reception area.

Actually....the dual core version of the One X has better battery life than the quad core version....and than the 920:

http://blog.gsmarena.com/htc-one-x-for-att-battery-test-is-over-see-if-it-outperformed-its-quad-core-sibling/

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 06:10

249. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


And the info I posted about the GS3....was the quad core version...Trying to find info about the dual core one....

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 06:20

251. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/615

Using this from Anandtech.....even tho it dont have video playback...the dual core vserion of the GS3 might have better battery life than the quad core...

It what it is tho, ya know? Android phones in general gets a bad rep.....and most of it isn not true.

posted on 26 Jan 2013, 00:33

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


dont forget u comparing 2100mAh vs 2000mAh

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 18:18 1

155. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


If it was too faulty, crashes too much.....it would be losing market share in droves. Look at the old Win Mo....or MS in general and where they are right now in the smartphone race.

Sorry...but the overall numbers dont go with all the claims of a buggy, crashes too much, force closing OS.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 19:23

191. papss (unregistered)


I have no problem with android.. He'll that's where I came from however I do strongly dislike SS and mostly Apple ( except my iPad)... I wasn't even on board with WP8 but after the hype of the L920 I decided I would give it a chance and I actually love it. Will I keep with WP? Who knows.. I'm a tech freak so whatever peaks my interest is what I'll get. I'm more about the phone than the os

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 22:10 1

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


"I do strongly dislike SS and mostly Apple" "I'm more about the phone than the os" oke it's safe for me now to assume you as a nokia fanboy... that's mean any of your arguments about s3 with lumia 920 were invalid and can't be trust..

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 18:59

263. papss (unregistered)


Lol right..l but your fanboy comments do? Ok son...

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 10:29 4

3. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


If the n8 was android it'd have been a huge seller. Windows phones are unpopular,vast amount of people in general hate live tiles blocky ui,and most people know the lack of options,apps and games.

Nokia is getting passed on continually due to windows,there are a huge number of people daily moving from feature phones to their first smartphone,alot of these people are nokia loyal for the most part and if there was a nokia android phone they'd make it their first smartphone. However because of the reason mentioned above of the vast dislike of windows these people cannot overcome these to stay loyal with nokia and instead buy a samsung galaxy or htc one range etc.

nokia is not only losing out on the smartphone market but its sole income from the feature phone market is shrinking from under it and these loyal customers are moving elsewhere

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 10:52 3

20. Mozarrt (Posts: 301; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)


The N8 was a huge seller. It was Nokia's last huge seller though.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 10:59 2

29. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Exactly.. it sold some 9 million units.
And what Nokia does?
Instead of focusing on perfecting Symbian, they kill it!

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 13:28 2

83. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Hmmm it sold at a slightly reasonably level,that is a level nokia considered good but a level massively outsold buy out smartphones from the likes of htc and samsung. The principle reason it sold any bit was for the camera,not the phone or os itself. Phones after it like the e7 etc failed massively due to not having the same camera and android proving massively superior

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 10:56 1

24. saiki4116 (Posts: 388; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)


Valid Point...It's definitely true in India...

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 10:29 1

4. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


not completely but they must release highend device with android wp good but new os android will rise nokia again

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 10:32 6

5. allen83 (Posts: 107; Member since: 01 Mar 2012)


Or maybe sailfish os will be a great alternative

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