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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, 11:01 2

31. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


I disagree. Though those companies are doing that, they both are strongly in the Android camp and make many of their changes in that ecosystem. As WP gains more momentum, they will begin to give even more support but they are more focused now on Android. Nokia I think should focus on WP and not develop for Android. WP is a much better fit for them.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 10:50 2

18. CorianU (Posts: 27; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)


They don't need to switch over. Their profits are once again rising and they're selling more Windows phones. Why tamper with success?

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 10:52 3

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


A continued focus on Windows Phone, but they can always release an Android handset to check if their is any demand.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 10:54 16

22. windroid (unregistered)


Just let me tell the questions in the poll are just stupid. They make an assumption in the form of a question, completely wrong, this is bad journalism!

If it's stated:
- "Absolutely, Android will always be better than Windows Phone."
It should also be:
- "Nope, Windows Phone will always be better than Android."

Or just let:
- Yes
- No
- Don't know

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 10:57 4

27. GJanee (Posts: 214; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)


Thank you. This is exactly what I was about to say.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 12:45 1

71. snowgator (Posts: 3601; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Amen and Amen. From the write-up where Ray S slams what he sees as a negative (strictly his opinion) to attributing Nokia and its WP8 initial success to the hardware of it's offering not the appeal is the software to the wording of the choices, this is a bigoted mess. I think Android is a monster OS and love what it offers, but WP is extremely personable. It is improving, it is stable, and a it's sales are trending up slowly but steady. Nokia is the premier WP manufacturer in a developing OS. They stand a decent chance of being the last man standing with WP, giving them a replacement for Symbian and MeeGo at a fraction of the R&D.

Idiotic to debate walking away right now.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 10:57 3

26. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


I think they should NOT switch to Android. I think WinPhone is awesome and they should continue making the beautiful phones with it. Android can stand on its own with all the partners that are already using it and the awesome set of phones coming out of it. WP needs its own champion and Nokia is it.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 10:58 4

28. bragzter (Posts: 52; Member since: 21 Feb 2012)


Nokia shouldn't have put all its eggs in Microsoft's basket. They can keep doing their Windows Phone things and offer a few Android devices too. Also, they should have never dropped MeeGo. The UI is unique, nobody else did before Jolla and RIM.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 11:04 1

32. gameday78 (Posts: 48; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)


Sadly I think it might be too late for NOKIA....

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 11:50 1

55. windroid (unregistered)


To late when they start making money? That's strange...

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 11:13 2

34. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Ruin off Elop, then use both Os, WP and Android.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 11:17 4

36. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; Member since: 17 May 2009)


There are too many loyal Nokia fans and loyal Android fans for this to be a bad idea. A pure Android experience on a Nokia device would be an instant hit, no need to skin it or anything just yet. But I would love to see a range of devices coming from Nokias from low end, mid-range, to high end, with both Windows and Android.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 11:43 2

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


but what people forget is unlike samsung who dominate android and on the side make wp8 devices nokia have pretty much had to get there foot in the door with new os

and there in no position to branch out. if people on here really want nokia around they shouldnt be crying about android all the damn time

instead nokia should focus on been the dominate player in wp8 and then in a few years when there the household name for windows and known again for there quality look into another os

remember people on here are the general public, most of the general public have forgotten all about nokia. so a nokia android right now would crash and burn. lets not forget most android fans say they would buy it but fatc would be they would rather slate it and go samsung

so yeah nokia should wait a few years until there the big name they used to be with wp8 and then if they decide to bring there quality to android the general public will recognise the nokia name thanks to there efforts in wp8

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 12:07 8

64. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; Member since: 17 May 2009)


As a VZW customer I haven't seen a "real" Nokia device in several years because Nokia focused more on GSM. But 7 years later, I and many others still remember our old high quality Nokias from our old carriers, so I can't agree with that.

It seems to me, the only people crying are the people who hate Android for whatever reason. They whine all the time about what we want and never have any reasonable argument as to why Nokia shouldn't have multiple platforms. It's okay to say Nokia shouldn't go to Android, but why insult the people who do? Android haters are acting like jealous boyfriends trying to keep Nokia away from other guys, brothers, fathers, male cousins and pastors, etc... Nokia is not your girlfriend.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 12:51 5

74. erdpov (Posts: 67; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)


Kudos to you.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 15:57

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


''It seems to me, the only people crying are the people who hate Android for whatever reason''

again seeing only from one side yet so many nokia articles on here show android fans putting the same crap time and time again. ofcourse you dont see this as whinning but if say a apple fan said similar he would be classed as a troll

next this

''Nokia is not your girlfriend.''

because i said it was right no i just stated how whinny android fans are and that nokia are better off sticking to one os until there back to the powerhouse they once were. its easy for samsung to dip into wp8 as they dominate android but as of now nokia needs to dominate an os and wp8 is prime choice and the right choice

but mostly and ive told you this before yet you dont seem to be able to understand, i dont hate android i use android but i wont be like you lot who think its perfect and praise it all the damn time and hold it up as the only way nokia can survive.............its not the only way

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 16:49 5

121. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Yet when we praise other OSs, that goes widely unnoticed. Everyone here was positive about Nokia doing both and there was no bashing of WP by any Android user until the haters started throwing stones. No one said Android was perfect, but why do we have to be negative toward our OS to satisfy the Android haters? Haters need to learn how to cope with their own insecurity issues and not expect other users to bow down to the alter of Android, iOS, WP, BB, WebOS or whatever. Me liking my OS doesn't mean I hate yours, and wanting a favorite OEM to use my favorite OS isn't whining...unless you are a hater. Then everything sounds like whining to you.

Finally, why you mad bro? I was talking about the haters. If that's not you, then you shouldn't be getting so upset. You don't know me well enough to know what I'm thinking, so to say I think Android is perfect and your opinion of what i do or dont understand is laughable. But tell yourself whatever you need to keep that inferiority complex at bay. :D

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 18:00 2

142. papss (unregistered)


Works both ways bud.. The difference is that you are too blind to see it

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 18:08 1

145. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Sorry, what are you referring to?

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 18:26

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


well i can show you how blind and one sided you are right now

look at that '' GENERAL-BAKSHE'' comments and look how you havent said a word to him. yet there was one android user on a differant article called an idiot and you were been a do gooder saying theres no need

why arent you saying the same to this one then? we know he's just ''troll' with a differant account

but point stands you only see it one way against android and its wrong. whatever you wanna make up and say about me least i go at all fanboys

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 18:55 2

179. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Now let me show you how silly you are being...

My last comment was around the same time as GENERAL-BAKSHE's first comment. This was around the time I left to run a few errands. I came home, checked the site, and the first thing I did was respond to a reply from papss, because there is this little red one that popped up in the top right corner. Now once I started reading what he said, I instantly reported him because its obvious he isn't one that will listen to reason. Next came your comment, trying to blast me for a comment I read... LITERALLY ...one minute before I read yours.

Now, if you follow the timeline, you'll see I'm telling the truth. But again, your starting to look as irrational as the guy I'm supposed to be scolding for you.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 19:13 2

187. papss (unregistered)


I'm not one to listen to reason lol right.. All the posters on here and I'm the one.. Okay bro.. Just lol.. Scold me please

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 19:17

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


no i think he means he only scolds those that say anything not 100% android supporting....i.e. me lol

he only as he puts it ''scolds' me but lets ones like that general troll guy slide as he's in favor of android

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 23:16

215. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Lol. You've been great dude.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 18:51 2

176. papss (unregistered)


I'm referring to the 3 sides that all bash each other and not just WP people..

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 19:03 4

182. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Yes, you do have a point. It's ALL sides, and it really needs to stop. You have every right to like, what you like and want, whatever you want without some one going " xxOS FTW" all the time. There is very little intelligent conversations here anymore, when it use to be where we could just share our thoughts and people either agreed or disagreed without serious confrontation. Would be nice to see that again...

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 19:15

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


yet you do what you say needs to stop

sorry but its one thing to say this and another to back it up.

and yes i did thumb your comment up as i agree with the basis of it just the fact you only point out one side is annoying

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 19:47 1

194. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Not true. This is the side iOS users decided I should be on. I'm not going to monitor all of PA and fight with every person here that acts like a jerk, I'd never get anything else done.

Be honest, with the incident yesterday, you assumed I was yet another "Fandroid" as some like to say, picking a fight with some WP users. But if you re read the comments made to a guy who was being polite to everyone, just getting attack for no reason. The real chaoticrazor will see, I made no mention of any OS. I wanted to know why good people were being attacked for no reason. He was being called an idiot for absolutely no reason at all, I didnt care what OS he was using.

Dude, you are seriously barking up the wrong tree here. I don't dislike iOS or it's users, because i am one. I dislike jerks and when people act like jerks, I try to politely point it out to them. Now, I can't do that with EVERYBODY, that's what guys like you are supposed to be there for. I pass on horrible comment from every OS fan all the time because if I get consumed with fighting every flame war, I'd go crazy. It called picking your battles, and my friend you have to start doing the same.

And for the record, even though I don't agree with you most of the time, I thumbed you up more time than you know simply because you were taking it to the jerk. Go back to doing that, because you and I fighting are like the Superman and Batman going at it, when Bain and Bizzaro are on the lose. (and yes, I am Superman. Lol). Let's cal a truce here, because we really are on the same side here.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 20:01

201. papss (unregistered)


Does anyone know how to add phones to your lists? I don't know if its my iPad that is being dumb or me just being brain dead

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 01:27

224. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4004; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Lol, you're in the wrong thread...haha.
Well, if you're talking about adding it in your "have it, own in and want it" list, click the phones section, search for the phone or tablet you want and you'll know what to do.

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