Acer executive: If Nokia goes with Android, they'd be a force to be reckoned with
posted by Alan F. / Jun 14, 2013, 1:50 PM
What the Acer executive said about Finnish handset manufacturer Nokia is quite interesting, though. According to Burnes, Nokia is being held back by having to build their own brand as well as Windows Phone. He goes on to add that if Nokia decided to drop Windows Phone for Android, the OEM would be "dangerous" in the Android market.
Moving back to Acer's decision to stick with Android for now, Burnes says that Acer is not happy with the idea of having users pay for apps on Windows Phone that they can get for free on Android. But an Acer branded Windows Phone model will eventually come. "We're expecting Microsoft to do some more consumer-related advertising about its OS, I think as the pull comes, we'll deploy with the handsets because the OS is good," said Burnes.
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I'd love to buy a Nokia handset running the latest Android. Ooh, dat camera!
posted on Jun 14, 2013, 1:52 PM 45
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I couldnt imagine what their skin would look like
posted on Jun 14, 2013, 2:30 PM 3
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See, like this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/9
posted on Jun 14, 2013, 6:04 PM 0
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This is the funniest if not most hilarious bunch of comments I've read in a long time. It seems like 98% of people on this site wants Nokia to make an Android device. Here's the funny part. I thought Android devices were suppose to be good. If 98% of these commentors want Nokia to join the Android family it speaks volumes. It tells me Android users have low esteem in their own Android products and that they aren't worth crap. Maybe this is why Android fans despise iOS. They actually know their devices are second class. And they really need a great device. It must say a lot that Nokia themselves doesn't want to contaminate their phones with Android. Man I can't stop laughing.
posted on Jun 15, 2013, 5:24 PM 1
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Great comment. Agree with you 200%. If you look at the "mad robot" handsets, there are just a few that are worthy, most of them are cheap quality, poor performance devices. And overtime, performance sucks even more as the software slows to a crawl....... It seems that people get dumber by the day......... Just read the recent articles all over the internet and you'll find a lot of interesting cues to what should happen in the future........ 1- Samsung is going the Tinzen road 2- Samsung is making 95% of the profits in android headsets 3- Google wants stock android phones, less customization to try to avoid the horrific fragmentation 4- HTC is crumbling down, despite having very good handsets 5- Motorola is alive because Google pours in money in them (wait, isn't Motorola a Google company??? The hell, they should be the #1 android maker out there......) To be very honest, the ONLY thing android has today is apps, if it weren't for that..........
posted on Jun 15, 2013, 8:33 PM 1
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Nokia running Android will never happen.
posted on Jun 14, 2013, 2:37 PM 15
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Nokia was also in badwagon along with othr oem,s . But there were some issues with google which led it to drop the idea of android( as there wer certain cnditions that google put). Nokia already had maemo in the pipeline. But the only issue it faced was lack of money and non supporting android apps and games.. When symbian was dying there was no running cash for nokia, so msft ( elope obviously) made a deal where windows became the primary focus of nokia as an o.s and meego was abondoned. although there is very low possibility of nokia running into android as now windows has already gained fame ( through nokia obviuosly, they couldnot make it through htc, palm and dell).....but i agree with acer and the writer of the article that if nokia decides to jump then it will definatly dethrone anybdy and will create its own identity(. Even though there are now thousands of companies worldwide with android as a base) but personally i feel sony and htc are doing good as well with their own skins and custom u.i. .
posted on Jun 15, 2013, 4:11 AM 1
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It's so stupid. Nokia basically already has the hardware, they just need to put android into their devices. Then there you have it, your nokia android phone. They'd probably be able to double their smartphone share overnight. stupid.
posted on Jun 14, 2013, 7:40 PM 4
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I wouldn't say "never", bit after a huge foundation-up revamp of android and not being within the confines of a contract with Microsoft, I could see them maybe toeing the waters. Nokia expects a lot out of its handsets, as do its customers, and right now (and previously) android doesn't deliver, and Windows Phone is as close as they can get for now. I would guess they'd probably go with Sailfish before Android though.
posted on Jun 14, 2013, 8:28 PM 0
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Everybody is wating for Android powered Nokia device. I hope they will consider it!
posted on Jun 14, 2013, 3:49 PM 3
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That will not for two reason-- 1st, Elop & Nokian is in denial about the power of Android. 2nd, WPFan will not stand for this (even at the cost of bring Nokia down to last place)...oops they are in last place....smh
posted on Jun 14, 2013, 4:45 PM 2
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nokia would consider android if lumia series wont pay off but as you all know lumia sales are in agreement with nokias expectations.so.....no nokiadroid.
posted on Jun 14, 2013, 1:56 PM 3
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I would gladly buy a Nokia running on android, but its bulkyness and thick bezels kinda turns me off.
posted on Jun 14, 2013, 2:01 PM 11
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bezels are important to prevent accidental presses
posted on Jun 14, 2013, 3:19 PM 5
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Everyone realizes the truth except NOKIA
posted on Jun 14, 2013, 2:07 PM 11
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