Acer executive: If Nokia goes with Android, they'd be a force to be reckoned with

Acer executive: If Nokia goes with Android, they'd be a force to be reckoned with
At Computex, Acer hinted that they might be releasing a Windows Phone 8 model in the first half of next year. Acer's vice president for the EMEA region, Allen Burnes, subsequently said that building an Acer branded Windows Phone 8 model is not in the cards right now. The executive said that sales and volume are important to Acer, and Android provides the results that the company wants. Burnes basically said that Windows Phone needs to grow and that it is up to Microsoft, not Acer, to get the platform through the growing pains it is bound to experience.

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.

source: Pocketlint



1. maxican16

Posts: 364; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

I'd love to buy a Nokia handset running the latest Android. Ooh, dat camera!

7. vandroid

Posts: 405; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

I couldnt imagine what their skin would look like

52. Deaconclgi

Posts: 405; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Their skin would look like Nokia Belle FP2 that is on the 808, just in a higher resolution and that would make all the difference. Belle FP2 already shares similarities and behavior with Android.

53. Deaconclgi

Posts: 405; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

94. Whodaboss

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 18, 2011

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.

95. FirstoneVorlon

Posts: 14; Member since: Mar 27, 2013

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..........

10. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 547; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Nokia running Android will never happen.

17. Federated

Posts: 263; Member since: Mar 06, 2010

Never say never. Nokia is probably feeling the pressure from its shareholders and fans every single second of the day. In business you have to satisfy the customers period.

24. maxican16

Posts: 364; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

Exactly. And besides, I was just stating how much I'd love that. Nokia would hopefully leave it untouched, just like Windows 8.

87. deburocks

Posts: 126; Member since: Apr 20, 2013

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. .

62. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Only when they sack Flop out of the company. We all know Flop is Microsoft's puppet.

64. jdoee100

Posts: 334; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

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.

69. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

You need the production capacity for that, and after Nokia's restructuring I don't think they're there yet.

68. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

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.

33. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Everybody is wating for Android powered Nokia device. I hope they will consider it!

42. Federated

Posts: 263; Member since: Mar 06, 2010

They should. The world is waiting and on their knees begging and pleading.

45. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

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

78. ihatesmartphone unregistered

But..... If only Stephen Elop agree with you.. hmm.....:(

2. abcdefgh

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

nokia would consider android if lumia series wont pay off but as you all know lumia sales are in agreement with nokias nokiadroid.

57. ncarlosmiguel

Posts: 206; Member since: May 14, 2013

Nokia should really go android but they shouldn't drop WP8, they're doing a good job with it.

91. ihatesmartphone unregistered

They should be open about this... But its kinda weird to just depend on one platform.. Hmm....

3. Jason2k13

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

I would gladly buy a Nokia running on android, but its bulkyness and thick bezels kinda turns me off.

19. Diazene

Posts: 129; Member since: May 01, 2013

bezels are important to prevent accidental presses

38. Yeahman

Posts: 34; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

That's mostly true for tablets, but phones such as the Xperia ZL or Galaxy S4 don't have that problem despite their thin bezels.

80. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

and what about accidental drops?

35. skinny95black

Posts: 113; Member since: Jan 06, 2013

well you can't say bulkiness after the 925

4. sonofzeus

Posts: 95; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Everyone realizes the truth except NOKIA

5. lelouchltm

Posts: 8; Member since: May 03, 2012

Except Elop

47. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

and the Nokians..hahahah

85. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

No not the Nokians.

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