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

0. phoneArena posted on 14 Jun 2013, 13:50

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...

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posted on 14 Jun 2013, 13:52 45

1. maxican16 (Posts: 364; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)

I'd love to buy a Nokia handset running the latest Android.

Ooh, dat camera!

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 14:30 3

7. vandroid (Posts: 348; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)

I couldnt imagine what their skin would look like

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 18:02 2

52. Deaconclgi (Posts: 405; Member since: 03 Nov 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.

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 18:04

53. Deaconclgi (Posts: 405; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

See, like this:


posted on 15 Jun 2013, 17:24 1

94. Whodaboss (Posts: 176; Member since: 18 Nov 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.

posted on 15 Jun 2013, 20:33 1

95. FirstoneVorlon (Posts: 14; Member since: 27 Mar 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..........

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 14:37 15

10. pokharkarsaga (Posts: 418; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)

Nokia running Android will never happen.

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 15:10 16

17. Federated (Posts: 263; Member since: 06 Mar 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.

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 15:33

24. maxican16 (Posts: 364; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)

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

posted on 15 Jun 2013, 04:11 1

87. deburocks (Posts: 126; Member since: 20 Apr 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. .

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 19:24 2

62. hung2900 (Posts: 965; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)

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

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 19:40 4

64. jdoee100 (Posts: 334; Member since: 04 Jun 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.

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 20:30

69. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

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

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 20:28

68. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 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.

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 15:49 3

33. Potato. (banned) (Posts: 607; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)

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

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 16:33

42. Federated (Posts: 263; Member since: 06 Mar 2010)

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

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 16:45 2

45. MartyK (Posts: 947; Member since: 11 Apr 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

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 19:40

63. lyndon420 (Posts: 5002; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)

Same here. I'd be more than willing to give that a go if it were to happen before microsoft buys them up.

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 22:24

78. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)

If only Stephen Elop agree with you..

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 13:56 3

2. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)

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 14 Jun 2013, 18:24

57. ncarlosmiguel (Posts: 206; Member since: 14 May 2013)

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

posted on 15 Jun 2013, 10:14

91. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)

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

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 14:01 11

3. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1310; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)

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

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 15:19 5

19. Diazene (Posts: 129; Member since: 01 May 2013)

bezels are important to prevent accidental presses

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 16:17 2

38. Yeahman (Posts: 34; Member since: 13 Mar 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.

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 23:40 1

80. tashreef (Posts: 476; Member since: 24 Nov 2012)

and what about accidental drops?

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 16:02 6

35. skinny95black (Posts: 113; Member since: 06 Jan 2013)

well you can't say bulkiness after the 925

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 14:07 11

4. sonofzeus (Posts: 95; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)

Everyone realizes the truth except NOKIA

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 14:16 13

5. lelouchltm (Posts: 8; Member since: 03 May 2012)

Except Elop

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 17:00

47. MartyK (Posts: 947; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)

and the Nokians..hahahah

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