After Microsoft, it's Nokia's turn to scare the Android masses over the Google-Motorola deal34
Nokia's CEO Stephen Elop, speaking at a seminar in Helsinki, tried to make the other Android manufacturers worried in his turn. "If I happened to be someone who was an Android manufacturer or an operator, or anyone with a stake in that environment, I would be picking up my phone and calling certain executives at Google and say 'I see signs of danger ahead'", said Mr Elop.
The only thing left to add was that Windows Phone can welcome them all in its warm hugging embrace, wipe their tears, and feed them some Mango. Nokia's CEO avoided that temptation, but didn't miss the opportunity to pat himself on the back:
"The very first reaction I had was very clearly the importance of the third ecosystem and the importance of the partnership that we announced on February 11, it is more clear than ever before", he said, referring to the premature Nokia Windows Phone announcement, which made the company report a loss last quarter from its handset division.
It is still too early to tell how Google will treat Motorola, but the scouts are already circling the rest of the Android makers to try and lure them more into the Windows Phone realm. If some of it happens, we might really have three smartphone platforms in a viable competition, despite that Android seems poised to remain the leader by a large margin, unless Google decides to do something silly, which is highly doubtful.