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Analyst says Nokia should adopt Android before it's too late

0. phoneArena posted on 02 Jul 2013, 10:18

In a note to clients, Bernstein Research's Pierre Ferragu warns that Nokia may have “to take the pill before one cannot afford to do so anymore” eying Android as a possible fit for Nokia's low-end devices and indicating that the symbiosis with Redmond may run the Finnish company into the ground...

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posted on 02 Jul 2013, 13:50

65. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

ROFL where is the proof samsung is ahead of nokia in Windows Phone market dont talk about tablet nokia have no tablet yet its merly 5% of wp market of samsung or around that

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 16:21 1

77. akki20892 (Posts: 3902; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)

Nokia with Android is great, but we don't think nokia will go to android. nokia making wp phone and 100% involve in wp so can't hope that nokia with android, but that for sure Nokia With Android is Superb nobody gonna beat them ever in life and that's my word.

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 07:47

105. dre786 (Posts: 46; Member since: 10 Nov 2012)

have you idea on Nokia and MS relationship, with out that partnership both of them would have gone already esp Nokia

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 10:20 5

3. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

Yes Nokia. if you guys don't at least try too make a handset I'm telling you that you're device will SELL LIKE HOT CAKES. and LISTEN TOO THE CONSUMER.

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 13:01 2

54. Stoli89 (Posts: 333; Member since: 28 Jun 2010)

Especially the consumers that cannot spell!

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 10:21 8

4. papss (unregistered)

here we go again for our once a week discussion on this matter.

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 10:22 4

5. whoyton2 (banned) (Posts: 142; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)

And maybe Nokia will listen one week....

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 12:46

49. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

I still think it could mean lots of money for Nokia while keeping MS for the long run

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 21:22

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

Exclusive. Contract.

not gonna happen.

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 10:24 2

6. sats.mine2k4 (banned) (Posts: 208; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)

They should check elop's bank account to find how much MS is paying him to keep Nokia away from Android... ANY sane CEO would have picked up Android over WP with their eyes closed...

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 10:29 3

8. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

Every business has plan b on the other side. But Stephen elop killed everything and is relying on MS Wp8. Which business man or CEO would ever do that. No one how pathetic. Even I would not let others fund me to keep business floating relying on ms.

In business options are the utmost.
Samsung have wp
HTC have wp
Sony is planning
But look at Nokia...

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 17:33

80. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)

There's no plan B when it's a VIRUS and only plan is DESTRUCTION. Elop is a a M$ Virus

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 07:52

106. dre786 (Posts: 46; Member since: 10 Nov 2012)

Htc relied on android and have some of the best hardware out there look where it got them. they have both and still in trouble its not the os is the Marketing of your product that's where the $$$$ is Apple have neither they rely on one IOS is that a problem. actually it resulted in the most stable os in the mobile market today

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 10:31 1

10. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4321; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

Read this article in GSMarena few days back...

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 11:46

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

....and it has made a record for most number of comments.
725.still counting

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 12:12 1

44. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4321; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

Yeah, saw it last hitting 700 mark...

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 10:33 1

11. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)

Some might say that its already too late.

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 10:37

12. Loubielou (Posts: 556; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)

Loads of people had the Nokia N8,an then the Destroyer stepped in at Nokia,Mr Elop,an then the day that will always be remembered by a lot of Loyal Nokia People,Mr Elop announced on Febuary 11th "Symbian Is Dead",an then the deal with Microsoft was announced an Nokia made the Switch to Windows,but Windows is miles different from Symbian an as to many Restrictions on it,but Android is more related to Symbian,an so Glad I made the switch to Android,even though I miss using Nokia phones,Mr Elop is not a Chairman but just a Salesman for Microsoft an does know nothing about what consumers want to be able to do on Smartphones,he even stopped the Meego N9 being sold Globally,"We Want Elop Out"

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 10:49

19. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

The N9 was very limited. And wasn't available in every country.
Well said +1

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 13:00

53. user996 (Posts: 221; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)

and again N9 is one of the best even with today's design standards may be specs are low but MeeGo doesn't need more

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 13:35 2

64. Veigald (Posts: 290; Member since: 13 Jan 2012)

Bull. I had (still have it) the N8 myself, and it was in many ways the epitome of Symbian problems. Underpowered and with Symbian being messier than iOS or even Android, it pretty much only had a great camera and good audio as selling points. And people understood this, that's why Symbian was going down the drain way before Elop stepped in.

And that impression will stay in people's minds even if Symbian was miraculously updated for 2013, it would have to be that much better than Android to have any chance of succeeding. Same with MeeGo, the native app volume would simply take too long for Nokia, they would run out of cash.

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 10:39 2

14. sergiobr (Posts: 713; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)

I´d love a Nokia "Elvis" or other name ... 41MPx and .. Android. Definetly I´d leave Samsung. But with WP ... NO !!! I ´refer Samsung Galaxy Camera Zoom or Sony Honami.

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 10:42 1

16. jaredhamline (Posts: 4; Member since: 26 Jan 2012)

Hold on... Their high-end models aren't selling well, so they should make "Low End Android Products"? How does that make sense? I wouldn't mind having an Adroid device similar to the 928 or 922. Why is it too much to make a high end Windows phone AND an Android version for everyone else?

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 21:25

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

Exclusive contract with Microsoft, for one, and the resulting billion dollars in income per year.

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 10:44 2

17. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)

If Nokia adopts Android, I hope they won't abandon Windows Phone. Because Windows Phone is growing so why give up? Even if Nokia adopts Android, I will still buy their Windows Phones.

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 10:53 5

22. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

Even spending billions on Wp8 it's still not growing.
Android didn't spend nothing and it progressed.
So Windows mobile Wp8 are the same. MS give up no one wants your Xbox wp8. The only great product from ms is w8 w7 w97 the rest is not selling well
The RTS pro are also a fail.
Quit and concentrate on just w8

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 10:51

20. profperez1 (Posts: 71; Member since: 08 May 2012)

I'm sure it's to late. LG came on the scene at the last minute and haven't been moving units. Pissing off MS isn't going to help them. Recently I bought Apple TV and if things don't change I will drink the kool-aid and get an iPhone. I have the latest iTouch and it's a nice device. I won't go back to Android. I like the overall design---but the customization benefits slow you down in the long run. I have been told it's a degenerating OS-----in that it slows down as time goes on----like a Windows PC.

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 10:52 1

21. eman99 (Posts: 393; Member since: 03 Aug 2010)

Android on Nokia would be swell

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 11:05

25. shreehari (Posts: 45; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)

please analysts r right its for ur own good

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 11:05 2

26. Alex123 (Posts: 241; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)

Nokia. Can you listen to your customer? I am a royal Nokia customer and I am currently using Lumia 720. I will go with you forever but what I (and a lot of your customers) want is to see some Nokia android phone. Why do you need to spend much time and all your effort only on WP? I can use both OS so that non of your customer upset with you.
I hope Elop can take it into consideration and make a right decision for the company.

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