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For those who think BlackBerry or Nokia should switch to Android, here's why it is a bad idea

0. phoneArena posted on 16 Aug 2013, 14:18

Every once in a while, we hear from those who think that Nokia or BlackBerry should drop their current operating systems and use Android as a replacement; on the surface, it would seem to make sense. Android, after all, is the top smartphone OS globally. With Windows Phone 8 and the new BlackBerry 10 platforms struggling, why not go with the leader...

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posted on 16 Aug 2013, 14:25 51

1. kozza3 (Posts: 715; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)

so basically your saying because Samsung sells the crap out of Android, no-one else should try and sell an Android device? there is a flaw here...

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 14:30 14

3. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)

If Google wanted they could deny Samsung all of their android licenses. Samsung does not own android they just develop bloatware and do good advertising.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 14:40 8

12. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4786; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)

Legally how could they? It's open source, as long as they adhere to Google's TOS, there is no legal reason that would allow them to that. If they wanted Samsung could take android and fork it similar to how Amazon did with the Kindle, but in doing so they'd lose access to Google's services and the Playstore, which is what happened with Acer earlier this year.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 14:46 4

15. LordDavon (Posts: 139; Member since: 19 Sep 2011)

I was just going to tell them that there isn't an Android License. The Google Services license can be pulled, which would mean that Samsung would have to host its own store, maps, etc. Not really sure that it would be that damaging, as Samsung already has many services of their own, which could be used in their place. Besides, Amazon seems to be doing well without Google Services, and is rumored to be releasing a phone soon.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 14:55

19. ZeroCide (Posts: 785; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)

The same way they did to MS with the youtube app... Make something up, put it in the TOS. Then Ding samsung for it.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 19:26 4

65. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4786; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)

Nice try, the TOS you are referring to was in place long before WP, during the WinMo6.5 days. What I said was based on facts, try and see if you can do the same.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 21:10 1

76. tedkord (Posts: 14200; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

Not with open source software like Android. Anyone, and I mean anyone, can modify, fork, distribute Android or use it stock.

posted on 17 Aug 2013, 02:40

91. Topcat488 (Posts: 1396; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)

What is Nokia gonna say when Samsung become the best seller for M$... I mean even as of today, Sammy make more tablets for WP. Sammy is king of all the OS's except ios.

posted on 17 Aug 2013, 19:53

104. Glim12808 (Posts: 394; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

What you're saying is just conjecture at this point - Lenovo is best seller for W8/W7 and Nokia for WP8. It'll probably remain that way for some time.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 15:51 2

42. 007james (Posts: 15; Member since: 03 Aug 2013)

Don't ever go full...

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 16:34 7

52. rd_nest (Posts: 1656; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)

"If Google wanted..."

Exactly the reason why you have reasonable guys running large corporates. People like Page, Brin, and other leaders don't make decisions just based on emotions and whims. The moment someone takes decision based on emotion and undermine business sense will end up nowhere.

No, the thought itself is irrational. It's a mere fanboy fantasy. Just try discussing this topic with google shareholders. Check their reactions.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 18:57 1

63. jromy (Posts: 114; Member since: 26 Feb 2013)

Awww dude...you're killing me! The "what if's" are what make reading the comments so good!

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 15:49

38. qeru8676 (Posts: 5; Member since: 16 Aug 2013)

check comment no 26 for true facts and summary

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 19:41 12

66. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

Gotta agree with ya. If Nokia went Android, they would still have the photography niche....with a wildly popular mobile OS.

How is that a bad thing?

Same thing for ppl that like BB hardware, QWERTY phones. Both Nokia and BB would get alot more exposure by going Android.

posted on 17 Aug 2013, 15:39 1

99. juandante (banned) (Posts: 679; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)

Exaxctly man !!!!! What is this joke Phonearena news ?

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 11:22

106. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 904; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

Agreed jroc74. As far as Nokia is concerned it's only a matter of time of before the other manufacturers catch up to their camera technology and by then it'll be too little too late. It's getting near that now or never time so let's what they decide and how they do it.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 19:48 15

68. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

Another thing that a see ppl do is forget that the Motorola Droid line was once wildly popular, waaay more popular than Samsung. If Samsung had been afraid to compete with Motorola in Android land we wouldnt be having this discussion right now.

Seems some ppl forget when and where Android came from, who started it all: HTC and Motorola.....both OEMs were way more popular than anything Samsung had out before the Galaxy line. Samsung just outdid HTC and Motorola, thats all. Now its time for HTC, Motorola, LG, etc to step their game up. Thats all.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 22:03

83. MartyK (Posts: 949; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)


posted on 16 Aug 2013, 20:53 4

73. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

another biased author strikes again.

posted on 17 Aug 2013, 15:41

100. juandante (banned) (Posts: 679; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)

Extremely biased. I think Phonearena is paid by micro$oft (witch doesn't surprise me when you know micro$oft's history.)

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 21:48 1

80. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)

No, he's implying that samsung manufactures most of its components and is therefore more profitable than other android OEM's.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 21:50

81. GTR722 (Posts: 270; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)

It is SamsungArena after all.

posted on 17 Aug 2013, 01:14 2

88. zoom007 (unregistered)

Exacty! I dont think Sammy s gonna survive with that 95% share once nokia enters the market with android...Design, camera, build quality...hell lot of things matter...Lumia 520 offers the best hardware possible for such a low price...even better if it was flavoured with android. You think stupid phones like galaxy fame could compete with it?
After all, we all originally loved nokia more than sammy!

posted on 17 Aug 2013, 01:37

89. ShenAlJoker (Posts: 113; Member since: 19 Jul 2013)

samsung is ruining the android QUALITY!!!!!!!

posted on 17 Aug 2013, 14:36

98. Jaeel (Posts: 27; Member since: 18 Apr 2013)

No. He's saying: Samsung is selling the crap out of Android, and everyone else is also trying to sell Android devices, but we all can see it doesn't work.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 14:30 23

2. CELLKONTECH (Posts: 11; Member since: 23 Feb 2013)

I tell u guys...y phonearena thinks that Nokia and Blackberry shouldn't move to android.its because PHONEARENA is a big fan of APPLE and the ios and iphones..because of being frm the same country USA..if nokia and blackberry moves for android..then all the smartphone's in this world will be running android os which means apple will be in loss.USA will be in loss to as it is big company.so in a way Phonearena will be in loss

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 15:02 24

21. Commentator (Posts: 3722; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)

Those are some nice, racist, uneducated remarks there buddy.

Question: what country do you think Android is from? Take your time.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 15:04 14

22. Dastrix (unregistered)

Ahem.. How's that racist? o.o

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 15:14 6

24. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)

+1 for you.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 15:20 4

27. Commentator (Posts: 3722; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)

Citing no evidence at all he claims that PA supports Apple based solely on the fact that they're a US company, and they don't want to see a US company do poorly.

Sorry, maybe "nationalist" would've worked better than "racist," but his claims remain remarkably ignorant because he thinks that the US will be at a loss if BlackBerry and Nokia switch to Google, a US company.

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