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Nokia CEO sets priorities straight: differentiate, differentiate, differentiate

0. phoneArena posted on 19 Jan 2012, 04:25

Android is too fragmented - this opinion is no news in the mobile industry, but when it becomes officially acknowledged by Nokia CEO Stephen Elop, it becomes news…

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posted on 19 Jan 2012, 05:55 3

1. Leo_MC (Posts: 2689; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)

How about widgets, when it comes to live presented info?!

posted on 19 Jan 2012, 06:41 12

4. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

live tiles are widgets that give you live info :)

posted on 19 Jan 2012, 06:05 8

2. redmd (Posts: 1368; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

" Android is too fragmented" so why is it so successful?

posted on 19 Jan 2012, 09:24 8

8. shafboy (Posts: 179; Member since: 26 Sep 2010)

Because Android has so many different types of phones, and the biggest market out there is for people finding the phone they like (Regardless of software).

posted on 19 Jan 2012, 10:23 3

9. jamrockjones (Posts: 345; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

This guy's a turd. He hates Android for some reason. If he jumped boat like everyone else they'd make a lot more money. But they can be stubborn and Sammy will pass them up as the largest cell phone manufacturer in the world!

posted on 19 Jan 2012, 11:54 4

12. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

Android was the perfect storm of great timing, unique idea, and open source when it was introduced. Manufacturers needed a real, quality OS to offset the iPhone and Blackberry, and Windows Mobile wasn't the answer. Android was. Customizable, free, and fun. There is no way any other OS could imitate their success. But, no one should lie to themselves about "successful" means perfect. So many devices sold by Android developers have been left without updates or updates have failed when given. Low end Android phones have been some truly unpleasant experiences. Microsoft is trying to not allow those experiences. In short, they are trying to be their own OS, and not build off of Androids victories. I see no problem in that.

PLEASE NOTE: I love Android, and am not trying to start flame war. Just defending the idea that WP offers a good option to those who are not in love with Android or iOS.

posted on 19 Jan 2012, 06:26 4

3. eiyoy009 (Posts: 57; Member since: 01 Jun 2011)

succsessful because its too fragmented...they steal other ideas without permission that's why they gain that popularity..

posted on 19 Jan 2012, 06:42 6

5. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

another person jumping on the frag wagon for android when iOS is really the more fragmented system.

WHEN oh WHEN will one of our beloved writers take up the helm and write that article, so we can settle this BS?

posted on 19 Jan 2012, 10:42 4

10. ilia1986 (unregistered)

I completely agree. Android isn't fragmented because Android isn't limited like iOS is. That's the beauty in it.

Let's look at the chocolate industry. There are at least 1,000 different types of chocolate products available today. Can anyone claim that the chocolate industry is fragmented? No? Exactly.

Same for food in general. Same for clothes. Same for a lot of things.

Heck - Harry Potter books are fragmented! each book has a completely different number of pages, and has different content each time. this is so bs lol.

posted on 19 Jan 2012, 11:24 3

11. jamrockjones (Posts: 345; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

Agreed. The beauty of Android is that it is so differentiated. Not everyone wants a 4.5 inch screen, or a needs a dual core processor, or wants to pay $200 or even $300 dollars for a phone (even though I would). There is a phone for everyone! They come in different colors, specs, and UI's. It's awesome. But if you want an iPhone you have 2 choices, white or black! I would never get an iPhone for a few reasons: 1) Not a fan of Apple, too controlling! 2) Only customization on the phone is the wallpaper and 3) the screen is way too small for my preference.

posted on 19 Jan 2012, 12:54 1

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

I agree with all that, except the color thing... the only colors I've seen on Androids are dark (black, gray, brown), and white. I can't recall the last Android phone I've encountered with actual colors (DROID R2-D2 doesn't count), like how Nokia has the Lumia series in cyan, magenta, yellow, etc

posted on 19 Jan 2012, 07:05 7

6. the_s2 (Posts: 239; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

But then symbian is a unified platform! Thats where nokia need focussing!

posted on 19 Jan 2012, 07:24 4

7. MickDM (Posts: 63; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)

and on the positive side, victor... nokia's hardware design is just as significant as the "little of its own unique flavor" that has been added to the WP ecosystem... ijs ;)

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