Nokia Collection gets new name for post-Nokia era

Last week, we pointed out how Microsoft was replacing Nokia branding on everything Lumia, including the branding on Lumia phones. Nokia Conversations became Lumia Conversations. Just about everything Lumia that featured the name of the Finnish manufacturer, was painted over with the Microsoft moniker. With Friday's change of the Nokia Collection to Lumia Collection, the Lumia boot screen is practically the last remnant of the once proud Nokia name in the Lumia eco-system.

The Lumia Collection is now the title for a list of Windows Phone apps that are exclusive to Lumia handsets for the most part. In other words, HTC and Samsung Windows Phone models will not be able to load most of the apps in the collection. A small number of titles will work on non-Lumia Windows Phone handsets.

Those who were using the Lumia exclusive app store to find apps related to the weather, the camera on their handset, mapping, and other topics, will still find the same popular titles listed under the new Lumia Collection name.

source: WindowsCentral



1. Zylam

Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Why would anyone buy a non Lumia WinPo.

2. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

Exactly. They want to make a software monopoly. They might some day in Phones as well but Win 10 wont be...

4. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Sure, thats why the started giving WP licence for free and incentiving other manufacturers...

3. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

The same reason they always were , price...

5. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

But the fact is that one of the main reasons why WP sold was Nokia brand. If Lumia 520 was exactly like it is (same hardware, software, price etc.) but with different brand, like HTC or LG or Microsoft, it wouldn't have sold nearly as much as it did as Nokia Lumia 520. Neither would have HTC Lumia 920. Or even LG Lumia 1020 or Sony Lumia 1520.

6. hemedans

Posts: 757; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

but no one has ever made krait 300 smartphone for under 100usd so your argument is invalid

7. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Some consumers want a non Lumia Win Phone. Last quarter 10.5 Million WP were sold of that 9.3 were Lumias, the other 1.2 million were non Lumias so there is a market there for non Lumias.

10. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Now divide that 1.2 million by the other WP OEMs.... When the install base is small, these numbers are magnified. Some may do want a non Lumia WP.... but looking at the overall picture... post #1 point still stands.

9. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Why would anyone buy any windows phone?

11. ZeroCide

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

Ok I'll take the troll bait and up your troll bait.... Because its far superior to iOS and Android.

8. na7noo7

Posts: 278; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

Samsung Omnia? Microsoft Lumia? Sony Xperia?

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