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Nokia chief executive says Google is making Android more closed

0. phoneArena posted on 24 Jan 2013, 10:04

Nokia’s chief executive Stephen Elop, an ex Microsoft employee, tied Nokia exclusively with Windows Phone and while the Finns have finally gotten out of the red for the first time this Holiday quarter…

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posted on 24 Jan 2013, 10:08 33

1. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)

He should probably be more concerned with the poor sales of windows phones devices for the last year or two! Nokia has been crippled by the workings of this man for example

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 11:45 8

27. hung2900 (Posts: 965; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)

Stephen "F"lop is a M$'s "pet" (former M$ employee), and everybody knows how M$ hates Google, so no way we can see an official Android Nokia under Flop's management.

Luckily the figures of Lumia in the last quarter is not so bad, coz if Nokia continued to lose, there would be no second chance for them.

But so bad Nokia Maps and Nokia Drive which are the company's competitive advantages over WP rivals (and iOS also lol) become a part of WP (of Microsoft). So bad, Flop

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 15:28 8

49. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)

Only Samsung makes a profit with Android: the rest of the OEM's lose money on their products. Look at HTC for example: what has Android done for them lately?

The reality is that WP8 is gaining traction, and so is Nokia, and I fully expect other OEMs will jump ship to Microsoft in the near future. LG and ASUS are talking about producing WP8 devices, and they would not be wasting time trying to do this is they felt the OS was not going to do well.

The writing is on the wall, but most of you are too busy posting stupid emotional comments to see what's coming down the line. ;o)

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 15:58 7

53. 14545 (Posts: 1676; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

Are you ignorant? Sony, HTC and other DO TURN A PROFIT with android, if they didn't they would have cut ties already. It's funny that you bring up HTC, as they have made money the whole time, just not as much as they used to make. That's because of business decisions they have made, not because they use android. You sound like a fanboy with this kind of logic. Please read my comment to you below. HARDWARE MAKERS WANT TO SELL HARDWARE. THEREFORE THEY WILL/SHOULD SELL IT WITH WHAT EVER OS SELLS. That is an Unemotional statement. That is what business is about, making the most money with the least effort and time possible.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 20:00 1

73. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)

NOW I know what's wrong with that cheap executive, he doesn't like Android

Also, his dislike of Android kinda describes why he looks so hateful (at least in my opinion)

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 16:26 4

56. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)

HTC would be still making profit if they didn't f**k up their android reputation with the Thunderbolt and EVO.

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 20:13

93. metalpoet (unregistered)

Yeah and it they would just make a cellphone that has the same title, design, and specs on all carrier then Moto, HTC, and LG would be as profitable as samsung. If Apple ever did ONE thing right, it was keep their products looking the same on at least 3 of the big four carriers in the U.S.

Also Maybe all manufacturers should have an open mind in making WP and Android phones. This whole locking yourself up to only one type of OS is retarded! If Nokia would make that same great design that they have for these failing windows phones and slap android in it. id buy it in a second!

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 11:56 7

29. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)

Yes, Microsoft (Elop) is always full of lies.....just foolish FUD
Its of course nonsense......open Android is a waylife for Google=easy to grab money from ads

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 12:41 8

32. GENERAL-BAKSHE (Posts: 28; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)

Microsoft hates, and wants Linux dead, no wonder he's jealous!

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 15:23 6

47. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)

Linux is dead. It accounts for just 1 percent of PC users. lol

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 19:01 3

70. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)

Omg, 7 thumbs down! That's like 90 percent of the total global Linux users ;o)

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 09:02 1

91. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)

Do you know that android is linux...and it is going to be the dominant OS after 2016...
And there is whole lot of things where linux is king such as work stations, super computers, servers, satellites so and so...windows doesn't even have 1% in those things...

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 15:17

44. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

Well, it's hard to think clearly while Microsoft is throwing money at you just to use their OS.
This past quarter the check was $ 250 million

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 15:27 2

48. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)

he has no idea what is goin on ...

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 17:09 4

58. papss (unregistered)

Right because there aren't stages of people including a board that make decisions.. Some of you fandroids are idiots

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 18:38 1

68. GENERAL-BAKSHE (Posts: 28; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)

Says the prison F@g

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 10:10 22

2. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

Nokia please wise up and come to android ............SOON!

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 10:14 18

5. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

Nokia, please wise up and send Elop back to MS. Where he belongs.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 10:38 11

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

alas you androids not getting the best camera untill others start researching in it :P

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 11:54 6

28. ghostnexus (Posts: 96; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


posted on 25 Jan 2013, 02:54

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

maybe the time is right for them to comeup in camera phone to compete SS and Nokia and Android dont have any cemera phone king at the moment SONY can be the first they have good history in photography

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 19:43

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

Yea.....because the camera is the only thing I use my phone for... :/

Anyway...Nokia dont have the camera market locked down. Sony, Samsung and HTC have decent cameras....

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 02:56

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

decent but not the best :P not nearly good enough, every camera starts to show its real face in low light. in daylight all are reletivly at same postion except PV-808

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 10:13 9

3. ckoch125 (Posts: 192; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)

Of course he is saying this, he's just upset his company didn't get on board with android from the start.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 17:12

59. papss (unregistered)

Right.. That must be it..

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 10:14 12

4. Ahsan (Posts: 37; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)

His mission destroy Nokia is on the wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 10:16 10

6. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)

How great would it be if people would use only statements they actually can confirm with statistics, demonstrations, polls or other kinds of more or less objective facts.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 10:19 4

7. wendygarett (unregistered)

When someone finally make a good results, they will say anything just to make themselves better, just like Tim Cook says about cannibalization issue on iDevice :)

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 10:21 6

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

Okay, you guys seem pretty confident...
You guys try stepping up to his shoes for a week...you'll know what to do since you know everything.
Agreed that he might a bit boiled up, but no one would like to see a company drop out of everything. Even if he did, there are other people that can vote him out. So, unless you know for sure...shut it.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 10:31 4

10. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

i definitely agree that being in his shoes would make our views probably just as skewed as his is right now.........but, since we are NOT in his shoes but rather looking at whats going on from a pretty good perspective, we can most definitely give some suggestions as to what may be a better route......and if a big portion of people are yelling at him about what may turn around his company for good.........then maybe he ought to ..........take it in consideration? not saying he should agree with us, but definitely consider some things....

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