Nokia debunks the Android rumor, sends over a different translation of CEO Elop's quote

Nokia debunks the Android rumor, sends over a different translation of CEO Elop's quote
Nokia's PR department was quick to react yesterday to what it deemed a bad translation of the CEO Stephen Elop interview with the Spanish El Pais, where his words "anything is possible" on the topic of Nokia going Android made a couple of tours around the globe, or at least the tech blogosphere part of it.

We already thought yesterday that given the context of Mr Elop's answer, he likely meant that with the advent of technologies like HTML5, proprietary platforms, and even Android, might become less and less relevant, and Nokia sent over the correct translation to patch things up and confirm that is indeed the case. It is also not the first time a Nokia-Android relationship rumor surfaces, and is consequently shot down with grace by the press reps.

Not that we expected anything else, given the network of contracts with Microsoft over WP for the foreseeable future, but here's the full redacted quote translation by the Finns' PR spin team:



source: ElPais via Neowin

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142 Comments

152. visualvidya

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

U can easily get Lime Pie just root ur android device download the custom unofficial rom (in future when released) and install in ur device ... Simple...cool... But we can't get any WP version by this method...

147. steelicon

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 02, 2011

For the first time, Elop flinched from "Plan B is for Plan A to succeed, there is no Plan B, etc.,"

145. visualvidya

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

Yeah... Guys now we want open source... we want freedom from closed source... with android we feel free independent... the great thing is customization we can customize every thing ...we can also develop our own customized rom... But all these things can't be possible without open source... Nokia is good but now they need to change their concept...

115. gazmatic

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

All the android fans crying for an android powered Nokia don't even know how they sound if listened to objectively. You're basically saying that if Nokia were to adopt Android then everybody would flock to them because of their great hardware and innovation so that would equal a better experience. It means that they would abandon their current devices for a better experience. That means that the experience they're getting right now is mediocre and are begging Nokia desperately to rescue them. Which proves the point that Android is crap. Seriously. That is how you sound everytime you suggest that Nokia adopt android. Stop begging. Just get the Lumia 920 already. You so want to be recognized and accepted that you sshhiitt on others. Bb, Jolla, tizen, etc. For people who claim to be for openness you sure don't like more options. You don't even acknowledge other capable android vendors. It is either Sammy, Sony, nexus, Motorola or crap. Half of you don't even have jelly bean.... Many of you won't get key lime pie.... Tsk tsk tsk.... Feel free to attack those who exercise their right to choose.... Android isn't perfect which is why choice is essential

150. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Choice.....Nokia would be ....one....more choice. Choice is a good thing, right?

151. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Nobody said they wanted WP, they said they wanted a Nokia phone running Android. How in the world does that even remotely say Android is crap? And if Android was crap....Android would be where Palm is right now. Wow... MS makes WP, not Nokia. WP is the OS, Nokia is the hardware. Fanboys......gotta love em...lol. Dont assume the fanboys speak for ALL the users. Thats what fanboys do.

91. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

"Elop: In the current ecosystem wars we are using Windows Phone as our weapon. But we are always thinking about what's coming next, what will be the role of HTML 5, Android... HTML5 could make the platform itself—being Android, Windows Phone or any other—irrelevant in the future, but it's still too soon [to tell]. Today we are committed and satisfied with Microsoft, .........but anything is possible." Seperated for emphasis. "So, the way I think about it is, in the current war on ecosystems, we are fighting with Windows Phone. That’s what we’re doing. Now, what we’re always doing is asking, how does that evolve? What’s next? What role does HTML5 play? What role does Android or other things play in the future? We’re looking further into the future, but in terms of what we’re bringing to market, and what we’re immediately focused on, we’re focused on Windows Phone." Seperated for emphasis. lol....All this update says is basically the exact same thing as the original article....LOL!! "today we are committed"; "what we’re immediately focused on" All that was left out was the anythings possible. Omg...I guess this was done to make WP and Nokia fans happy....lol.

89. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I hope for you Nokia fans they dont HAVE to go Android. Some of yall heads might explode...lol. Hey, let them be the first manufacture of the uBuntu phones. I would get that too.

86. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I think the bigger problem is WP vs Nokia fans. WP fanboys are scared of Nokia doing Android and succeeding. If that was to happen...isnt that a good thing for Nokia? Nokia fans....I dont even know what to say. Do yall exist? Why would Nokia succeeding with Android be such a bad thing? Has Samsung, HTC, LG stopped making WP phones? They make those phones...and MS STILL gets lisence fees from them, so it cant be that. Motorola basically told MS to F themselves, they wasnt doing a WP phone....they still havent gotten any lisence fees from Motorola. What are the WP and Nokia fans so afraid of?

90. papss unregistered

Um no the reason moto isn't doing WP is because Google owns them.. I swear do half of you Android fans have any idea what you are talking about or do you have blinders on in fear of seeing what else is out there.. Stop drinking the kool aid..please

92. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Uh...no. .Motorola told MS to F themselves looong before Google bought them, ty very much. You forgot there was a time Motorola wasnt bought by Google? Talking about blinders...and kool aid....lol. Yea....I wonder do WP fans every know what they are talking about. ..

96. mikezl

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 08, 2013

you're hallucinating, right? tsk.tsk. why so obsessed bout Nokia

95. papss unregistered

Okay so it says to go f yourself? It says I don't envision us going to WP, so you think Google wasn't courting them in feb and sold in aug? Um okay.. Yeah you stay on android where you belong

99. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Dude....I dont have time to do a history lesson for you about Motorla, Androd and Google buying them. And of course it wont literally say F you MS!! ? How is 2010 for you.....were they courting them then? http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/06/motorola-is-open-to-developing-windows-phone-7-devices-but-on/ "It's no coincidence to our eyes that Microsoft went after the one top-tier Android phone maker that didn't sign up to the Windows Phone 7 utopia project. Seperated for emphasis..... We recall HTC was in hot water with the Redmond team back in April for similar reasons, and its resultant licensing of Microsoft's patents seems to have been embedded into the WP7 partner agreements -- which is why we're not seeing the likes of ASUS and Samsung being served with similar complaints. So basically, if things get too hot and steamy, Moto could just kick out a token Windows Phone handset, get the accompanying licenses in order, and this whole thing blows over nice and peacefully. Marvelous." Just read the articles around the net...MS and Motorola have a shaky history....long before Google even entertained buying them. Reading is fundemental.

101. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Remember...Google bought Motorola for patents for the most part. And MS STILL has yet to get lisence fees from Motorola/Google that they are getting from the other Android manufactures. Fundamental, reading is.

72. papss unregistered

I would tell Nokia to not sell their souls, they seem to want something fresh and new, something a little less myspace

84. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Holy cow, that's brilliant. Android IS like myspace. What would that make WP? Google+? Outlook.com? Original Facebook?

87. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Nokia or Elop also said going Android was like peeing on yourself to keep warm. There are alot of warm ppl in Android land compared to Nokia right now. I'm sure Google and Android fans wont hold that against them if they did an Android phone. Nokia has good hardware.

68. papss unregistered

Good.. They need to focus first on one platform..production cost to do so is huge and can you imagine the supply shortages.. all you Fandroids would be sending hate mail claiming the firing of Elop but I know all of you know more than Nokia about business though sssoooo

52. nasznjoka

Posts: 418; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

android for GEEKS else go grab yo' bricks either of 'em i.e i************* or Ws************t

59. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

And all other OS are for OAP and little kids and unsmart illeterates.

50. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

I would love to see an Android based Nokia device. What I don't get is why so many WP and anti-Android feel so threatened by it. If it doesn't happen, we'll have plenty of other devices to fill the void...Nokia's loss. But you guys get really shook when you hear the words "Nokia" and "Android" mentioned in the same sentence.

55. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

no mate actually its most are sick and tired hearing android fanboys say its nokia's only choice and they have to if they want to survive please dont try to turn it around, the whiny android fans need to stop slating every other option or choice that doesnt revolve around android

58. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Android is the only choice or else good bye Nokia. WP8 is so scrap that even Verizon Sprint and T-Mobile didn't take, MS had to beg Nokia and poor Nokia felt in there trap. Look what happen to W12345678 @ll failed.

70. papss unregistered

You have no idea what you are talking about.. You must feel butt hurt that they aren't grasping for google like you do..

63. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

No, actually most Android fans don't care if Nokia makes Windows phone. All they are saying is why not make another device along side their windows phones. But again, the mere mention of Android drive many commenters bananas! There is no threat from Nokia right now, and there won't be for some time if the current numbers are any indicator. So be mad if you want, but we want Nokia to stick around and we're willing to help that happen. But some of us just aren't ready or willing to leave Android for that to do it.

83. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Same goes for WP, iOS fanboys too. Dont leave those ppl out.

62. putyongka

Posts: 36; Member since: Jan 08, 2013

It's not WP fans are threatened. Driod fans are. Why they keep insisting of Nokia in Android platform? Because they are threatened by Nokia on the rise and they can't get a solid phone maker on there own. So stop dreaming. Nokia is making progress bigtime by 2013 now that the level field is the same with specs.

64. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Obviously WP fans ARE feeling threaded by an Android Nokia because you all keep insisting that they only build with one platform. Android fans didn't bat an eye when HTC made Windows phones. Nor when Samsung did the same. But the WP fans are petrified that Nokia would even think about using Android for some reason...why? Why should they not have a diverse offering of devices? Should Android fans demand that if you make Android phones, that you ONLY make Android phones the same way WP fans are?

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