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

0. phoneArena posted on 08 Jan 2013, 10:36

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...

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posted on 08 Jan 2013, 17:14 2

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

Exactly. Its been 2 years....WP still isnt growing as fast as MS and Nokia would like. Nokia is probably barely making a profit, while everyone else is ine the same boat you claim Nokia would be if they did an Android phone.

HTC, Samsung and LG have both Android and WP phones....take a guess which one they make the most money on... For him to say Nokia wont make a profit with an Android phone....that means he dont think they can compete in Android land.

And there is not at least 50 different Android manufactures for phones. Maybe phones and tablets combined...I see at least 35 for phones. If Nokia would do Android.....they would be noticed along with the other main phone players.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 10:58 5

6. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

Duh!? Do people still believe he was not a Microsoft Trojan horse? And android Nokia device will probably top the charts with ease , yet he prefers to loose share and share month after moth, the safe way to play is play on both grounds

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 11:15 14

12. putyongka (Posts: 36; Member since: 08 Jan 2013)

Duh! Read the news. Windows phone is gaining traction, not losing share by month. It's selling 5x better than last Christmas. More quality phones coming from Nokia this 2013. The only way is up.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 13:22 1

43. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

With all the campaign they are putting? I mean they are totally burning money to promote this, so I don't find it surprising at all :/ 5 times means nothing is still less than many android manufacturers did....

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 13:28 1

45. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

And dude I'm talking about Nokia, if you read last charts Nokia's sales have gone downhill

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 11:09 15

8. SIGPRO (Posts: 1863; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)

Nokia should never use Android, Android is a laggy and slow os.
I am glad they chose WP, i use a ICS device now but man i will be so glad to get rid off it.
Also i use a N9 and Meego is one of the best os out there.
I think in a few years ios and android shares will decline.
Because there are new players in the market and Samsung the biggest company that uses Android will focus on Tizen!

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 12:20 6

28. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

just an ICS phone? Man, you are so out of the loop when it comes to Android...no more opinions from you, please, until you have some experience...thanks

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 18:10 2

75. papss (unregistered)

That same policy would apply to 100% of android users..

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 23:26

128. Dastrix (unregistered)

OMG! That was hilarious!

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 13:22 3

42. noim1 (Posts: 297; Member since: 15 May 2012)

DID you hear of Jelly Bean ???

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 13:26 2

44. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

How are you so sure? same was said about bada a year ago, and I saw some major players from Samsung android lineup, why would they focus on making a whole OS when they can use less resources and grab someone else's, Tizen will be a scapegoat, deal with it

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 11:09 16

9. putyongka (Posts: 36; Member since: 08 Jan 2013)

It buffles me why Android fans keep on insisting. WP OS is better than crap and ugly Android, and thus only fitting to win the war by diffentiating yourself from the crop of static clowns out there. Don't be a fool peeing in your pants waiting for nothing. You'll be amaze at how awesome Nokia 920 is if you switch rather than dreaming for a quality phone from Nokia.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 11:20 6

15. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)

What you don't understand is that Android is Nokia's best bet to get out of their trouble in a relatively short time. Nokia hasn't exactly that well off since the handshake with Microsoft. WP will eventually be there, but Nokia limiting themselves to only WP at this moment is a mistake. Release an Android phone and Nokia market share will jump crazy. I'm not speaking with a bias toward WP since I'm also interested in WP, but haven't exactly found a design I'm fond for. For Nokia's sake, get a couple of Android phones out there. This is something that the previous Nokia CEO believes also. Once again, Elop's an idiot.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 11:35 10

18. putyongka (Posts: 36; Member since: 08 Jan 2013)

Ok. To make you happy, Nokia will release only one Android phone (like Ativ from Samsung) but at the level of Lumia 510. How's that for a change? Gez, short of budget, how can they afford to put up another Android production house that they can't even meet the demand of Lumia 920 worldwide. It's easy to say, right? As if you have the resources right away.

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 18:32

155. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)

So it leads back to Nokia should of started with Android. If Nokia did good since the first Lumia, they would have more budget meet the demand now, wouldn't you think?

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 23:39

129. Dastrix (unregistered)

Personally, I don't think that's the case. I love the L920, but I think that if Nokia were to release a flagship Android phone, it might not even get as much attention and recognition as the L920. I'm alluding to the One X. It was an awesome phone, but got totally overshadowed by the GS3. I think it'll just take as long as with WP. Quality and quantity never get along well together, and I believe that's what distinguishes WP from Android. The majority of the population is too ignorant to appreciate the fact that there are more offerings from Android than just a single brand. That situation would apply to Nokia's flagship Android as well, should they release one in the future. Most people simply do not walk in a store to ask for an Android other than a Samsung phone. I think Nokia is playing it safe for the moment with WP.

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 18:29

154. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)

You can't compare a company with bad marketing to one that's good. Nokia has been able to impress a lot of Android users with the camera technology it has to offer. Whereas HTC... everything is just... mediocre compared to Samsung. I love HTC, but they're not stepping up.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 13:30 1

46. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

Why is android ugly and crappy? I'm sorry what I'm missing from the mightly windows 8? That ugly way to show apps? Sorry not my thing

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 11:13 2

11. Shino (banned) (Posts: 196; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)

Bhahaha! Now PA, DO YOU understand the screaming necessity of hiring EDUCATED people? A suggestion that I make to you every single time you screw up? Please, let this be a lesson to you and your people, and instead of writing emails to me, and to other people for numerous stupid reasons, fire your "genius", who wrote the previous article about how(according to him) Nokia would consider an adoption of Android, alright?

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 18:04 2

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

PA was reposting a different sources' info, and are posting this as a more accurate statement. It isn't their fault.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 11:18 6

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

If Nokia actually sold android handsets then they would have big sellers on their hands. If the N8 was android it would have be a huge success. Alot of people are now coming off Blackberry handsets and Nokia feature phones looking for a good top level smartphone,unfortuantely for Nokia the majority of people are turned off the windows tiles ui and as a result look elsewhere. These such people would be nokia loyal but not enough to settle for windows

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 18:06 3

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

The N8 wouldn't have worked on android. It couldn't handle the camera sensor. Same reason the 808 PureView stayed Symbian

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 11:18 11

14. gazmatic (Posts: 795; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)

Huawei announced a monster of a phone the other day and many readers sshhaatt on it. They were not impressed.... They said to wait for the note3. Guess what? I was impressed especially since I think most Android vendors make crap phones.

my friend and I bet on completely different ecosystems and he has to admit he bought a crap phone. He bought the Droid razr m and I a shiny red Lumia 920. Crap phone. My gs3 is a crap phone. My nexus 4 is a crap phone. My favorite Android is the HTC onex+ yet it gets no love.

sadly there are many great Android vendors out there but because they are not the big 3-4 they get no love. I want a meizu phone, an oppo phone, a xiaomi phone but these phones get no love. Why should Nokia sully their reputation by getting involved with people that shun their best in preference for their favorites?

stay away google stay far. I'll quicker buy a Nokia with bb10 than key lime pie

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 11:31 4

17. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)

Nokia was once a major player in the cell phone industry. Despite their fall, Nokia is still mentioned often. You can't compare Nokia to the likes of Huawei, meizu, oppo or xiaomi. HTC was hot a couple years back, but they created their own fails. It's hard to rebuild reputation, it'll be a while for HTC to come back up to become a major player, despite that One X+ was a great device. HTC screwed their One X customers over by releasing One X+, they lose fan loyalty. Butterfly is a great device, but it's not being sold worldwide. Their next best bet is the M7, they need to get this right once and for all. If Nokia wants to, it could easily topple the likes of Samsung and Apple with the technology it has to offer. Nokia may be struggling, but most smartphone users knows what it could still offer, it's Nokia's fault for not targeting those potential user consumer base.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 15:21

51. nasznjoka (Posts: 413; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)

are you Chinese?

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 21:15

109. MeoCao (unregistered)

You misunderstand what he says, he means despite the crisis Nokia is still a power and not newcomer like some Chinese companies.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 11:53 5

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

Again the amount of ignorance for android is more on you...
If you hate android then why do you bought it...
Do you forget about sony....
they have come to the fourth place from 8th because of android....
There is always a room for good phones in android...if you come up with best phones..then you will get the right place...
s3 is a crap phone????
May be it's old...but it was the top dog when it released....

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 12:02 8

25. kelly911 (Posts: 1; Member since: 08 Jan 2013)

So coming to 4th sounds already good for you. Let's say the market share of first (Samsung) is 70%. 2nd is 10%. 3rd is 8%. 4th is 5%... and so on. Will you still be satisfied?

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 12:22 3

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

Some thing is good than nothing....
What about nokia????? 10th place....
It's good to be fourth than 10th....
I'm not blaming nokia...I'm blaming wp 8....

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 12:36 3

31. drubicha (Posts: 19; Member since: 08 Jan 2013)

Nokia surely be in 10th place if it goes android. But Nokia is clearly 1st place in windows. Lumia series is akin to windows phone now. I had android before. Man, it's so messy out there.

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