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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, 20:04 5

100. mikezl (Posts: 2; Member since: 08 Jan 2013)

Aren't you satisfied with your android phone already? Just try 920, you'll be amazed how better the OS is compared Android.

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 01:52

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

I got amazed by 920 but not by wp..

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 21:11

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

I tried it....just like I tried iOS and the iPhone.

I just like Android more. To me....Android is better to me because it fits ....my.....wants n needs better than the other 2. It might be better for you and folks that like WP...but not me.

We all dont have the same wanys n needs. Somehow some of my fellow Android fans have forgotten choice is a good thing.....and its never one size fits all in the tech world. And I see some WP fans can be lumped in with iPhone and Android fanboys.

Fanboyism is a disease.....seriously.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 12:41 1

33. xtplnet (Posts: 61; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)

But I don't understand why not pushing hardware for both platforms ? Nokia want to set iteslf from other hardware which they did by creating awersome apps for WP8 they can do the same for Android. I don't undustand why they even don't want to try ????

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 12:59 7

38. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)

you dont understand how there business works

you all think its a simple thing, tomorrow they bring out android device everyone cheers for 2 seconds then rip it apart like fanboys do

there doing the right thing at the moment , look at the 920 excellent flagship

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 18:28 4

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

1: Microsoft and Nokia have a contract, where Microsoft gives Nokia millions to have WP be its only smartphone OS. Guaranteed money.
2: Nokia knows android is a crowded system, that has only recently gotten its act together in terms of a relatively uniform and stable system. If they were into ever go android, better to wait for.others to iron out the wrinkles and take hits to their reputations and Nokia come in with a near-flawless hero phone (if they ever wanted to)
3: WP is a more Nokia-ish platform, being less widespread among other OEMs, thus more unique, and gives then a fresh modern (Scandanavian, even) system to catapult them from last-decade's Symbian.
4: As HTC and Samsung have demonstrated, even having two model lines with different OSes doesn't mean both will succeed. Customers tend to buy one phone to use as long as they can. By sticking with WP, Nokia customers know what they buy will still be supported over the next few years of ownership, much like they enjoy already.
5: Samsung has android pretty well monopolized. In the minds of many consumers, there is only apple, Samsung/android, blackberry, and Nokia. By using a different OS than the others, Nokia sets itself apart nd makes itself less reliant on other systems and OEMs
6: Android companies keep getting sued. Microsoft has an agreement with applr and others to leave WP alone (which is why the Focus, Focus S, Focus 2, and Focus Flash weren't/ aren't part of any apple vs Samsung lawsuits)
7: WP has more potential in its current and future iterations, sharing its kernel with desktop Windows: this means more power, capability, and hardware evolutions are possible without a major (and expensive) overhaul. Android has only a generation or two before it needs to be revamped (and taken off the Java virtual machine) to stay relevant without going overboard with hardware. Much like there's only so much that can be done with a carbureted engine, it needs to be updated and revamped to stay up to date. Nokia knew this and knew that Microsoft was doing more to future-proof its OS for the next half-decade or longer.

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 01:58

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

Don't need to explain this much...
Only one reason...Nokia's CEO elop is ex-MS employee and he hates linux....
That's the only reason..

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 06:37 1

143. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4325; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

Really??? Is that the reason?
After all the right reasons -box- gives, you still ignore?
How more ignorant can you get?
And you come to his thread and say he don't need to explain that much? Then why are you not understanding the simple things told before you?? Boy, people are hard to deal with.
By the way, was Elop an acquaintance of yours that you know so much of him?

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 12:10

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

His reasons are stale...
Nothing will happen to nokia if they released a android phone...

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 19:07

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

Thank You! Whats the harm in doing both?

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 12:54 2

35. MartyK (Posts: 949; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)

Let me translate Mr Elop's answer for you guys:

Ha!, we like being at the bottom in the cell phone world; and hopefully BB will move past us soon to take over #3", Thank you.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 13:00 5

39. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)

and not a laugh could be heard..............so unfunny and complete bs kid

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 13:00 10

40. sandralim (Posts: 1; Member since: 08 Jan 2013)

Let me translate Elop's reply to you:

Ha! In your dreams fanboi. Just dream from crap android's world.
No thank you.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 13:31 1

47. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

Don't ignore reality it's the truth Nokias days are gone and done and dusted, ex MS employe would never merge thro open OS, once Nokia the Symbian has turned to closed OS a lot of pisset of customers have migrated to Android. Nokia and .BB are dieting from people's heart.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 13:43 6

49. kawatoe (Posts: 1; Member since: 08 Jan 2013)

@troll r u on crack?

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 13:14 3

41. duwiegeneral (Posts: 48; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)

if u android lovers love nokia decision in the sense of hardware then u should love the idea of switching and get use to the os decision also bcuz the design is not just about hardware its also the os..

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 15:13 1

50. Whateverman (Posts: 3284; Member since: 17 May 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.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 15:28 4

55. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 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

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 15:56 1

58. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 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.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 18:01 2

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..

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 16:46 1

63. Whateverman (Posts: 3284; Member since: 17 May 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.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 19:05 1

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

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

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 16:15 7

62. putyongka (Posts: 36; Member since: 08 Jan 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.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 16:55 1

64. Whateverman (Posts: 3284; Member since: 17 May 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?

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 18:43 7

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

WP fans threatened? According to droids they have insignificant market share? Wouldn't it be the other way around, the one whose throne is being threatened? No wonder why Google is blocking map service from WP and cut support for activesync. Seeing threat? And why should you care if HTC made WP phone? The are not of same standard with Nokia that you all craving for. How about Sammy? Oh, ok they said "one phone is enough and let's delay it to make our fans happy." If only blogs not sensationalizing Elop's statement, fandroids will not salivate with gusto.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 19:51

97. Whateverman (Posts: 3284; Member since: 17 May 2009)

Fact is, they do have very little marketshare, and that's according to industry experts. Maybe that will change, maybe it won't, who knows? But no matter what you feel about WP, it apparently ain't looking good to the rest of the world. I'm not saying its bad, but it ain't catchin' on as quickly as MS promised.

Elop is a MS mole, plan and simple. It was a great idea to go to the space where none of the competitors had a presence, the 900 series is great! But there's nothing wrong with giving people what they want either. I could see if they were pushing their own home grown OS, but they aren't. Elop has shackled Nokia to an OS that nobody really wants and he's refusing to budge, like a sail boat captain aiming at an iceberg.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 18:58 1

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

"Android fans didn't bat an eye when HTC made Windows phones. Nor when Samsung did the same."

lol....Exactly. IMO...Samsung and HTC were doing smart business. The chance for 2 revenue streams?

To me it seems like Nokia fans want Nokia to fail. Ppl act like Samsung and HTC came out the gate popular in Android land. It was dominated by Motorola until the Galaxy S line and EVO for HTC came out.

If Nokia phonesa are so great....they will be fine in Android land.

Are they scared Nokia wont be able to compete? Is Nokia scared they wont be able to compete? Only way to find out is to do it...and see what happens. You can best believe Samsung and HTC are very, very happy they have Android to fall back on. IF...IF it turns out Nokia becomes a lil more popular because of Android...how is that be a bad thing?

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 19:02 1

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

Maybe Android fans .....like Nokia phones? And want that hardware with Android running on it? I know, its a wild concept.

HTC, Samsung, LG already do a WP phone, no problems with Android fans of those companies.......everyone isnt saying Nokia should leave WP....but do both ...just to see what happens.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 19:23 3

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

That's why Nokia will give you the 3310 version of Android coz they can't afford now the additonal manpower and still have problems with supply to meet the Nokia 920 demands everywhere.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 19:38 1

93. Whateverman (Posts: 3284; Member since: 17 May 2009)

IKR! +1 jroc74! Ever since Nokia made the decision to go with WP, seems WP fans said, "Nokia is all ours, and you have no right to like or want anything Nokia ever again". Get over it. If they don't make an Android device, oh well! But I have a feeling if they did, WP fanboys everywhere will riot in the streets.

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