Nokia goes Android with the N1: has your dream come true?
posted by Daniel P. / Nov 18, 2014, 7:13 AM
Nokia N1 that has been discussed around the boardroom tables, the first Nokia device with Android is a fact, and it might be a dream come true for many fans of the Finnish company. Nokia said it won't be making phones anymore, for obvious reasons, but it never said anything about tablets, and here we are - with arguably the best value-for-money proposition in the universe of small tablets. The N1 is a thin aluminum slate with a zero air-gap 2K display, 64-bit chipset, 32 GB storage, Wolfson sound processor, quality speakers and mics, as well as a brand new Z Launcher software, meant to simplify your Android experience. The cited $249 price tag doesn't hurt the good impressions either.Whatever the cause for releasing the excellent
That is why we want to immediately ask you if you have been dreaming of the moment when Nokia goes Android, and whether the newly-minted tablet meets those expectations. After all, Nokia dubbed it N1, indicating it might intend to start a whole line here, so we better get used to it. Check your opinion in the poll below, and sound off in the comments.
Nokia goes Android with the N1: has your dream come true?
I'd rather have a Nokia Android phone, but it's at least something
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Wow! Nokia Mobile Division sold to MS, but Nokia still continues to produce tablets.
posted on Nov 18, 2014, 7:16 AM 7
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Microsoft is being Eloped back
posted on Nov 18, 2014, 7:22 AM 21
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Exactly, he has nothing to do with this. Now I have to admit, this tablet has peaked my interest BIG TIME. If this beast can be rooted & custom ROMs can be installed, I may have to consider this over the Nexus 9. I mean, I am loving the horse power & sweet looks. It has a smaller screen than the Nexus 9 by one inch, but the trade off in design might be well worth it. OK my eye is on this unexpected little beast of a monster. If the Sand colored Nexus 9 were to come out already... +1
posted on Nov 18, 2014, 8:36 AM 4
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What Elop has to do with this? He ruined Nokia on purpose so that Microsoft could buy Nokia (phone business) and there patents. He only was Nokia employee on paper, but he always made decisions as a Microsoft man. He never cared about Nokia, only about Microsoft, that's why he has been called a Trojan horse so many times. He never wanted to make Nokia a success, he only wanted to make Microsoft a success, either with Windows Phone, their own phone business(buying Nokia's) or with Nokia's patents that bring in billions of dollars for them. Nokia was second for him.
posted on Nov 18, 2014, 8:53 AM 1
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Nokia sold their licences to Foxconn , this is Foxconn using a iPad mini(genric) reference design but with Nokias ui and name
posted on Nov 18, 2014, 7:42 AM 2
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Nope... " We are not just taking our brand and throwing it over the fence to see which products it sticks to. We are using our own industrial design team – the ones that have designed extremely successful Nokia products in the past – and delivering the design to Foxconn."http://www.ft.com/fastft/23810
posted on Nov 18, 2014, 7:57 AM 5
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Don't be surprised if a similar approach is taken with phones before long. I pointed out this option in another article on PA. Nokia doesn't have to build phones to still be relevant in the phone business. Props to Nokia for their first tablet. Using Android no less (Yay!).
posted on Nov 18, 2014, 8:07 AM 3
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They are doing what apple does. They design the product and foxconn builds it. Foxconn isnt designing it. Of course apple can design their own cpu etc but it doesnt matter, The overall product design is by nokia team.
posted on Nov 18, 2014, 8:40 AM 2
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Really??? "In addition to the Nokia brand, Nokia is licensing the industrial design, Z Launcher software layer and IP on a running royalty basis to the OEM partner. The OEM partner is responsible for full business execution, from engineering and sales to customer care, including liabilities and warranty costs, inbound IP and software licensing and contractual agreements with 3rd parties. The N1's industrial design and Z Launcher application originate within the Nokia Technologies business, which is focused on strengthening Nokia's industry-leading innovation portfolio through patent, technology and brand licensing." http://company.nokia.com/en/ne
The Nokia you know and love is with Microsoft now. Like it or not. The employees and all. Engineers and product designers as well.... All with Microsoft. How is it possible that the N1 (beautiful device I must say) is designed by Nokia's team if they're not even there??? Please read the link. It is from Nokia's website. Only thing you're actually getting is Nokia's logo. I'm not sure why Phonearena failed to mention this, but it is a fact.
posted on Nov 18, 2014, 12:25 PM 1
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This is part of what you quoted: "In addition to the Nokia brand, Nokia is licensing the industrial design," How can this be a bad thing? And isnt all this very similar to what Apple does? What that says is they are letting them use their design knowledge. What this could mean is ALOT more other ppl knowing how to build Nokia hardware like Nokia.
posted on Nov 18, 2014, 6:30 PM 0
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I am a bit disappointed actually... This looks just like an ipad at half the price. If this would have been 9.7 inches i would have jumped on it first day, but sadly it is not. I have the Samsung Tab 2 and it is crap... fragmenting like crazy even with 4.4.2.
posted on Nov 18, 2014, 1:32 PM 0
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I'd rather have a phone!
posted on Nov 18, 2014, 7:17 AM 2
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We will see phone soon...buddy In 2016 and it will be a N-Series.......Nokia N10
posted on Nov 18, 2014, 9:01 AM 3
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