Nokia goes Android with the N1: has your dream come true?

Nokia goes Android with the N1: has your dream come true?
One might argue that Nokia is taking it back on Microsoft with the just-announced premium N1 Android tablet, priced to move at $249. Others could say that, since the company's phone division was bought out, it must grab every chance to remain relevant in the mobile world, and might have had the tablet in the making for a while, too.

Whatever the cause for releasing the excellent 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.

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?

Yes
51.53%
No
11.56%
I'd rather have a Nokia Android phone, but it's at least something
36.91%

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N1
  • Display 7.9" 1536 x 2048 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Intel Atom, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 5300 mAh

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75 Comments

1. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Wow! Nokia Mobile Division sold to MS, but Nokia still continues to produce tablets.

5. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

Microsoft is being Eloped back

33. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2350; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

What does elop has to do with anything here, He's probably kicking back , counting money, as we type this..and you on here hating..smh

34. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

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

41. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I was actually thinking of upgrading my phone but, i think i'll skip the phone and own this newbie!! Hurray!! :D

45. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Hey that actually sounds like a GREAT plan. Wait for insane 64bit phones to come out next year! +1

69. techtube

Posts: 13; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

i love this tablet but i just ordered my shield tablet a couple of days ago

37. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

What the heck you are talking about. Nokia is giving to Microsoft and Flop a nice big slap in their face, very good hardware, cheaper, and more open I am surely getting one

43. Plesman88

Posts: 17; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

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.

61. bachir8k

Posts: 153; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Ask me this question 2-3 years ago and my answer would be definitely yes, but now, Samsung, LG, HTC, Sony and Chinese brands are producing great phones even better than Nokia.

57. jack123

Posts: 278; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

Actually Elop is a great guy who completely opposite of john chen from blackberry. And everybody know what chen does with blackberry compare to Elop did with Nokia.

15. draconic1991

Posts: 200; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Anyone wants a nokia nexus tablet???

21. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

Nokia sold their licences to Foxconn , this is Foxconn using a iPad mini(genric) reference design but with Nokias ui and name

24. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

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/238102

30. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

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!).

75. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Nokia's had other tablets, including last year's excellent Lumia 2520, which was only limited by carrier availability and (to some) Windows RT.

36. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

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.

56. TechKnowledge

Posts: 55; Member since: May 05, 2013

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/news/press-releases/2014/11/18/nokia-announces-n1-android-tablet 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.

65. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

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.

59. mmmanuuu

Posts: 403; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Nokia cant make phones because microsoft bought their device s**t right. Well make some phablets then. Where is that sick saddistick m0t5erfu6king stephen elope.

60. michaelny2001

Posts: 328; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

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.

2. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

I'd rather have a phone!

32. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Don't give up hope. Maybe in a year or two. Especially if the N1 is successful.

44. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

We will see phone soon...buddy In 2016 and it will be a N-Series.......Nokia N10

53. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

+1 for a lovely Nokia N10 and E10 (E-series back FTW!!!!!!)

63. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

I hear you, but this will do, this will take over the Nexus 7's place since Google decided to go crazy with the pricing this year.

66. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Me too. But...I wanna see how Intel does with Android. This chip isnt too great overall if its the one used before. I also rather have a phone, but this would be great for me first ever tablet.

3. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

It wouldn't be a dream come true unless they release phones under the nokia brand. But for the tablet partially yes, this is a new beginning for them

4. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Amazing! This looks like one of the best tablets ever!...

6. pureviewuser

Posts: 501; Member since: Nov 11, 2012

Nope I much prefer a nokia lumia or a microsoft lumia

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