Nokia says no to ever making an Android handset?

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Nokia says no to ever making an Android handset?
With such a huge market share in the mobile phone world, Nokia has a lot of power and influence. There's one thing though they're sure of – Nokia will never release an Android handset. With rumors flying around about the number one phone maker in the world possibly developing an Android handset,  there was bound to be some words spoken. One of Nokia's reps has gone on to state that there is “Absolutely no truth to this whatsover” and that “Everyone knows that Symbian is our preferred platform for advanced mobile devices.” So pretty much it puts down instantly any speculation on the matter. With the mobile platform market being more competitive than ever, Nokia is making some strides in that arena with Maemo. Sure the Symbian operating system still has its roots deep within Nokia, but they need to either perform an overhaul  if they intend on still being a big player. Android has made some great strides over the course of the year – especially now more than ever with a plethora of handsets being released and introduced.

via Gizmodo

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4 Comments

1. sonisoe

Posts: 440; Member since: May 06, 2009

why would they go with android ? they're the biggest phonemaker... yet, hopefully they're not as stubborn as a rock and realize they have some catching up to do in the smartphone playground... and, unfortunately, for their competitors they have... (almost) blackberry-like nokia messaging service is in beta and will come around soon, so in a not so distant future you would have the ever convenient push-notification, multi-media prowess, fun apps.... and of course ever-aspiring design in a nokia... n900 is sort of the prototype... who can beat that...

2. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

this sounds weird, but theres two things i have to say. i can't picture nokia with andoid on their phones..... and i think its not a big deal for them to deny android....

3. lefticy

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 10, 2009

well after Nokia's CEO told verizon to got get stuffed and not develope any new handsets on the cdma evdo network now they are going to tell customers to go get stuffed. unless nokia comes up with a game changer of an OS they will go the way of the dodo. what Apple and Google is doing is moving the computer off the desktop and into or onto and super small and ultra powerfull ( think cloud) computer. any uber Geek and well advanced end users do not want to use propritery OS anymore. your supersmart phone will be you laptop/desktop/ network cloud personal computer your docs and powerpoints will all be up on the network/cloud. Verizon has finally bowed to the pressure and is openning up. but only after several massive miscalcuations. IMHO Nokia will miss the boat in the advanced markets but will dominate in the voice only arena.

4. MTLance unregistered

lol, if you haven't seen Maemo yet then you gotta be joking if Nokia is sitting back and watch, Meamo have a better lead than iPhone atm due to Flash support, and I don't think Nokia will keep losing its market in smartphone area to BB, Apple and Android though.

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