Nokia tells critics no to Android devices - for now

Nokia tells critics no to Android devices - for now
So you can kiss goodbye those rumors about seeing a Nokia handset powered by Android any time in the near future. After the UK's Guardian newspaper reported that the number one world phone maker was in the works on having an Android phone, a Nokia representative fired back to those speculations. One spokesman from Nokia said there was “absolutely no truth to this whatsoever” and even goes on to say that “Symbian is our preferred platform for advanced mobile devices.” It kinda makes sense in way when you think about it – their need to support the flagship Symbian platform. In the mean time, we can all do some wishful thinking until otherwise.

via Reuters



1. pathmarkpolice

Posts: 102; Member since: Feb 05, 2009

It's a shame too because Nokia's hanging onto a technology that isn't (was it ever?) exciting, and not allowing themselves to broaden their options. They should take a page from Samsung, who are literally dominating almost every market out there. From winMo power devices, android phones, symbian phones, multimedia powerhouses, mid-range, emerging markets, Samsung's doing it all and their phones are all at the top of their game too. Nokia needs to diversify!

2. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

but when you look at samsung's previous devices and even some of the new touchwiz ones they really can't be personalized much but look at nokia and you can personalize everything! themes, wallpaper, music player, etc. i like samsung phones a lot, but im really lookin at getting a nokia at my next upgrade. they may not all have a "touch screen" but the xpressmusic phones on my network are really worth somethin. that new 5730 xpressmusic looks sick!!! i like that one

3. ralph_denicia

Posts: 14; Member since: Apr 30, 2009

Nokia needs to diversify!... I agree. But not in the way you think. In fact, Nokia is diversifying itselft; by expanding it's software and hardware offerings beyond its market footprint. Ever heard of them acquiring Navteq, OZ communications, Trolltech for example? Every other manufacturer will be plugin into any one of this Nokia Technologies if not all of them soon enough. Just look at the recent acquisition of Symbian; which is already supported by a vast amount of mobile companies. Right now all the work on the new Symbian OS is well under discussion and development, then you will see how groundbreaking Symbian has and will be. And like behold--me said in his post; Samsung is yet to achieve the level of personal customization on their phone's software despite the range of OS supported.

4. MTLance unregistered

Dude you must be retarded, Nokia has its own operating system which is Symbian. Adopting other operating system means Symbian is inferior for Nokia. Dude seriously are you drunk or something?

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