Nokia to invest in new materials and tech, be transparent about software updates

Nokia to invest in new materials and tech, be transparent about software updates
During Nokia's earnings call today, it became clear that the company intends to put some significant effort into developing and implementing new materials and technologies for its future Windows Phones. Although no specifics were announced, it's known that the goal of these efforts is to deliver new, premium devices to compete with the likes of the iPhone and top-end Android smartphones, as well as to allow the company to bring more Windows Phones to lower price-points, like it did with the Lumia 610.

In addition, Stephen Elop, Nokia CEO, explained that the manufacturer is committed to maintaining full transparency when it comes to software updates. In contrast to most Android manufacturers, Nokia will try to communicate very clearly to existing Lumia owners exactly what updates they are going to receive. This attitude should also be found in the company's communication with future Nokia customers, who are going to purchase the company's Windows Phone 8 handsets, once they become available.

Although we're quite interested to learn exactly what innovation Nokia has in store for us, we have no idea when this might happen. Still, there's some slight chance that the manufacturer will reveal something new on September 7, when it is promising to announce something amazing.

via: SlashGear



1. tes101

Posts: 39; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Fantastic news transparency is the best policy. I need a metal sliding qwerty wp8 phone!

7. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

WP8+E7 look a like!!!! WIN WIN WIN!!!

9. Skoll

Posts: 15; Member since: Dec 15, 2011

yes plz!!! something along the lines of a E7 or a HTC 7pro

10. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

no HTC 7 PRO, to bulky.... ugly design....

11. B3BLW29

Posts: 238; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Amen to that :) I hate soft key pads.

2. PhansMuneeb

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Last Chance for Nokia ?

3. imran_khan0786

Posts: 61; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

Nice I hope Nokia will be rocking with wp8 and its own features like Nokia music, Nokia map, and pureview. Beat of luck

4. Aeires unregistered

Android doesn't have the best update record, I know, I've been using them since it was first released. That being said, just about every phone you buy with Android will receive at least one update, high end ones maybe two or three updates. In comparison, Nokia and MS dropped the ball when people bought new phones only to find they weren't getting W8. The transparency is a great policy, it's just like everything else Nokia is doing, too late.

5. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

I am going to half agree, and half disagree. As far as Android goes, I think the future with ICS and JB devices are going to be much better about support and updates. I am not so much talking about the next OS update as I am Software and firmware updates. Things that users truly need. Dumding down the UI's are a great indicator that Android manufacturers realize this is an area they can improve in. But Nokia is not finished. The slightly better performance in sales than what "experts" predicted, Microsoft's deep pockets, their outstanding support of their 900 when it had problems at launch, and their continued desire to produce exclusives and unique devices really paint a decent portrait of where Nokia could be in 18 months or so. If they survive Q3........

8. Aeires unregistered

I don't think Nokia is finished either, just their transparency stance should have been there from the beginning. I'd hate to see either Nokia or RIM go out of business, they still bring great things to the mobile community.

6. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 620; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

I shall be loyal to the HMS Nokia to the end....Women and children first.

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