Poll results: After the N1 tablet, should Nokia also make an Android phone?

Nokia earlier this week launched its very first Android tablet, the N1, in China. The tablet went out of stock in about 4 minutes, though it’s worth noting that only 20,000 units had been made available. Still, it’s obvious that the N1 is a successful product. In fact, the tablet attracted considerable interest ever since it was initially announced back in November.

As you may have noticed, the Nokia N1 doesn’t really have an original design, but its set of high-end features, and the attractive price (around $250) certainly make it a good buy. With that in mind, we were wondering if Nokia should also consider making a similar Android smartphone sometime in the future - so we ran a poll asking for your opinion on this.

An overwhelming majority of those who voted (3,219 users, or 95.46%) believes that Nokia should definitely try and make an Android smartphone. Only 4.54% (153 voters) do not think that this would be a good idea.

We must remind you that, following its deal with Microsoft (which now own Nokia’s Devices and Services unit), Nokia can’t commercialize phones under its own name until 2016 (next year). But nothing can stop it from doing it after that, if it wishes so.

If you didn't get the chance to vote while the poll was still active, you can let us know what you think about this in the comments section.

Note: The handset that you're seeing above is just a concept from DeviantArt and has nothing to do with reality.

Should Nokia try to make an Android phone?

Yes. The result could be very interesting.
No, I don't think it would be a good idea.



1. Busyboy

Posts: 732; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Make it cheap with goods specs and you have my money.

3. chocowii

Posts: 478; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Nokia is not China.

11. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Wherever it's from, that's a good idea. That would help Nokia rise, just look at how successful Xiaomi is. Imagine that Nokia made a beautiful flagship with a cheap price, and more importantly, it's a Nokia. That would be awesome. But even if Nokia price it like a typical flagship phone, I would still buy it, even many people around the world would buy it. But still, Nokia is from...................FINLAND! (Patrick's voice)

57. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Today, nokia is a symbol of shame and failure. you would buy it and also some people stuck in 2008 would too. but look at the market share and what devices take the most share within nokia's lineup well it's the L5something and L6something. people buy it because it's dirt cheap, I mean last year the L520 where I live was at 80$! that's the same price you would get a galaxy pocket for! L520 is dual core has double the ram much bigger screen better body etc. I saw plenty of "pockets" over the years but no L520. stop dreaming dude

27. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Not cheap like Xiaomi cheap, something like the new moto X, high end specs, unique experience and $100 cheaper than other flagships.

51. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

i am pretty sure those 4 % votes comes from Microsoft fanboys, who are pissed that Nokia broke free from Ms Eflop shackles.. Android + Nokia is a match made in heavens , even god wants a few billion units

58. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014


61. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Nail on the head there...4.54% here represents the 3%ers of society. Nokia will crawl out from beneath Microsofts thumb and regain some of that luster it once had. The N1 so far has proved this is more than possible, it's a reality....

66. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

2016 is not too far......

9. walnuttt

Posts: 153; Member since: Apr 11, 2014

not all phones with good specs must be cheap, you pay what you get for.

35. Pharlap

Posts: 7; Member since: Jan 09, 2015

Cheap Android phone? Nokia did make Nokia XL with Android and cheap. It's a fail. Nokia can only raise up again with Android good build, good specs, new and brave features.

42. hemedans

Posts: 757; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

why do people keep saying nokia x series are failure? they are big hit and probably they have outsold all lumia lineup. since the begining nokia announce x serieas are not meant for us and other western countries. if nokia xl is failure then how do you explain 574,000 units sold in 5 day?http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/18/jdcom-tencent-sales-idUSL2N0QO0FG20140818

2. luckyone777

Posts: 18; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

It doesn't have to be cheap, as long the prices are competitive. The Nokia Brand alone makes me want to buy it in a heartbeat.

5. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Did Nokia sell off there camera tech? If yes, then I probably take back my "yes" vote. Their devices had great cameras as a key selling point. Without that camera tech their phones are fairly average bulky, heavy, & thick bezeled (but solidly built) devices.

15. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

You seriously think that Nokia can't make another new camera tech or just buy back the PureView tech if they have the money?


Posts: 261; Member since: May 03, 2013

No, just lumia and patent licensing to MS for certain years

7. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

If memory serves, Nokia didn't outright sell their patents to MS, they just licensed the patents. Nothing prevents Nokia from deploying their patents in an Android offering, once they are past the no-compete time. If Nokia were to offer an Android smartphone that was a follow-on to say, the L1020 with updated specs, that would raise the bar for the entire smartphone industry. I for one, hope Nokia is readying an Android smartphone once the no-compete period is over.

13. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Hell yeah!

4. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Can't do worse than they did with Windows Phone.

8. aryanfr1

Posts: 125; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

Windows phone are controlled by Microsoft and remember Nokia was still top of the hill even it had Sammy and HTC in completion. Nokia was on top of hill in the Symbian also, it's that due to that Trojan horse, fat, giggly Elop they went to Microsoft. If Nokia comes in Android I have little doubt they won't succeed.

22. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Nokia was in poo before Elop, read the history, when Elop was hired, Nokia was getting creamed in the smartphone race, they had no LTE offerings that on the roadmap that would compete for a longer time. Their OS team was outdated, Symbian was passed over by Cisco, Samsung, and many other tech companies in favor of android and other OS's. The reason they even hired Elop in the first place is because they were FAILING, not Winning. It is easy to be top Symbian when you control Symbian like Nokia did. Nokia was the sole owner of Symbian and one of the reasons they did not go Android, before Elop came on board. Going to MS, allowed them to cut tons of costs and actually focus on something else. While Nokia hardware was always well received their software never was. And by the time it was, they were DoA. Either way, they are free now to do what they wish. But lets look at the N1, great tablet, but super low volume at 20k. They will be relying on 3rd party until they can buy new factories (something i dont see them doing). So anything Nokia that you buy, will not be the Nokia of old.

37. bendgate unregistered

Hello Mr. Elop

41. aryanfr1

Posts: 125; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

Mr. Elop supporter, have you heard about Eldar Murtazin , on 31st may 1:46 pm he said that already about this conspiracy, sure Microsoft had do something with buying some of the Board Members and so they then took out olli-pekka kallasvuo and didn't let Anssi Vanjoki to be the Next CEO, don't forget leaving android was Elop decision.

10. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Some would argue that WP was the biggest mistake that Nokia made after hiring Elop.

6. aryanfr1

Posts: 125; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

I guess who are the 4.5 percent

12. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

I guess those are 9 year old kiddos who are using Samsung phones and don't know about the legendary Nokia?

16. Manti123

Posts: 207; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

Probably jealous WP users!


Posts: 261; Member since: May 03, 2013

Or them too


Posts: 261; Member since: May 03, 2013

Come on dude, I use Samsung and I voted yes. The minority may be apple, they don't want anyone to succeed.

20. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

It was just a guess, dude. I have nothing against Samsung or the owners of Samsung devices. But still, there are kiddos who are blind Samsung fanboys.

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