Results: would you prefer to see a Nokia UI or vanilla Android on the upcoming Nokia branded smartphones?

Results: would you prefer to see a Nokia UI or vanilla Android on the upcoming Nokia branded smartphones?
So, Nokia smartphones are coming back — cue the parties. And manufacturer HMD Global will be using Android for its Nokia-branded handsets. Some rumors are already claiming that it will be the coveted near-stock experience, but, of course, early rumors are not always on point, so let's say there's still some wiggle room here.

As you most probably know, most manufacturers use a reskinned and modified version of Android for their smartphones in order to differentiate themselves on the market. Features, functions, and even the way the phone behaves are often played with to create a unique experience. Some people like it and gravitate towards the heavy interfaces of Samsung and LG, while others prefer the stock look and feel of Android without any extra tampering.

Nokia has already demonstrated that it's willing to experiment with the Android interface on their devices by pre-loading its proprietary Z Launcher on the Nokia N1 tablet that launched a couple of years ago. But will HMD go with a full-blown proprietary Nokia UI on the upcoming smartphones? We decided to ask you what you would like to see. Surprisingly, the votes are even across the board.

Would you like the Nokia phones to have a proprietary UI or vanilla Android?

As clean of an Android experience as possible, please
36.36%
I'm OK with some proprietary skins and features, but not too much
29.87%
Go crazy with it, Nokia, I want to see an insanely feature-laden interface!
33.77%

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11 Comments

1. aashis.sapkota

Posts: 85; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

Only 77 votes, I think people must be just hoping for a Nokia Smartphone and not bothered with Software. Just a thought :-)

2. surethom

Posts: 1689; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Only 77 votes probably because phonearena quickly closes some polls before anyone knows there was a poll.

6. xq10xa

Posts: 808; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

I tried to vote but was too late.

8. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Useless poll. Ppl know very well, that Nokia shouldn't and will not be another boring, dull Nexus. Nokia must sell and impress. Otherwise they will be DOA

3. surethom

Posts: 1689; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

I dont mind a light skin but I dont want a Nokia phone as skinned as Samsung's phones, that's 1 reason the updates takes Forever.

7. Valdomero

Posts: 674; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Maybe the way Motorola skin their phones, their updates are quite fast

9. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

BTW Samsung and TW are the main reason of the Android's big success. Period!

4. alhajiash

Posts: 24; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

I am sure most people will vote for a stock Android, but please No, it's boring, its the same UI on every goddamn phone! If you want a stock Rom you can always flash one on your phone. I like Samsung's take on Android, but that's just my opinion.

5. yascdoik

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

I totally agree. The key thing Nokia needs is to differentiate itself from the same boring designs that so many Android OEMs use. They must use their own UI or else they won't differentiate much in software terms. Nokia has a nice design language, - Z Launcher is great which shows their potential.

10. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

'I am sure most people will vote for a stock Android' Yup Few loud android freaks and some brainwashed by the Apple media victims.

11. monoke

Posts: 1161; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Meego gesture ui with home screen is what I'd like to see. No chance that's happening tho.

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