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Should Nokia switch to Android?

0. phoneArena posted on 24 Jan 2013, 10:18

Hooray, Nokia is profitable again! After a long and painful internal transitional period, the ex-largest cell phone manufacturer has finally swung back to profitability during the beloved holiday season (Q4). Understandably, the profit isn't that big - it's $585 million, but at least it's a start...

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posted on 24 Jan 2013, 10:33 20

6. remixfa (Posts: 14604; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

I dont like the poll choices.
There needs to be one that says "they need to diversify and offer both Android and WP7/8 choices".

Why should they have to be one or the other? No other company is taking that stand. HTC,Samsung, LG, they all make sets for multiple OS's to mitigate potential loss and increase potential profit.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 10:41 7

13. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

yes im very glad you mentioned this remixfa bro.....because i was just saying to myself that they should CONTINUE with windows phone BUT ALSO make at least ONE android phone..........release it to the public and see how well it does............they cannot go wrong in doing that............also if they DO choose to make an android phone.........they should not hold back anything in doing so.....meaining they should make it as top notched as any high end android phone..............I smell success do you?

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 11:28 1

45. jsdechavez (Posts: 758; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)

Nice one. That would be like treading uncertain waters, which route to take.. but they decided it best to be the Windows Phone flagship. Now that they're out of the red they might as well push on. Investors will be less skeptic and be more positive with Elop's decision when he went on with that burning platform speech.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 12:18 2

65. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1543; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)

+1 for you
I was just going to comment the same, it´s not a case of "either or"
They don´t need to switch, they could just use their knowledge to create Windows AND Android phones.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 12:57

76. bvalde09 (Posts: 188; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

And I will agree with u on that but I dont see Nokia taking the android path at least not for now, they were reporting loss and now they are reporting profits I guess they will have to come to some sort of agreement to get Android runnning on one of her phones. Dont think they have the cash for it. W8 is a good OS like may others. I think they should stick with it and on the long run follow Xperia Knight advise. :D

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 13:59 3

93. remixfa (Posts: 14604; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

it doesnt take much cash. In fact, its cheaper to produce an android set anyways since there is less in the way of royalty per device involved than with WP7/8 handsets.

Besides, the tech in the set is exactly the same, its just a different OS on the same phone. Same thing Samsung and HTC already do... rerelease popular Android designs/sets as Windows sets. Nokia would just be doing it in reverse.

A 40something mpx proview camera on a nearly stock android 4.2 build with a 720/1080p screen, quad core, and 2 gig of ram? You know you want it.... hell, I want it. lol.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 14:39 1

104. bvalde09 (Posts: 188; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


posted on 24 Jan 2013, 13:43 4

84. Charlie_boy (Posts: 71; Member since: 04 Jan 2013)

Many Android phones and some Windows phones.

Many Windows phones and some Android phones.

This scenario sounds good.. Gives the consumers more choice/diversity while letting Nokia keep it's (mostly) Windows identity.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 17:59 1

141. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

I agree.....why not do both.

But the more I think about it.....Nokia has a map app, Google has one. Who is gonna give in in that dept? For that reason alone...I dont think its gonna happen.

I was also thinking.....why dont MS just get rid of the other WP manufactures and use Nokia soley? They would still compete with Android and iOS because they have lower end models and other models of Lumia phones.

So I suggest Nokia do both......and/or MS dump the other manufactures and only use Nokia.

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 07:52

253. remixfa (Posts: 14604; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

why couldnt Nokia still pack Nokia Maps on an android phone? Google Maps is not the only mapping solution on Android. Google doesnt play like Apple and restrict your choices to just theirs.

However, for 99% of the people, Google Maps works better. N-Maps has its advantages, but they are mostly for heavy travelers.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 10:33 3

7. howardbarrett (Posts: 45; Member since: 11 Jan 2013)

I'd prefer Nokia switch to BB10 instead

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 11:29 1

47. Johnnokia (Posts: 1144; Member since: 27 May 2012)

Let's RIM save themselves first.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 12:44 1

70. BiN4RY (Posts: 83; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)

I'd prefer you to kill yourself instead

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 14:10 2

98. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)

why even bother commenting that?

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 15:57 2

116. howardbarrett (Posts: 45; Member since: 11 Jan 2013)

Wow, fight me

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 15:09 1

109. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

ROFL ur new

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 10:33 1

8. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)

I like Nokia standing firm behind the Windows platform, I'd simply like to see Android manufacturers licencing the 808 sensor, that would be a winner combo.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 10:35 5

9. skymitch89 (Posts: 1359; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)

I'm not going to vote, but I say that they should keep with Windows Phone but also offer Android devices. Kinda like what Samsung and HTC are doing.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 10:36 2

10. StreetNerd (Posts: 836; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)

why put fuel to the fire for android fanboi.....

this is just plain stupid post

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 10:38 2

11. harsh_doshi (Posts: 36; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)

see guys look how bad android was before 2.2 I mean it lagged and all.. but it still took off...wp8 is just the second(third actually) iteration of an OS(really great for tht comaring with 2.1) give it atleast some time to mature before coming to an conclusion. nokia went wp is different than other almost every manufacturer makes android phones..and look at all of them the only one making nice profit is Samsung!.. heck htc had less profit than nokia in Q4!..and I support the fact tht nokia went wp..it gives it a term of differentiation! time will tell and acc. to me it will pay off and youll soon see nokia in the top£ manufacterers..as soon as more and more people come to know about the OS.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 10:38 2

12. Valdomero (Posts: 286; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)

I love Nokia phones, their build quality, battery life, camera, design, everything. Being shipped with Windows OS turned me down to get the latest flagship, I just can't stand those live tiles, over-simplistic OS and lack of real customization.

Nokia can stay manufacturing their devices for Windows OS, but they can also make a phones series based on Android OS.

One can dream.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 10:43 6

14. McJobs (Posts: 107; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)

Android fragmentation is unacceptable.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 11:21 7

38. NexusKoolaid (Posts: 493; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)

Hasn't stopped Android so far...

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 14:01 6

94. remixfa (Posts: 14604; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

find an OS that isnt fragmented and come back n talk at the big boy table.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 16:56 5

122. Zero0 (Posts: 592; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)

Windows Phone fragmentation is unacceptable.


posted on 24 Jan 2013, 10:44 3

16. GALAXY-STORM (Posts: 328; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)

I believe Android is the last reliable option on nokia's mind right now though they have Started To express their Caliber on windows platform. Android on nokia is always a win-win situation from consumers pov. I Had an nokia 5800 xpressmusic and an n73 which were legendary during its days and used it to full extent.

Btw what would they call a family of nokia phones running on android?

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 17:53 1

139. papss (unregistered)


posted on 24 Jan 2013, 18:19 2

156. GENERAL-BAKSHE (Posts: 28; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)

Says the prison F@g, more like you are, go back to you're prison restricted junk os.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 10:47 2

17. firestarter2 (Posts: 16; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)

Stick it out I say, I liked windows mobile 6?. I have yet to use a windows 8 device it intrigues me. But as a techie, there is nothing I cant do with android.. Except have my phone dial the internet via Bluetooth from another device....

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 10:55 1

23. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

he should definitely stick it out..........but he should also "reach out"

He could be doing what Samsung and HTC is doing, making both Android and Windows phones!

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