The users: Nokia will be better off with Android

The users: Nokia will be better off with Android
Last week was a great one for Nokia as the company announced that it's become profitable again, at least for the period of Q4 2012. Naturally, this makes us think that the company has a chance of stabilizing with Windows Phone as its main mobile operating system. However, even after the good news, most users seem to have remained firmly convinced that the Finns will be better off if they switch to Android, like... right now!

This became clear after we ran our poll asking you "Should Nokia switch to Android?". According to the results, the majority of you, which is 59.83% (3631 votes), think that Windows Phone will never be as successful as Android, and so Nokia should make a smart choice and side with the best. However, 35.28% (2141 votes) of you are of the opposite opinion, reasoning that as things have just started to get better for Nokia and Windows Phone, there is no point in abandoning ship now.

In our poll we also included a third possible answer, just for the fun of it, which read: "I don't know, maybe they should just license Open WebOS..." Not many of our readers seemed to like the idea, though, so that option was chosen by only 4.89% (297 votes). If one thing is certain in this world, it's that most users wouldn't like Nokia to adopt WebOS.

Whether Nokia will eventually decide to open the door for Android remains unknown. For now, the future of the company seems to be bound to Microsoft and Windows Phone. Let's hope it's for the better!

Should Nokia switch to Android?

Absolutely, Android will always be better than Windows Phone.
59.83%
Nope, things have just started to get better. Why make a switch now?
35.28%
I don't know, maybe they should just license Open WebOS...
4.89%

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104 Comments

1. MONUQ

Posts: 31; Member since: Jan 26, 2013

They r doing great with with WP , may be at this time they want to concentrate on WP only.... This is good choice..... They r also making good budget phones.....so stick on this... Why not , in future there will be green robot on Nokia phones..

6. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

elop wont be the ceo forever , a new guy might change make that happen

49. ScottSchneider

Posts: 336; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

I heard from a reliable source that the first meeting is actually over for Nokia to jump on to Android. This happened probably two weeks ago... Might take another year for the process to actually move... hoping for the best.

7. flower99

Posts: 54; Member since: Nov 18, 2012

since elop is pro ms, let the ceo utilise his ms experience to nokia. That way nokia can turn to profit stage and earn some extra cash, store more and more cash in two years time, then nokia can afford to release the monster spec on android :)

12. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

they r doing great with WP but they can rock with android.......

16. wendygarett unregistered

Everyone rock Motorola on android too, why's moto still on loss stage?

37. geniusjatt

Posts: 21; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

fuc***g hardware

41. centurion

Posts: 25; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

their updated it really suck

17. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

They're NOT doing great with WP. Nokia 5230, a touch screen symbian phone, sold tens of millions units. 5580 xm, more than 20 million. Nokia N8, almost ten million! For the last quarter, Nokia sold a pathetic 4.4 million WP phones. Do the math, can you?

28. LumiaLover

Posts: 237; Member since: Sep 27, 2012

Derrrrr 4.4 x 4 = 17.6M...not far from the 20 million 5230s you speak of and that assumes static sales, where we know that Nokia Lumia sales are growing all the time as Nokia release to new markets and carriers. I'm not sure if you are a bit DIM or just 5 years old....but why don't you do the math(s)!!

54. -RVM-

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Well, you're comparing here one Symbian model with all available WP models. In 2010, for example, Nokia sold 100 millions of Symbian smartphones.

65. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Holly s**t, you got 7 thumbs up for that?!?! My God.. windows phone fans are clearly utter retards.. Actually kid, the Wikipedia states 5230 sold over 100 million units alone..as for symbian, it sold HUNDREDS of millions in total. And now I'm outta here because if I see another reply im afraid my brain will get hurt.

75. SleepingOz unregistered

Definitely! Arguing with them is like playing chess with pigeons.. Even if they know they're wrong they'll act as if they got it right or will flee by deviating from the topic.

94. LumiaLover

Posts: 237; Member since: Sep 27, 2012

Who's deviating from the topic...and what does that quote mean...are you Eric Cantona?

100. kujee

Posts: 11; Member since: May 03, 2011

it is the programing used in both and sympian maemo and mego oss

93. LumiaLover

Posts: 237; Member since: Sep 27, 2012

Over what period, and in which countries and with which carriers? If Symbian is so good why were Nokia in the sh*t they were in? They clearly didn't have confidence in the platform when compared to the new platforms of the day. Perhaps they did sell 100 million units, but that is when they had very little competition. You're not making a fair comparison.

68. totally_rad

Posts: 13; Member since: Jan 29, 2013

where does that x4 come from? and when there are phones out there that sell 40kk even your 17.6 suck. and how much do you expect these numbers to rise? in two months we'll get new flagships from samsung, htc, lg and moto and the lumis 920 still hasn't been released in many countries.... also wp sucks

95. LumiaLover

Posts: 237; Member since: Sep 27, 2012

Totally Rad....that says it all. Did you jump off your skateboard to make that comment Dude? X4...hhhmmmm...the clue is in the word Quarterly Lumia 920 is gradually being launched across the globe and new carriers are just about to launch in the UK. I'm afraid that you have missed the point completely...why would Nokia want to launch an Android Lumia 920 and try to compete with all of these new phones you are talking about? Nobody can compete with Samsung at the moment. Why be a small fish in a big pond when you can be the big fish in a small pond? In doing this, Nokia's phones get more press coverage and better press coverage. I think Nokia are very clever

99. totally_rad

Posts: 13; Member since: Jan 29, 2013

>>Lumia 920 is gradually being launched across the globe and new carriers are just about to launch in the UK. IT'S 2013!!!!! we're two weeks away from WMC! lumia 920 will look like a piece of wood in a month! and it costs OVER 500€ unlocked without a contract! also when you'll be able to apply a wallpaper, then maybe ppl will take wp seriously.

111. LumiaLover

Posts: 237; Member since: Sep 27, 2012

Really...is that the big selling point of Android a bloody wallpaper! Get over yourself! Personally speaking I like a phone which doesn't lag every 10 minutes and remains fluid and stable. Come WMC the Lumia 920 will still have unique features over and above the highest end Android phone...low light photography and super sensitive display to name just two. Oh and it's just about invincible compared to any other phone

85. kujee

Posts: 11; Member since: May 03, 2011

at least th old nokia was not on sale with buy one get one offer .... Tell me if you are so much of a geek which is better, More apps or less apps free apps or paid apps, customizable interface or fixed interface, OS that allow variation of hardware or hardware fixed OS Open source or Closed source developers should get supported and get paid or pay for licenses..... I think that you are the one who needs to do the math

103. mobilefuture

Posts: 224; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

Darac, how can you even put up that comparison? 5230? Seriously? Dude that was when Nokia still had recognition. It was before Android brought it too its knees. That time is over. I get it android on Nokia would kill Samsung and the other OEMs but it's still putting up a competition without it. Even if it's a small fight it still is. If the OSs can't be compared cuz they're completely different then look at the specs. Or features. I mean best low light and OIS is pretty darn tempting. The thing is android would be awesome but WP8 ain't bad either. I'm a Nokia fanboy but I'm realistic. I bought an HTC explorer whe I could've gotten a lumia 510 or 610. I even recommend android to others. So you're not some big pro and neither am I going but at least we can think realistically. :)

35. LumiaLover

Posts: 237; Member since: Sep 27, 2012

I agree with you. I think the WP8 platform is perfect for Nokia. They are the top handset with loads of innovative features and great specs. The build quality is always there with Nokia and they are getting some great press for the Lumia 920. I think they will release a new slicker high end WP8 phone this year and they may not be able to resist the demand for them to make an Android device. Nokia are the pioneers of quality handsets. Forget Apple, they can't hold a light for Nokia for consistent quality. Nokia took their eye off the ball and they have paid a heavy price, but they are back in the game with the Lumia 920 and the only way is up for them now.

43. tuminatr

Posts: 1123; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

make both, Android phones are hot right now

82. Phullofphil

Posts: 1789; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

The best way to succede and what they need to do is release phones gor both windowd and android but they need to start playing the hardware game and. Put the best specs inside there quility materials that they always use along with the awesome cameras that are in them. Thats how the mobile phone market going to be from here on out. They should basicaly take all the best hardware and make aphone that has the best specs and rekease that phone on both android and windows phone that. Nobody has done that yet. Why nobody has is a surprise

2. zazori08

Posts: 113; Member since: Dec 21, 2011

well. i would like nokia to alternate flagshipd like wp in h1 and android in h2 and so on.

3. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Ouch. Where are that Nokia fanb... ah forget it, I think it's good for the Finns to back Win8 as long as strong competition forces Google and Apple to keep improving their OS. The one device I'd love to have though is an Android with the 808 lens. Oppo licensed Sony's Exmor RS, why not go one bigger and do a cameraphone? Don't forget to leave your like (reasonable readers) or dislike (Nokia fanboys) vote.

80. Phullofphil

Posts: 1789; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

I am a reasonable reader and dont realy care for windows phone yet I had a htc 8x and returned it. But I hate when people asume somthing about sombody just because how they vote

4. flower99

Posts: 54; Member since: Nov 18, 2012

seriously? WebOS? Such a troll that 4.89%

5. Ray.S

Posts: 457; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

Hey, WebOS is a great OS! Or at least it was...

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