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The users: Nokia will be better off with Android

0. phoneArena posted on 29 Jan 2013, 04:52

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...

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posted on 29 Jan 2013, 11:28 1

71. lyndon420 (Posts: 5005; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)

Seen any tv spots lately where kids are used to show the simplicity of using Android? Oops...that's WP...my bad. Kids are a lot smarter these days than you give them credit for, and it kind of makes you look bad by saying its for kids when you are unsure how to use a product to its full potential.

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 07:00

98. LumiaLover (Posts: 194; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)

Oh my God. My point regarding kids was linked to the fact that I find Android gimmicky. I have a SGS3 and it's fantastic but I'm just bored with Android. I think perhaps it's because there are too many options to customise.

posted on 31 Jan 2013, 00:49

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

And thats why I took what you said literally....cuz you literally said it.

If you are bored with Andorid, thats fine. Some ppl do wanna a change of scenery. I dont think that makes it for kids all of a sudden tho.

I know someone in their laet 20's doing college work a few years ago that had to use my Android phone because their BB internet experience was lacking greatly. They used my Android phone to complete and turn in the work.

They became an Android and iPhone convert after that experience. I dont think they will ever go back to BB. I dont really know.

posted on 31 Jan 2013, 07:47

113. LumiaLover (Posts: 194; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)

OK.....look I retract the 'Android is for Kids' statement and replace it with 'it is my opinion that Android is a bit too gimmicky'

I hope this ends the matter lol

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 08:06 2

44. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

I'm an "everyday user" (I don't hack my daily-use phones or install non-approved apps), and WP works much better for me than Android. It is innately more clever, appealing, reliable, and efficient, and it gets done what I need it to without fuss, drama, and in less time and fewer steps. Just what an "everyday user" wants and needs. And I didn't have to setup any widgets or macros to do it, or "customize" it just to make it work. It is the most satisfying phone I have yet owned, and I am looking forward to continuing the experience when I upgrade (once T-Mobile gets a Lumia flagship)

posted on 31 Jan 2013, 00:40

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

Only ones you mentioned I have an issue with is its more efficient. Maybe clever and in less time and fewer steps too.

Reliable and gets it done without the fuss....well....I have no complaints about it. I use Motorola mostly. HTC and Samsung had some issues for me.

Widgets....here is some of what I use:

Volume widget that can go between different volume profiles I setup.

Flashlight widget that turns the flash n off.

Beautiful Widgets for time and weather. Time is redundant...but it gives me easy access to the weather and my alarm settings.

My Verizon widget that shows me what my current data use is and access to my account thru my phone.

Widgetsoid that I setup with different on/off widgets. Some turn things on n off...others takes you to the settings area where it is. Widgetsoid is in the pull down shade. It can be on a home screen too.

Widget Locker so I can have whatever widget or icon I want on my lock screen. On my lock screen I have 4 music widgets. 3 stream music and play music off my phone, 1 is stream only...but I can download the streams to my phone for offline use. I have that many cuz I had credits with some and some I got a single song cheaper than the others.

So I ask a serious question.....how would a flashlight app or a volume control app work on WP? Cuz to me...widgets are very efficient and clever. I use the volume one and music ones daily. Flashlight when I need it. Weather one daily now that the weather is going back n forth.

And every widget I mentioned is in the Play store. None need root. Some do get extra functionality with root, but its not needed. I also think widgets are very functional.

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 05:35 4

20. jove39 (Posts: 1977; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Nokia's decision to with WP is not bad...but they should also embrace Android...all other OEM (Samsung, LG, Huwaei, ...) have WP and Android devices in their portfolio.

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 05:45

21. wendygarett (unregistered)

The sad part is that Nokia has no more money to invest after the 5 years consecutive of loss :(

If Nokia still has excess amount of cash, investors will demand for the android, and they wouldn't vote elop in the 1st places :(

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 12:40

72. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)

After Q4 results, Nokia has almost 6 billion in cash. Not bad, for a company ppl like yourself claim is broke ;o)

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 05:51 9

24. Mozarrt (Posts: 301; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)

Its because everybody is a fandroid on this website.

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 09:03 1

53. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 904; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

Until the next person calls everyone an iSheep. Grow up and have a real opinion on the topic.

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 09:26

59. Just_a_boy (Posts: 183; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

For me iOS>WP>Android
The positions may change if WP gets more apps
I'm a Lumia 920 user and the phone lose for iPhone only in terms of apps

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 06:26 3

26. shadez10 (Posts: 427; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)

And then suddenly Google and Nokia releases Nexus N...
Im dreaming... lol

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 07:03 4

27. LumiaLover (Posts: 194; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)

And pray tell...how do Nokia compete with Samsung, HTC, Sony and the miriad of Chinese manufacturers who are currently getting their act together?

Look at HTC and the quality handsets they are producing at the moment and they can't touch Samsung for sales or profit.

Android is for kids....WP8 is for adults. It has class....more class than a Fandroid can cope with. Nokia and WP8 were made for each other...the highest quality device on the classiest OS....simples

And all this is coming from a current owner of a SGS3! My wife got the HTC 8X just before Christmas and when we are chillin of an evening playing on our respective devices, I just can't stop myself looking enviously at her phone and the classy WP8. I know that there are going to be some trade offs in terms of customization etc, but I don't care. I get my Nokia Lumia 920 on Friday and I am the happiest man alive.

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 07:22 3

33. lyndon420 (Posts: 5005; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)

WP is classy? Sounds like a reason an iUser would use for buying an iphone. Are you sure that's an SG3 in your hand because apple did say people would be confused during the buying process.

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 07:34 2

36. LumiaLover (Posts: 194; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)

I used to like Android but I've grown out of it. It's all very subjective and everyone is entitled to their own opinion but I find IOS boring and Android is a bit too gimmicky for me now. I've never owned an iPhone and to be honest with you I'm anti Apple and Samsung...too much profit, too much power. I'm going with the underdog for now!

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 07:39 2

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

I dont think the millions upon millions of Android users...are kids.


You sound like a Blackberry and iPhone user combined.

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 08:07 3

45. LumiaLover (Posts: 194; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)

You really shouldn't take everything literally.

I've never used either of them. I've only ever had Android phones and yes I used to love the flexibility of the platform but sometimes too much flexibility can be boring....and quite frankly I'm bored with it. I'm also bored of hearing about Apple vs Samsung and their extortionate profits. Too big, too powerful.

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 08:19

47. RobotMan (Posts: 145; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

Don't confuse yourself between Apple and Samsung.
Apple make a lot of profit because of higher profit margin but Samsung need to sell a lot of phone.

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 08:53 3

50. LumiaLover (Posts: 194; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)

What difference does it make, whichever way you look at it they are both too big and too powerful and their total profit is too big. I'm rooting for the underdog from now on. I'm of the opinion that if a company is making billions of dollars profit, somebody somewhere is being ripped off! It's generally the consumer and the poor kids who work stupid hours for low pay.

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 19:24

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

lol...there is no other way to take that but literally. You actually said it.

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 08:54 2

51. LumiaLover (Posts: 194; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)

so what reason do you use for being a Fandroid?

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 09:52 2

61. lyndon420 (Posts: 5005; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)

Choice, with no-one to tell me what I am allowed/not allowed to do with my phone.

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 06:45

97. LumiaLover (Posts: 194; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)

That's fine...fair play to you...and I choose WP because I think it is nicer...fair play to me.

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 07:19 4

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

why would we want another android OEM?

Nokia, just stick to WP8.

David vs Goliath ok?

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 07:23 2

34. DerryAhmad (Posts: 287; Member since: 05 May 2012)

Blah.. No "Both" Option. Samsung and HTC does it. Why shouldn't Nokia? Why limiting the Poll option, Phonearena?

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 13:08

74. kozza3 (Posts: 715; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)

this is a good point, all these other people are too narrow minded

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 07:36 1

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

I didnt think better off with Android, I think both WP and Android....at least try. But....now that I think about Nokia apps.....its not gonna happen anytime soon...and it might hurt Nokia if they are not allowed to bring their own apps over to Android.

Who would give in in that situation? Google Maps...Nokia Maps, etc.

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 08:11 1

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

Now that I think about it.....Verizon Android phones have Google Maps and VZ Navigator...there is a chance a Nokia Android phone would have both Nokia and Google Apps.

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 09:54

62. gwhyte01 (Posts: 44; Member since: 09 Jul 2008)

Vz Navigator on android phones uses google maps.

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