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Would you get an Android phone for its Nokia branding? (poll results)

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It it is pretty evident that even in this day and age Nokia still has a loyal brand following and name recognition, which might be enough to give it an edge in the crowded Android market. That is why we asked you last week if you would get a Nokia Android phone for the sake of old times and that logo on the chassis. A surprisingly high number (40%) of our 2580 respondents answered affirmatively, while equally impressive 51% are open to the idea, provided that the specs and design prove alluring. Less than 9% think it's too late for Nokia to make any inroads with an Android phone, which bodes well for the purported Nokia Android launch in the spring.

Nokia is back with Android phones! This might be the thought on the mind of every nostalgically inclined Nokia fan after today's HMD press release that they will indeed be launching Android phones with the venerable brand next year. For those Nokia aficionados of yesteryear the presser reads like "freedom from Microsoft oppression!," or "Nokia back in Finland!" or "finally an Android-powered Nokia!", but today's smartphone industry environment is rather different from the one just two years ago.

We have the Apple-Samsung duopoly in the high-end class that will be incredibly hard to challenge in any meaningful way, that is why HMD is said to come up with midrange Nokia Android handsets at first. That's not to say that the phones won't be fine, but some really exciting and top-shelf features might be left for a later date, depending on how the first batch fares on the market. 

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Would you get an Android phone for the Nokia branding?
Well, let's see what they come up with first... 51.43% (1327 votes) (1327 votes)
Oh yes, I've been waiting on a Nokia Android for a while! 39.92% (1030 votes) (1030 votes)
Nah, who cares 8.64% (223 votes) (223 votes)

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Would you get an Android phone for its Nokia branding? (poll results)
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posted on 05 Dec 2016, 09:18 3

1. Dr.SamX (Posts: 191; Member since: 19 Jan 2015)

Basically it will all depend on the design!
If they can come up with something good looking, running stock Android and branded with the name "Nokia" this could work out!

posted on 05 Dec 2016, 10:55 1

2. Johnnokia (Posts: 1146; Member since: 27 May 2012)

I believe in them. Almost all HMD employees are former Nokians, So I will get their first flagship for sure.

posted on 05 Dec 2016, 13:11 6

3. lyndon420 (Posts: 5017; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)

I would've back in the day had they made them when everyone else was. Now being so late into the game...not likely unless they can somehow impress which isn't likely now.

posted on 06 Dec 2016, 12:08

4. nghtwng68 (Posts: 104; Member since: 26 Nov 2009)

Nokia needs to impress us BIG TIME! All the loyal Nokia users jumped to a now and very polished Android, iOS, Samsung, Apple, LG, Sony, etc.
A battle of wills with Nokia and Microsoft merger has left both companies all but forgotten and little identity in the mobile market place.

posted on 07 Dec 2016, 01:34

5. unideedtec (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Dec 2016)

Nokia is known for its hardware durability, unmatched battery life and carl zeiss optics and a practical UI. Strong selling points in a smartphone. Since Nokia left these technologies advanced to a better level. If only Nokia could realize that a good Li-po battery, gorilla glass style screen protection, and a combo of branded optics and xenon style flash will definitely attract the users. This is the age of processor wars, esp among Android phones. A manageable UI will definitely be welcomed without having to bother about the heavy 6gb ram or the last processor. Moreover that will help saving some juice.

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