You think Nokia might be very successful on the saturated Android market (poll results)


In case you missed it, last week Nokia announced that it is about to enter the Android market and try to take it by storm. Sort of. 

Nokia just announced that you will be able to find its brand name on a new range of Android-powered smartphones and tablets in the near future thanks to a strategic licensing agreement with HMD global. The latter is a Finland-based company that just acquired the exclusive rights to the "Nokia" branding and intellectual property from Microsoft for the next ten years.

Well, so far so good, but will it be able to compete with the major players in the industry, which have already established their positions on the smartphone market. Despite the popularity of Nokia's brand image has hardly diminished, the likes of Samsung and Apple aren't going to cave in to newcomers. All the other phone manufacturers either.

Anyway, we asked you whether Nokia might be competitive, and the majority of you think that Nokia-branded devices have a chance of competing on the market, all things considered. At the same time, 35.82% of all those who voted are on the fence and desire to see a device before they jump to conclusions. Finally, 14.6% of you think Nokia's heyday is long gone.

Nokia's about to enter the Android market, do you think it will be able to compete with the major players?

Yes, absolutely!
49.58%
I am not sure yet, let me see a device first.
35.82%
No, Nokia's too little, too late...
14.6%

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74 Comments

82. Edubarca

Posts: 7; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

Well, Whatev, what we need is not just another Android. What we need is a HIGH QUALITY Android. Samsung might be selling well but it leaves much to be desired as far as quality is concerned. Battery just lasts a few hours per charge, That stupid touch screen is not reliable and all over the Samsung is not high quality for an outrageous price!! Nokia wasn't cheap BUT it was very, very high quality naturally, before Microsoft and the stupidities made by S. Elop,. If Nokia comes back with the same quality as they used to, rest assure, they will climb to No. 1 in no time at all.

81. Gabbarx

Posts: 13; Member since: Jul 20, 2015

The only fear i have is Samsung will pay review ers to destroy the Nokia image.

79. whatev

Posts: 2469; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Honestly I think it'd be difficult for Nokia to take back its former place as android is extremely saturated, we can see most of the OEM's struggling to make profits steadily, the only brand who is having relatively high returns is Samsung and it'd be difficult for Nokia to take that place taking into consideration they would another player with no differentiation as they used to have before, I think they should come up with something of their own to make a difference as they did in the past, I used to love Nokia but after Microsoft I was very disappointed and I don't think android could make Nokia have the same image they had a few years ago

74. Shocky unregistered

Nokia still have great brand recognition, they just need the hardware and better phone designs and they would sell. If Nokia fail to make any gains it's their own fault, they can't blame in on the market.

65. Edubarca

Posts: 7; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

Nokia had several manufacturing places worldwide, my Nokia E72 for instance, was Made in China, but that doesn't matter as long as the quality is high. Nissan cars are made in Mexico, Renault in Colombia and other countries and the quality is good.l Nikon cameras are made in Thailand etc. Nikon is always a Nikon. I could mention hundreds of companies that have their products made in China or South America in order to bring down costs.

62. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

The biggest thing they have against them, they are not in control of building their own phones, simply product control. This can work out for or against. Usually you are delegated to what 'everyone else has', as a result you loose out on unique features that would set you apart. Carl Zeiss probably wont be present, currently they deal with one manufacture at a time, and right now its MS unless something has changed.

69. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

That's true of most smartphone makers out there. See post 59, most of the bigger players aren't making their own devices, including Apple & Microsoft.

61. deewinc

Posts: 455; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

FOXCONN that will be a Chinese handset with Nokia branding such as Alcatel with TCL

60. Edubarca

Posts: 7; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

Well, as long as Nokia keeps the Rolls Royce quality it had, I'm absolutely sure it will take over at least Samsung market which is not exactly the Rolls of smartphones. To me Samsung is just a Ford or Chevrolet, with all due respect. I am still using my 6 year old Nokia E72 with absolute success. Yes, it is not Android but for my needs, it fits fine. It has never failed, battery lasts two days with internet working, it is almost indestructible and most especially, IT HAS QWERTY key board. It just can't stand the stupid and overrated touch screens. AND all spare parts are easily available if ever needed. Just like a 1929 Rolls Royce!!

48. crusher

Posts: 16; Member since: Oct 20, 2012

its a licensed 3rd part manufacturer and it will be just crappy, its useless and will cause more damage to Nokia brand Just like the quality Lenovo put out after IBM PC division was sold to them

59. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

So they're going to have their stuff built by another company, as it is with most every mobile company around. From all reports, they're going to use Foxconn to manufacture them. Foxconn manufactures for Apple, Sony, Google, Huawei, Xiaomi, BlackBerry, Acer, and Microsoft. So if they're crappy, then you could say the same for everyone else on the list.

39. siddharthayadav202

Posts: 286; Member since: Apr 23, 2016

And if samsung really bring bendable sevices next year that are actually cool, I would expect flagship war won. And if holographic display in 4-5 year, them they will likely rule..

37. siddharthayadav202

Posts: 286; Member since: Apr 23, 2016

No one in the world can tell. If they price it on par with other manufactures like LG and HTC, then they will surely fall. If on par with Samsung, can't say. If cheaper than Samsung, likely.

42. rkoforever90

Posts: 508; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

lg phones are well priced

32. pureviewuser

Posts: 501; Member since: Nov 11, 2012

Revive and develop Symbian make the device dual bootand have windows os and im in for sure.

30. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

I can't see them returning as kings,not at all, impossible not in the next 5 years. Their name would appeal for a lot of people and many would buy it but not in the huge numbers as Sony, LG or especially Samsung. They may get more successful than Alcatel or some other companies but what do they have ? Their technology is several years old, they had to be unique and I don't think they would make any software innovation to Android since any addition will make it lag (look at Touchwise) About hardware: Their old devision is sold to Microsoft which fired a lot lot of their employees and engineers and I don't think they will get back to Nokia because that would be a huge risk. Also since smartphones have only a screen then it would be very hard to make any new look that become much different than other smartphones. If they added a new hardware tool then it would make it expensive which will make it ot appealing to general consumer .Sorry for long comment TL;DR They can't come back as kings after leaving several years.

33. 444777

Posts: 399; Member since: May 02, 2016

Good point, but it's Android Nokia. .....

77. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

Andorid : the free OS that gives Chineese OEM advantage of being powerful cheap phones, something weren't there in the glory days of Nokia.

35. jeevanand88 unregistered

Buddy!! If they say that they would come back, wouldnt they thought all ur points in their mind?!! :D They invest, we just sitting on our desk and commenting... That difference!! ;)

76. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

As you said they will invest and investing money isn't easy for a risky plan. Unless they had a great plan, they will probably play it safe for couple of years and make good quality phones,but I doubt they will make any flagship phones but probably they will focus on good midrange phones. Only time will tell the future of Nokia phones.

56. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Their technology is running in WM devices right now. And I haven't seen a big change from them since they bought them out. The difference is, MS bought the tech, but Nokia created it. Who would be more able to come up with new tech, people who bought the tech, or those that created it? And there's no reason (unless they're already working somewhere else) that those engineers couldn't be rehired again. If you really look at it, MS did the same thing to Nokia as Lenovo did to Motorola. Buy a company for a name and some tech, fire the current employees and replace them with their own. But I will agree they won't be number out of the gate. And I imagine Nokia know that as well.

66. Babert

Posts: 168; Member since: May 08, 2013

WRONG, I would definitely get a N93i with android and updated, capable camera! it would be the best clamshell cellphone. take a look at N93is' craftsmanship and mechanism, now combine that with android and a 16MP Carl Zeiss optics. if only Nokia has made this move 6 years ago instead of alliance with Microsoft!

78. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

They won't make such a huge phone (since average Screen size is 5inch these days) If they make cameras like old days or even like Nokia Lumia 920 or 1020 then I certainly thinks they will get attention and get some profits ,but it needs time, it can't just jump after all people abandoned it . People will wait and see reviewers and see what some of their friends thought about it . A lot of people won't even notice that Nokia is back (unless a good marketing was done)

67. Babert

Posts: 168; Member since: May 08, 2013

WRONG, I would definitely get a N93i with android and updated, capable camera! it would be the best clamshell cellphone. take a look at N93is' craftsmanship and mechanism, now combine that with android and a 16MP Carl Zeiss optics. if only Nokia has made this move 6 years ago instead of alliance with Microsoft!

15. jeevanand88 unregistered

Building an android device isthe easiest of any other platform. Nokia made a very right step to go with android now. They should have done this well before collaborating with Windows. If they trusted android instead of windows, things now would have been so much different.. Its really too late, but they can come back with a single flagship killer unit to rule the mobile world...!!

14. Xravn

Posts: 1; Member since: May 23, 2016

My dream would be that they used their time off these last couple of years to get back MeeGo and build on it. Loved N9 and the operating system. Loved the swiping and the easy multitasking capabilities

13. Babert

Posts: 168; Member since: May 08, 2013

just throw the best camera of the N era with carl zeiss lenz and android in the remarkable designs of N series clamshell and business class E series and i'll kiss Samsung bye bye! Voted YES!

11. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Game is over.

44. 444777

Posts: 399; Member since: May 02, 2016

For iphones.

9. Eraman

Posts: 164; Member since: Dec 13, 2015

If they make a lumia 950/950XL like with 4GB of RAM and SD820/823 for 500$ then they will success

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