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

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...
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74 Comments

1. Acdc1a

Posts: 473; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

If I get Nokia voice quality (yes some of us use these devices as phones) then I'm sold.

36. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

If Nokia starts from where N8 and E7 were, than sky is the limit. Otherwise, it's just another android.

75. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I will buy Nokia if their Android phone is build like the same quality as their N series flag ship phone. 5 years ago Nokia has both hardware, map and music services. They just need to adopt Android and they will be the next Amazon. Even Google can't stop it and would have to work along with Nokia. But now, its just a fan dream. Too little, too late indeed.

2. 444777

Posts: 399; Member since: May 02, 2016

Voted yes. If the Nseries came back for multimedia, and Eseries for business and build quality, and finally 8series for who can afford it and for the prestige with excellent craftsmanship.

10. Babert

Posts: 165; Member since: May 08, 2013

Couldn't agree more! just throw the best carl zeiss lenz and android in the remarkable designs of n series and E series and i'll kiss Samsung goodbye! Voted YES!

64. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

i'm waiting for N-Series N10............ they will success.

3. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Blackberry moved to Android with an ok phone, but it could have been much better especially price wise. If they don't make the same mistake as blackberry did and they make it a universally unlocked phone, then they may actually succeed.

20. Acdc1a

Posts: 473; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

That's a valid point. A good higher end mid-range phone priced like a mid-range phone will do wonders for Nokia. Price it like a flagship and they're over before they even restarted.

25. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Nokia is not China

46. Acdc1a

Posts: 473; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

Neither was Motorola...

51. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

The difference is Motorola was sold to a Chinese company, Nokia hasn't been.

4. techietech

Posts: 29; Member since: Jan 24, 2016

As long as it still have the "Nokia" quality like before, then I would love to buy one

5. Odeira

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

Nokia is as "dead" in the mobile world as RadioShack to Americans, Dick Smith to Australians, and Target Canada. The most loyal of loyal folks WILL continue to buy and support it, but folks have written it off in the world of Apples and Galaxies.

17. jeevanand88 unregistered

Nothing is permanant in his world..!! when nokia alone was ruling the world who would think that apple and samsung would destroy Nokia?! They were selling masterpiece of devices with highsest quality. the only wrong thing they did was they tried different platforms like meego and windows. They were 'totalled'. If they tried with android in first attempt, galaxies no were came near nokias. Those galaxy developments so far we have seen would have come to nokias flagships...!!

22. Acdc1a

Posts: 473; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

Exactly. Motorola and Nokia ruled the mobile world pre i-Phone and no one saw that one coming.

28. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Nokia wasn't destroyed by Apple or Samsung, it was destoyed by themselves with the help of the Trojan horse who had been brought by Nokia board. Nokia could have simply been in Samsung place if they moved to Android in 2010

34. jeevanand88 unregistered

that 'themselves' should be that s**thead Stephen Elop...

40. 444777

Posts: 399; Member since: May 02, 2016

That POS. Whenever he goes out I heard that he keeps a bodyguard with him. Because the public wants to beat the crappy out of him. What an evil ill hearted scum.

47. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

I agree and disagree, Windows wasn't a wrong move till they just kept sticking to their guns and never tried Android.. sad

52. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Right, I couldnt understand why they didn't do both. They ended up doing it later, but it was a low range offering and traded out all of Google's services with Microsoft's.

49. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Nokia had no resources at the time to switch to android. Elop...your vaunted 'Trojan horse', actually spoke about using android before windows was even put on the table. Lack of resources and lack of ability to fully compete with Samsung on a monetary front, they saw themselves as just another android maker. And one that was bleeding fast. Windows paid them, was google going to pay them to produce yet 'another' handset? Probably not. You can thank MS for purchasing nokia, releasing their debts, letting them keep most of their patents (ask moto how that google deal broke out for them in terms of patents), and MS giving them the ability to actually make phones after a very short span of 2yrs. While they are a shell of their former self, they gotta do something to differentiate or else they are simply another android maker, ala zte/alcatel/etc...

53. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

So they were afraid to take on Samsung? I think with their Pureview camera tech they could've easily set themselves apart from just being another Android manufacturer. While they may not have been number one, it doesn't mean they couldn't have been a solid number 2 and made money on it. No, Google probably wouldn't have paid them to use Android, but most of Microsoft's other hardware partners had to pay to use WP, where with Android there wouldn't have been the licensing fees like on WP. Again, something like Pureview camera tech and their build quality would've at least put them on par with Samsung. And Nokia knows a lot more about cellular and radio reception than Samsung does, meaning they would have better cell and GPS reception, something Samsung isn't known for and one of the reasons I only owned one Samsung device. It could never get a quick GPS lock, and many times not a solid one either. Their cell reception was also worse than the HTC phones I had before it. I think you underestimate what Nokia could done had they originally gone the Android route. But at this point, many of the features that would've helped them are no longer available. HERE Maps is sold, IIRC their Pureview camera tech belongs to MS now, so that leaves their proficiency in cellular transmission.

63. TerryTerius unregistered

Doesn't matter how good your product is if you don't have the cash to compete in the public sphere. By compete with Samsung, I don't think they meant technology-based. More in terms of sheer marketing power. Samsung literally spends billions on marketing and they are quite good at it. Aside from the quality of their products, that is a huge reason that they managed to steamroll everyone else in the way. Nokia probably felt they couldn't counter that kind of cash.

70. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

But at the time they had to decide which way to go, Nokia was still a household name in most of the world. How many years after they started to decline did it take for others to overtake them? They had a built in customer base in most of the world, so marketing wouldn't have been as big a deal as it would be now. That customer base is why they had any initial gains with WP that they did. The problem for them going with WP was always app selection, which wouldn't have been an issue had they gone with Android.

73. jeevanand88 unregistered

Wat are you talking..!? When is nokia became Alcatel and ZTE... U know the quality, technology (especially that 41MP camera freaking insane even with lowgrade chipset) and standards of nokia when samsung was releasing its first galaxy mobiles... Nokia were the first phone to have OLED screens a decade before on N series. If nokia was with android, It wouldnot have been just another android maker for sure!!!

6. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Too many people dreaming. The only reason their first 2016 phone will sell well is because of marketing (will only work this time), after that they'll continue to sink. Should stick with WM or move to Tizen, that will help even more

27. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Yes, becuase Window Phone previously put them on the top, so they need to go with it again this time , just to destroy the entire company.

57. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

You're like a woman, you know that? They would have had a higher rate of sinking if they went for android

71. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

How can you say that with any certainty? When Android started out, no one predicted that HTC would fall as far as they have, or that Samsung would become the dominant player that they are. And going back to your first comment. If that is true, then how could any newcomer ever break into the mobile sphere? It's not simply name recognition, if there was a simple formula for success in mobile, then everyone could succeed.

54. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Samsung hasn't even been able to make Tizen a viable option yet, how is Nokia going to make that work? WM hasn't done them any good up until this point. What's that saying, "Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result."
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