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

7. kindlefireowner

Posts: 504; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

The phone geeks who read these articles and love smartphones don't represent the general public who buys millions of smartphones monthly. The general don't care about Nokia making a smartphone anymore than they care about Sony, HTC, or LG smartphones. It's a crowded field with quality smartphones getting ignored regularly.

12. Babert

Posts: 165; Member since: May 08, 2013

I'm not a phone geek but I like Nokia phones, their designs and craftsmanship. so please...

29. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Wow such a great analysing. The general public care about Eony, LG, HTC? Thatt is why those are losing billions of dollars every year!. Nokia is extremely popular in Middle East, Africa, India, and Asia where the general public really aren't phone geeks

45. kindlefireowner

Posts: 504; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Clearly you can't read. I said the general public don't care about Sony, HTC, and LG.

50. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

feature phones are the most popular there. Remember for all the 'billions' of android devices in the wild, the average selling price is bellow 200bucks. We are not talking flagships by any stretch of the word.

55. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

The thing is, many people who buy features phones may go with a Nokia smartphone because of their experience with their feature phones. But don't forget, Nokia also had a large number of smartphones out pre iPhone era, so they could easily get back some of their former customers. And so what if they're not flagships? There are companies that do well I'm the lower segment. When Nokia was selling WP devices, their best sellers were in the lower end, so they know how to compete there. And a good experience with a lower model could translate to customers ponying up for a higher model down the road.

58. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Even your knowledge of geography is half baked. No need to separate India and middle East from Asia, as they are both in Asia

72. Rafishant

Posts: 395; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

Middle East is always classified with Africa or Europe in many financial reports of electronics companies. Asia almost means Southeast Asia. Same thing when you call someone as Middle Eastern and not Asian.

41. rkoforever90

Posts: 435; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

you might be joking in asia and middle east the brand nokia was a rage once. samsung shouldnt have been ia choice for these people if nokia made android phones

8. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Let's see if Nokia still got it, if Motorola was able to pull it off after falling flat on their face, so can the former King Nokia. I mean come on guys, let's give them the benefit of the doubt, don't jump to conclusions just because they failed once.

9. Eraman

Posts: 162; 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

18. 444777

Posts: 399; Member since: May 02, 2016

I like Wm10 or is it wp10?

19. grbrao

Posts: 294; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

yeah, 4GB RAM Memory Display SD820 FHD 4000mAh battery LTE-A USB type -C Pure android N. 42 MP Pure View Cam.. 600$ that is it................

23. Acdc1a

Posts: 473; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

You listed off $200 in parts...why wouldn't that be a possibility?

31. 444777

Posts: 399; Member since: May 02, 2016

Sd823 or E8890 5gb Ram

11. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Game is over.

44. 444777

Posts: 399; Member since: May 02, 2016

For iphones.

13. Babert

Posts: 165; 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!

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

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...!!

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: 165; 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: 165; 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!

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.
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