Nokia + Android .... the super-killer combo !

devx101

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Nokia has a backup plan if Windows Phone 8 fails - GSMArena.com news

:bomb::bomb::bomb::bomb:

"In an interview aired on a Finnish TV, Risto Siilasmaa, a member of the Nokia board of directors, said that Android is the company's "backup plan" if Windows Phone 8 fails."

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Microsoft will buy nokia and all their patents before it happens..Windows phone 8 hardware will take 4-5 months by that time nokia would be out of cash..
 

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Update: Nokia got in touch with us and it turns out the interview was wrongly interpreted. When asked what the company's backup plan was, Nokia's chairman hasn't explicitly stated that Android is in it. Here's the exact quote: "[...] like any responsible board, we must be prepared for alternatives, but that is not our focus today [...]".

you have been trolled. i was surprised to see the first post of the thread because he never said android was their backup plan. gsmarena did bad journalism and reported a wish as a fact. it was a linkbait and you fell for it. a lot of us want nokia to develop android based devices. but nokia has not said anything about it.

their backup plan could be anything. the strong is selling their smartphone division to microsoft and focus on budget and mid range of the market. microsoft probably would not be interested in this segment of the market where profits are low.

nokia and microsoft are too involved today. microsoft has been paying nokia around 250 million dollars every quarter for their support on windows phone. nokia maps is being deeply integrated with microsoft bing maps. microsoft and nokia have a patent agreement which allows a single entity to license them to third party companies.

nokia cannot get rid of microsoft easily. they would have to get out of all these deals which has become a huge liability for them and for anyone who might be interested in acquiring nokia. it is very unlikely that nokia would be able to sell android devices in the near future even if their board fires elop and drop windows phone from their portfolio.
 


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Well i read that update before posting, it is quite likely that Nokia will never accept that in first hand till last.But logically speaking they have very few alternatives. If WP is a failure they have to run somewhere and Android is the only alternative. Symbian anna,belle,meego etc etc are way too dangerous to even think of revival.And it is very likely that WP will fail yet again, the UI looks so bore even on an comp screen...It can't take on IOS and Android for sure.
 

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Sigh. You'd think if *any* device manufacturer was to adopt Android, a Linux-based OS, it would be Nokia. Damn Elop. It looks like he's been positioning Nokia for a takeover from day-1. Looking at his history, this seems to be his speciality.
 

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Nokia "could" become another Palm, with Apple or Microsoft sitting on shltload of patents.But Windows could save nokia WM is an excellent multi-tasking platform.( better than Ios for sure and rivals android but handles memory bettter than android)More over consumers expect and need their phones to integrate with their desktop computers in a simple and easy way. Windows Mobile wins in this scenario, hands down. It is designed from the ground up to integrate with both Exchange Servers in the corporate world, and with Outlook environment.We people on this forum are all have more than basic knowlegde about OS's and its enviroments but people on the street will pick up a device that is easy to use and reliable. ( and ofcourse marketed with a little flare) I think Windows Mobile still has a lot to offer and nokia still has a chance with windows 8. Before everybody attacks me for siding with microsoft and windows 8 ........ hold your horses and go grab a beer. Happy friday .
 


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Don't forget that Ubuntu is readying for the smartphone market and is looking at potential manufacturers. And none better than the out of sorts Nokia to help them out.
 

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lol. ubuntu on mobile devices as a native platform is not really going to work. it's not like there are shortage of mobile platforms available to nokia to pick from. there are tons out there. the problem is that they discarded meego to focus on windows phone.
 

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because i do not see ubuntu based mobile OS running on budget segment devices which is essential for any company to survive in the mobile market? you need a platform that can run on devices priced at 10K to 40K.
 

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