Google VP Jabs at Nokia via Twitter

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    Google VP of engineering Vic Gundotra, recently took a funny jab at Nokia via a Tweet. The setup for this 'verbal' poke is that Nokia will soon hold its Capital Markets Day press event on Friday, February 11 in which they will announce what new OS they will partner with for their smartphones. Also, recently Nokia's CEO, Stephen Elop, said that he believes Nokia is years behind other competitors like the iOS and Android, and that the company has to do better in the smartphone OS battles. Furthermore, most insider info in the industry suggests that Nokia has decided to go with 'Windows Mobile 7' as its new OS of choice to replace or operate alongside Symbian and Meego.

    Thus was born Mr Gundotra's Twitter comment above. He is probably referring to the combination of Nokia and Microsoft. His comment is pretty hilarious in that 'oh noes... did he just say that? Snap!' kinda way...

    Source: Android.net via SlashGear
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    Google is cool... Microsoft is my favorite... (just not for phones because they don't seem to want to move forward)
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    The choice of WinMo is interesting. All else equal, Nokia will make less money on competitively priced phones because they are paying a licensing fee to MS. Although maybe MS is so desperate to get a foothold they'll license WinMo for peanuts.

    You could also say that WinMo is a way for Nokia to differentiate it's handsets. Apple would probably want a bundle to license IOS, if they would even do it, and Android is already a very competitive space (consider that Sony Erickson and LG aren't even major players in Android yet but have plenty in the pipeline).
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    i kind of feel like an idiot but i dont get the joke here...?
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    the tweet "two turkeys don't make an eagle"... He's referring to the rumored partnership of MS and Nokia, two "turkeys" who've gotten theirs handed to them in the smartphone market.
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    Sounds to me like somebody is upset that Nokia , the biggest cell phone manufacturer in the world didn't want to sign a contract with them :)) . For now Google has to stick with Motorola who has a 2.8% market share and HTC with 1.8 % , compared to Nokia at 28.2 % . Who's the turkey here ?
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    IMO a Nokia running Android would be the greatest phone ever , Nokia's quality has always been top notch .
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    I would also like to see Nokia go android...
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    Exactly. This only makes sense to (mostly) people that live in the US.

    The rest of the world doesn't see the Google/Motorola/HTC "monopoly" because it's a purely localized thing.

    Seems a bit ignorant and small minded at first. But when you realize the twiterer already knows this, it's really kind of dishonest.
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    Just a FYI: Turkeys do actually fly...
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    appreciate the clarification there kodiak and ck. it went over my head but you gave me a glove to catch it
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    I think it is not a localized marketed phone. The thing is that very few people use Nokia phones in US. The reason is OS, features, hardware and many more.
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    Have you ever used a Nokia ? I had a couple in the past and the hardware is top notch . The software has plenty of features , full Flash and everything , it actually got Flash way before Android . And the camera , I have yet to meet a phone that beats a Carl Zeiss lens on a Nokia .
    My guess is that Nokia doesn't sell in US not because it's a bad phone , but because the carrier doesn't sell it . See , the carriers from the rest of the world are not so much into selling phones , they are more into providing services . The main carriers in Europe ( Orange , Vodafone , T-Mobile etc ) are all using the same frequencies so you can use any phone you want on any of the carriers . There are stores that sell phones with no affiliation to any of the carriers , those are phones exactly like the manufacturer produces them with no carrier specific modification . In US you buy what the carrier is selling you , you pretty much have no choice . That's why Optimus 2x , Galaxy S , Desire HD , Phone 7 etc, is selling in Europe months before they get to VZ if they ever get here . A lot of great phones don't ever get to US .
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