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Nokia Does Not Want Android... Do You Care?

Discussion in 'Android News' started by WenWM, Oct 3, 2010.

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  2. Yes, They Are The Biggest Phone Marker, So I want Something

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  1. WenWM
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    You might have missed it but late last month Nokia execs said companies using Android are "peeing in their pants" to keep themselves warm. Now this comes from a company that their best smartphone came out about three years ago (which I owned) and have yet to bring anything relevant to the market since. He also added that Android is just temporary and will not give these companies long term cash flow. This infers that a company like Motorola is not looking into the future, just steady working in the present and when the Android rush is over... They will be too.

    Now I am not sure how that makes you feel. We all love Android and are waiting for the next best version to be released with PSN integration (Sony-Ericsson only), but Nokia seems certain about what they are talking about. That statement could mean either two things to you. One, Nokia has something in the works that will rival Android, and or two, they are just too sad about their falling market share that they are taking swing at everyone. Regardless this means Nokia will not be making it to the party, and so my question comes up... Do you really care?

    Reply with your opinion about this matter.

    Old News Via: Cnet
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    Nokia who?
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    Nope. All I want is HTC to bring over the Desire HD to the states. THAT'S one sweet phone!!

    If they don't want to jump on the android bandwagon that is fine. Competiton is good, it breeds creativity. But in the next two years, I'm sure Android will be at the top no doubt. I think it's just sour grapes on their part.

    I'm looking forward to android being on more than just smartphones. I'd LOVE an android laptop!! Now wouldn't that be something?? One can only hope. : )
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    Nokia who?

    Are these people actually considering the burst of android phones and the android OS to be just a fad? I really see them in the future regretting it.
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    That company is still around? No, I don't care.

    Sent from my OG Droid using Tapatalk
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    After growing up on Nokia phones in highschool (grad '01)
    I look at Nokia as the Microsoft of cell phones... (they're worldwide)
    They are one of the biggest and first... but like apple... They took the market over...
    Its like selling the Zune/N series... They just doesn't compete with the top competitor...
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    Who gives a crap about them. They can stay under that rock they've been living in for years. They just seem bitter because everyone else have passed them by.
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    Less carriers on Android = Less fragmentation = Less OMGWTF!!!

    This is fine with me :)
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    Its funny considering the Droid, Droid x, Milestone, Backflip, etc... completely revitalized the Motorola Mobile section (which Motorola originally wanted to split with, but now probably is scrambling to re-merge with).

    :motdroidvert:DROID:motdroidvert:

    And now the future looks even brighter for Motorola looking to expand their Android lines. It means Motorola doesn't have to focus on writing their own OS, it allows them to focus primarily on the Hardware to match an OS, and maybe tweak it to their liking.
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    Nokia was my very first phone with Verizon actually, even though the Antenna sucked, it got me through my first years of college.
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    Nokia is still around???
    I don't care one bit.
    I've never liked Nokia phones. They always looked boring and felt cheap.

    It doesn't make sense to not go with Android. Any idiot can tell that in a year or two Android will have be taking over the market.

    Whatever. I'm a motorola fan anyway. dancedroid
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    It's all about the app market when it comes down to it. A well fleshed out and continually upgraded app market is what is driving the iPhone forward, and if it continues for Android, Android will continue as a winner. So many of the other systems have essentially no app market, or a very expensive app market with few choices.

    Hardware is in one sense incidental. Yes, we want faster, better, larger, etc, but the ultimate piece of hardware that really can't do anything because there is no programming available that I can afford does noting for me.
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    hahaaa nokia. what an irrelevant company
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    Nokia is an old company in the realm of cell phones. They have seen bad times before and survived. I am betting they see the current market of cell phones dying off and they will reign king once again (did they ever truely reign king before...). Frankly, they are in denial. Unless they do something drastic, they are toast, or will eventually start making Android phones.
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    This thread made me laugh. When was the last time nokia even put anything out for US consumption, 2004? And even when they were relevant, their phones sucked. So no, I really don't care about nakio, nikoa, oh that's right Nokia.
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    dont care for Nokia. Android ftw!
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    I dont care that they dont want Android. I want Android. Thats all that matters. I would like to see Android on a Nokia smartphone tho, just to see what they could bring to the table.
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    At the same time motorola is a really old cell phone company, yet they managed to come out as a big player with the droid/milestone lineup and more.

    If nokia chooses to go another route, more power to them, its gonna be interesting to see what they'll do. If they have another app market, devs will scream, though. Ios, winmo 7, android, webOS, and the latest version of whatever nokia comes up with?

    Tapatalk on Motorola Droid, UDeXtreme 8.0.0
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    Sigh... the remarks made by Nokia had nothing to do with the user or the probable popularity of Android. Instead they were talking about the long term profitability of Android for the manufacturer.

    What they are expecting is that Android phones will go the way of Windows PC computers, where there will be little to differentiate a Motorola from an HTC. They will have to compete entirely on specs and pricing.

    For the consumer this isn't such a bad thing. It means major price and spec wars. For the manufacturer it means marginalized profits, just like in the low end PC market. It also means that Android would probably become one of the biggest, if not the biggest, OS in the mobil market.

    The is no telling if this will happen at this point. Each manufacturer is struggling to make sure that their Android offering is unique, offering different front ends and wide variations in design. A good portion of what dissatisfies current Android geeks is nothing more than manufactures trying their best to stay unique and build customer loyalty to their brand.
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    I see what you're saying, but I think its actually NOT short-sighted to go with an OS like Android.

    That's part of the reason PC's became so widespread and Apple's Commodores etc.. became "bleh", is the Multiple manufacturers yet one common OS. It allows developers and such to focus their energies on one maybe two OS's to write software for.

    I'm focusing on Motorola, but mainly because their Mobile division was in the pits just prior to releasing phones such as the Droid/Droid X/Milestone (and their other Android models), so it basically turned the Mobile division of Motorola into a profit-making enterprise once again.

    As for the other Manufacturers, companies like HTC, who have been making smartphones for a while now, have been making phones with multiple OS's: Windows Mobile, and now Android. I hear they're making a WinMo7 phone, too.

    One could say back in the day Apple was far-sighted when they chose not to make yet another IBM-PC clone that would run Microsoft DOS, but Apple only truly came out of their "niche" market when they made the not-so-great-featured-but-highly-polished iPod. Ever since the iPod (and yea, the iMac) came out, people finally started looking their way.
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