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Report: Nokia Has Been Working on an Android Phone

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December 11, 2013 11:40:57 AM

I call BS

if it was still merely partnered with Microsoft, then fine... but I can't see a Microsoft OWNED Nokia using another OS
December 11, 2013 11:46:13 AM

Highly unlikely.
Modifying the whole OS doesn't sound like a moneymaker for a half/outside/of/water company like Nokia.
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December 11, 2013 11:54:34 AM

Yeah I can't see Microsoft selling Android products. It would be like Apple selling a low end Android phone....
December 11, 2013 12:21:45 PM

"Report: Nokia Has Been Working on an Android Phone"

"According to The Verge, this device was in development before Microsoft agreed to buy Nokia, "

???

Maybe the title should have been, 'Report: Nokia previously worked on an android phone". The current title has totally wasted my time
December 11, 2013 1:12:38 PM

Yea, Android.... name sounds cool but that's about it. Really just a mess of an OS. I'll take the smooth and crystal clean Win8 phone OS any day (just keep it off my desktop, doesn't work there).
December 11, 2013 5:30:05 PM

Forking Android might help you differentiate... but not in a good way. How would that be better than either using a lightly modified Android (with access to Play) or just using an entirely different OS (such as WP8)? That's such an absurd idea. The only reason Amazon has had ANY success with this idea is that they have their own app library, plus huge amounts of media content, on top of good hardware and excellent prices.

If a vendor like Nokia were to just wake up one day and decide to do the same, their app situation would sink their ship. If they had gone Android (past tense) the only way to do it would be a semi-custom UI and some exclusive apps, and full access to Google Play. Would that have been enough to keep them from being another HTC? Hard to say.
December 12, 2013 5:23:58 AM

So does that mean the Nokia is peeing in it's pants!
December 13, 2013 8:40:01 AM

What I would really like is to see Nokia Competing in the Android Space...
I really miss the Nokia Days.
even after 6 years of extra development google maps is still not as good as nokia maps was on my e51.
December 14, 2013 1:55:38 AM

p05esto said:
Yea, Android.... name sounds cool but that's about it. Really just a mess of an OS. I'll take the smooth and crystal clean Win8 phone OS any day (just keep it off my desktop, doesn't work there).

WP8 is more messy than android. It's better now than in April, when i started using it, but i'm merely tolerating it.

WP8 is more restrictive than Android while not being as well done as iOS, so you end up stuck in the middle, with a bit of both but really no solid advantages of either.
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