Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Feb 2011 11:35 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless A lot of people are wondering why Nokia didn't choose to go with Android. How can Nokia differentiate themselves when Android is a lot more open and free than Windows Phone 7? As usual, the key to this is in the details. If you read the announcements carefully, you'll see that Microsoft offered Nokia something Google most likely didn't. Update: What a surprise. Elop just confirmed Nokia has a special deal with Microsoft. Whereas HTC, Samsung, and so on are not allowed to customise WP7 - Nokia is, further confirming my theory.
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So? They have Ovi maps, Ovi store, etc. There is also community port of Qt to Android which already works quite well. If they finished it and installed on their phones by default, Symbian/Qt developers would have path forward. Sure, it would segment Android ecosystem, but it would be Google's problem, not Nokia's.

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