Linked by David Adams on Sun 14th Jul 2013 17:49 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless A perennial question that revolves around Nokia is: why didn't it choose to go with Android to replace Symbian when it decided to kill that as its smartphone operating system in late 2010?
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Fergy
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2006-04-10

Holy f--k. Because HTC didn't receive financial support from Microsoft, which was valued above Android to Nokia. They were on the verge of dying.

Do you not understand this? Nokia receive $250 MILLION DOLLARS A QUARTER. Was Google about to open its purse strings? Of f--king course not, because they tried Android first.

So because HTC _didn't_ get a fat bonus from MS they could make android and windows phones? (btw Nokia was doing fine until elop stopped all non windows phone stuff. they didn't need that money)

Why do you think the Google exec was so pissed off when they went with Windows Phone? Because negotiations collapsed.

I would be a little bit upset too when a phonemaker wants to be treated better than all the other phonemakers. Dick move.

Edited 2013-07-14 20:02 UTC

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