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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Do you not understand this? Nokia receive $250 MILLION DOLLARS A QUARTER.

This is highly inaccurate.
Nokia received a "voucher" of up to $250 million dollars to be spent only on MS Windows Mobile license, and MS Windows Mobile advertisement.

So basically, they received Windows Mobile License for free during their first two years. When compared to Google's Android cost, which is open source, is that really such a great deal ? I doubt it.

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