Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Sep 2013 23:56 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

A team within Nokia had Android up and running on the company's Lumia handsets well before Microsoft and Nokia began negotiating Microsoft’s $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia's mobile phone and services business, according to two people briefed on the effort who declined to be identified because the project was confidential. Microsoft executives were aware of the existence of the project, these people said.

Another person said the idea of Nokia using Android wasn't a part of Microsoft’s discussions with the company about an acquisition, even though that was widely recognized as a possibility.

Windows Phone never fit into Nokia's DNA. It's too closed, too external, too controlled; Nokia had little influence over its own destiny with Windows Phone. It's not surprising that many of the brightest minds in the company left in the wake of the Windows Phone announcement (such as the team now at Jolla).

Nokia should have gone Android.

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RE[3]: Android is NOT magic!
by Jbso on Sun 15th Sep 2013 15:59 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Android is NOT magic!"
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HTC be second in the US and get a lot of attention in the US, but it is not #2 globally. LG is listed as number 2 for Android here:

Possibly other sources have slightly different estimates, but I'm fairly certain no one thinks HTC is number 2 worldwide. Also, I think Motorola is #3 Android vendor in the US, so that should tell you how relevant US-only numbers are.

LG is reporting a profit on their mobile business:

Sony does too:

I know a lot people think if a company doesn't make as much money as Samsung, they should shut down their mobile business, but that is the wrong perspective. Making billions in profit per quarter is quite rare and an unrealistic goal for most companies. If

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