Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th Jun 2013 18:29 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless So, The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Microsoft was very close to take over Nokia, but that the talks eventually broke down, probably beyond repair - at least for now. The reasons the talks broke down illustrate something that I have repeatedly tried to make clear for a long time now: Nokia isn't doing well.
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RE: patents
by Kishe on Thu 20th Jun 2013 20:29 UTC in reply to "patents"
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There was time when nokia and motorola would consist of 90% of mobile related patents.

Android wont save nokia as samsung is only profit making android manufacturer and even it's looking to replace it (tizen)

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RE[2]: patents
by No it isnt on Thu 20th Jun 2013 20:44 in reply to "RE: patents"
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I'll just make the bold bet that Samsung will never replace Android with Tizen.

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RE[3]: patents
by moondevil on Thu 20th Jun 2013 21:28 in reply to "RE[2]: patents"
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Me too.

Tizen is just another dead born project to join Maemo and Meego.

From the outside it looks like a few telecomunications projects I took part on that kept R&D busy for years without real customers on the outside.

No sane developer will pick it over the existing operating systems for native apps and for web based ones, it does not offer any advantage anyway.

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RE[3]: patents
by bentoo on Thu 20th Jun 2013 23:49 in reply to "RE[2]: patents"
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I'll just make the bold bet that Samsung will never replace Android with Tizen.

I could see it happening. Since Tizen can be TouchWiz'ed and run Android apps the users would not even notice.

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RE[2]: patents
by robojerk on Thu 20th Jun 2013 20:59 in reply to "RE: patents"
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I said they could try to recover using Android, Never said it was for certain. Beats being too proud to try a change from their failed model.

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RE[3]: patents
by reduz on Thu 20th Jun 2013 21:49 in reply to "RE[2]: patents"
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I owned a Lumia and the hardware quality is absolutely amazing, I'm sure that Android phones made by nokia would sell like hotcakes, but honestly, Nokia is a parasited company at this point and lacks their own will.

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RE[2]: patents
by bnolsen on Fri 21st Jun 2013 19:09 in reply to "RE: patents"
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Let's see: try to take part of a still growing market or wallow in an extremely low growth market, spending tons of marketing money and getting nothing out of their investment.

Just because no one but samsung is making money off android doesn't mean everyone else is losing money hand over fist with android.

Nokia might have a better shot at using their name and hardware to actually push into the android market and possibly compete with Samsung.

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