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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Nelson
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2005-11-29

Nokia has to pick their battles, they don't have the financial capacity to simultaneously launch on two ecosystems and support both with sufficient marketing. Especially given the fact that Microsoft matches marketing dollars and subsidized the cost of Windows Phone licenses for a while.

Windows Phone is also a better holistic fit for the design ethos of the Lumia line up in ways that Android cannot begin to rival.

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Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

Windows Phone is also a better holistic fit for the design ethos of the Lumia line up in ways that Android cannot begin to rival.

They had a symbian team, QT team, Maemo team. After those were shut down they were fired. They could have used android for 2 years until windows phone was done.

Why can HTC have android and windows phones and nokia can't?

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Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

"Windows Phone is also a better holistic fit for the design ethos of the Lumia line up in ways that Android cannot begin to rival.

They had a symbian team, QT team, Maemo team. After those were shut down they were fired. They could have used android for 2 years until windows phone was done.

Why can HTC have android and windows phones and nokia can't?
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Holy fuck. 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 fucking course not, because they tried Android first.

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

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