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.

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Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

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)


Yes. Nokia has an exclusivity agreement with Microsoft. Do you even know what you're talking about?

Since you're doing armchair CEOing, I don't think its unreasonable for me to expect you to be well versed on such matters.

Nokia did need the money, and I'm obviously not going to dig through Nokia's financials to prove a point you can go look up yourself. Educate yourself or remain ignorant, its your choice, but the fact of the matter is that Nokia was in dire straits.

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


And they got such treatment from Microsoft and not Google, hence why they went with Android. You're talking in fucking circles.

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