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

These things are not viewed in a vacuum. Symbian was going down, they were losing unsustainable amounts of money, and at this point they didn't have the financial ability to take a risk with Android with no recourse

Nokia is Microsofts white horse, with it comes the implicit guarantee of existence. Nokia got special treatment in OS customization, direction, and financial support to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars a quarter.

Faced with a rapidly deteriorating cash situation, I don't think they had a choice. They evaluated Android and decided against it, prior to brining in Elop.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

I don't understand why they might have thought that Android was riskier than Windows Phone.

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