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: Android is NOT magic!
by joekiser on Sat 14th Sep 2013 01:11 UTC in reply to "Android is NOT magic!"
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Nokia can't compete with cheap as their factories simply cost to much. If they would have fired everyone, closed the factories at a not inconsiderable cost and moved to Asia?

That's exactly what they did.

Edited 2013-09-14 01:12 UTC

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RE[2]: Android is NOT magic!
by moondevil on Sat 14th Sep 2013 14:15 in reply to "RE: Android is NOT magic!"
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That Romanian factory was originally in Germany, they moved it from Bochum to Romanian.

It was a very big deal in Germany, specially given the incentives Nokia had goten from the North Rhine-Westphalia local government.

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