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[3]: Comment by Nelson
by jgfenix on Sun 15th Sep 2013 05:13 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Nelson"
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Meego wasn´t a bad idea. The error was to use Moblin as a starting point instead of using Maemo that had a working product that people used. Then they could replace it component by component if they wanted but no, they started a lot of parts from scratch.

I have always thought that Meego was a missed oportunity to expand Nokia into another markets. They could make multimedia/navigation systems for cars (they owned Navteq).

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RE[4]: Comment by Nelson
by zima on Wed 18th Sep 2013 20:51 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Nelson"
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They could make multimedia/navigation systems for cars (they owned Navteq).

But that is what Nokia is doing now, with HERE.

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