Nokia goes Android

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  1. pmaitra

    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    Nokia N1 Android tablet causes a surprise
    By Leo Kelion
    Technology desk editor

    The Nokia N1 features a customised version of Android developed by the Finnish firm: http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/imag...7039_6168ac6a-287c-499b-a17d-b6c10d1479d5.jpg

    The N1 features a 64-bit Intel quad-core Atom processor and an aluminium shell: http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/imag...7044_50d29c04-2c2c-4564-b78d-9fbb7b9df802.jpg

    Microsoft still sells the Nokia-branded Lumia 2520 tablet: http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/imag...7041_940fc5af-31da-4b5e-a46f-c5443a2d1e22.jpg

    Source: BBC News - Nokia N1 Android tablet causes a surprise
     
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    Should have gone this route five years ago already.
     
  4. LETHALFORCE

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    This would have made the sale to Microsoft more complex.
     
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    They would not have had to sell to Microsoft, Nokia would be the leading android phone now, instead of Samsung. Blunder of Nokia is one of the biggest failures in European industrial history. From 40 per cent market share in mobile phones to close to zero in 5 years.
     
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    I use to own Nokia stock and it was very painful. Holding on to Symbian for too long
    Was a mistake. And bringing elop in was the second mistake. Elop had no intentions of turning the
    Company around being a Microsoft guy. Most of the technology in many cell phones originate
    From Nokia patents. This was the pride of Finland and one that will be taught about in
    Business schools in the future.
     
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    tarunraju Moderator Moderator

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    If Nokia hadn't had a hardon for Windows Phone just because Android (and iOS) made Symbian irrelevant, it would have flourished. Elop was an idiot, and he wanted to make money selling Nokia off to someone like MS all along. Two idiots Elop and Ballmer got together and killed Nokia. Finland lost its most valuable brand.
     
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    I believe we bounce back one way or another: 2015 Nokia tablet, 2016 Nokia phones with android. Great to see support from India!
     
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    Samsung phones are ugly even the Galaxy S5 and the Alpha... Even now Nokia will win the Beauty contest even with a creepy OS (Windows for Mobile :bplease: )
     
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    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    I have never owned a Nokia. My first phone was a Motorola Talkabout. Most of my friends had Nokias, and by far, Nokia was considered the best of all available brands then. This was the early 2000s.
     
  11. Bangalorean

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    Nokia is a company on the decline. They had a massive plant in Chennai, but the plant is all but closed now. Competition from Samsung, LG, etc. has made Nokia more or less obsolete. I think Nokia can be written off as a company now.

    Nokia was the MOST POPULAR brand in India in 2003-2006 timeframe. It is shocking how they have totally collapsed.
     
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    Welcome to the masterrace son.

    Seriously now all we need is a a Nokia-droid wit a N-97 base model and I will ditch my Motos and Sony forever.

    And hopefully better driver support.

    Nokia is love Nokia is life.

    QWERTY pls.
     
  13. Ashutosh Lokhande

    Ashutosh Lokhande Senior Member Senior Member

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    wow this is great news. was always a nokia fan. am sure this move will revive nokia in phone market again. there main focus should now be on budget smartphones with android OS.
     
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    Apollyon Führer Senior Member

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    make that 2 plis
     

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