Nokia May Possibly Move to Android
Although Nokia is the largest mobile phone maker in the business in the past many have remarked that Nokia needs to move from Symbian to another platform in order to compete in today’s smartphone market, and that may well be on the cards.
According to an article over on Daily Mobile by way of their forums, and the Wall Street Journal, Nokia may be contemplating a switch to another platform, which could end up being Android or even Windows Phone 7.
Apparently after Nokia’s Q4 report at a conference call, Nokia chief exec Stephen Elop, apparently spoke about Nokia needed to change “rapidly” and should consider “multiple ecosystem patterns.” This statement caused investors to believe that Nokia may be gearing up to adopt a new smartphone platform.
According to CSS Insight analyst Geoff Blaber, it was clear that Elop was hinting that either Nokia is considering or has already decided to adopt a new operating system and Blaber commented that the most likely would be Android.
On the option of going with Windows Phone 7 over Android, Blaber says that as Android is much bigger than Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7, Nokia switching to the bigger platform is more likely.
So if Nokia was to adopt a new mobile operating system and finally wave goodbye to Symbian, do our readers think Nokia should opt for Android or go with the younger WP7 OS?