Samsung blamed for no Nokia Android phone


After seeing its market share dwindle away in the smartphone market Finnish company Nokia decided to ditch its aging Symbian operating system in favour of Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform. At the time many thought this was a strange decision but now Samsung are being blamed for no Nokia Android phones.

When Nokia announced that it was going to embrace Windows Phone many felt that the company should have gone with Android instead, but now chief executive Stephen Elop has revealed the reasons behind the decision.

Nokia were looking at the Android platform but didn’t like the risk that “one hardware manufacturer could come to dominate Android”, and while Elop didn’t actually mention the company it is obvious that it was Samsung he was hinting at.

This reasoning has been mentioned before with suggestions that it’s better for Nokia to be the big player on the Windows Phone platform, instead of trying to compete with the might of Samsung. Elop says the advantage is offering an alternative to Android and iOS, and the company has something else to bring to the table when bargaining with carriers.

In the US this is even more important as the carriers decide what handsets are offered to customers, but by offering an alternative there is more chance its handsets will be stocked. You can see the logic in Nokia’s decision as up until recently the likes of HTC has fallen by the wayside in terms of unit sales trying to compete with Samsung.

Sales of Nokia Lumia handsets have seen mixed results so far but you have to think more consumers would consider a Nokia smartphone if it was running Android.

Would you purchase a Nokia handset only if it was running Android?

Source: The Guardian.


16 thoughts on “Samsung blamed for no Nokia Android phone”

  1. Nawaf Baloch says:

    Offcourse I will .were I am gonna find a a phone like nokia. Nokia problem was alwats that they were shy and afraid to try new things.but sam take that risk many time from the operating system to screen size .

  2. Jorge says:

    Totally yes! I was a Nokia’s lover, till they changed to Windows Phone… now I got my first Samsung Galaxy S3 with Android and I really like it… I’m still thinking if there will be a Nokia with Android… that would be perfect comb for me! In a sec I would get one!

  3. JP says:

    I would definitely buy one. For sure. Nokia hardware is superb. It would be a killer combination with Android. Their problem nowadays is Windows phone. It sucks in my opinion. Nokia would be WAY better if they have embraced Android.

    1. squiddy20 says:

      Show me one Android handset that Nokia manufactured.
      (Hint: You’ll be waiting a few more years, if ever, to be able to do this.)
      What a moron.

        1. squiddy20 says:

          1. Congratulations on replying 16 days after the fact. I guess you have nothing better to do with your life.

          2. It’s not my fault you claimed Nokia is an Android manufacturer. That’s alllll on you chief. What a joke.

  4. Cdnull says:

    I would be likely to get a Nokia if it was running Android. There just aren’t enough apps on the Windows Mobile platform, even if the Nokia hardware is great. Offering a different operating system only works to gain market share if you have the support of the app developers. Check out the fate of Palm running web os (driven into the ground by HP.) Awesome system, no support.

  5. Michael says:

    This is one of the worst articles I have ever read in regards to grammatical and punctuation errors. I am horrified to think English might be your first language. If it isn’t your first language, please have someone proofread your articles before you put it out there.

  6. AndroidShiz says:

    Nah. It’s because Microsoft offered him a lot of money along with Nokia because he used to run the business division for about 2 years at MS. When he took that offer he was looking out for his own interest pretty much and that’s it. He’s always been buddy buddy with Microsoft. He’s just trying to save his butt because the board of directors wants to fire him. Now he’s trying to make it seem like he was looking out for the company’s best interest, but trying to avoid getting fired is once again looking out for his own best interest. Can almost guarantee you he’s going to try to convince them to eventually sell the company to Microsoft. He (They) could have easily gone with Android and Windows. I’m sure the big guys over at Microsoft told him to release this as a reason why, hoping that everyone would go “oh now I see!”

  7. Nick Bowden says:

    I quite like the W.P. os used android on several phones and found it buggy and after 12months lags like anything my nokia lumia 800 is which ive had almost 2 years now runs smoother than girlfriends Samsung galaxy s3 which shes had 10 months. Im not saying WP doesn’t have its share of faults like the hardware limits

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