if nokia make an android phone they can compete other androids it is nice to know that theres a nokia android coming
just to point out. it look like a lumia 520 with a bit added bezel
Well its not android, but its just modified. Its great to combine the asha platform with a modified android, as long as its not full android. Windows phone should be kept tho, its been making great progress this year.
Look all MS want is money and I dont really think they are going to abandon this. Why ? Because as we all know android is a free open source stuff ,so ms loses only when it fails to utilize this free stuff and make money . Also it is popular and with involvement of nokia right from the core means better optimization bw hardware and software (this seriously threatens ios's only advantage over android) . And people talk about nokia's android being forked ! So what ? Google's aint no pure its forked for google services too (which scks recently .. Google hasn't remained trustworthy as it was few years back . Esp . Google search ) and about absence of play store .. What a joke .. If there is no play store it is not going to stop nokia because for wp developers needed to build apps for it from scratch but all android platforms share the same dna so it only takes few phone calls and developers are just needed to upload their already created apps . Worried about google stuff in apps ? Its impractical even for google to tell all those people not to use gmail . And with gmail there is no stopping you in using their other stuff all you lack will be definitive apps but hey , there are geeky users and 3rd party appstores . Neither ms nor google can stop their users using each other's apps . The next thing would be you saying 'but it will affect wp platform' . Well if you see though 520 is the biggest selling of the os , a capitalist business minded company wouldn't like that . Why ? Simply because any big company out there hates to give end users premium products , they'd rather go out of business instead of giving people good stuff a lower prices and by the way three iterations of windows i.e wp wRT and wNT has been a little messed up so this helps them to stay in business untill they bring a unified platform where all devices run the same thing and if they limit it to only high end them they can bring really powerful machines and have a chance to completely take over the enterprise users , because enterprise users doesn't care if their phone supports temple run 4 or not , they mostly worry about if their phone is secure enough for net banking or transactions (n thats why bb still exists ) and if they get something that is same on all type of hardware (pc-tab-phn) and provide security (wp's already doing it) along with its office stuff , they would buy it yesterday . So ms would lose only if they not choose to go this way . Also with the entry of nokia , all android oem who were over saturated with success and have started bringing ridiculous things to market would come to their senses . So this thing brings win to everyone ( including google , because their heart business lies in how many people use their service rather than on what platform they do) . So i find no reason why people would not like this !
kampret, 11 Dec 2013It maybe forked version of android, just like kindle But it's kinda hard living in android wo... morea single market domination is not good for the earth.. i dont want google to spy on my family... hope the mobile world war which will began in 2014 will give us good result
i have nokia x6 , i am using noka since year 2001 , i like nokia phone , but i want android os in nokia phone , i wanna buy a new phone but i'm waiting for nokia android....
Nokia come out android kit-Kat or sailfish OS with a surprise to their great customer and fans also.... without any per-declaration, they should announce that Nokia android is ready for the market..... it is the great come back from Nokia.
nokia was so stupid to bet on MS and not on android. maybe one of the biggest strategicl mistakes ever made by a company that had all resources to lead the market for another 10 years. now it's to late since MS bought them for the price of 2 bananas.
Raker, 11 Dec 2013microsoft know that nokia is going to make this.
microsoft will just use google weapon agains... moreyeah, it will be interesting battle if it's true
google android vs nokia(microsoft) android
each with different service. play store vs nokia store, gmaps vs here, etc. ah, what a battle it will be :D
its not android but its the linux based meltemi os which can run android apps
Slim, 11 Dec 2013I dont agree Android should be the OS platform of choice as clearly there are security issues.... morehow many businessman do u think in the world? and how many of them using BB? How many phone users in this world actually CARE about the security of their phone? That's why BB keep losing it's market share, bcos they make phones only targeting for certain people, not for MOST people. lets see how long they can keep it in this way.
It maybe forked version of android, just like kindle
But it's kinda hard living in android world without google apps (service), since they are everywhere in android. Ultimately the play store.
But hey, we talked about Nokia (and microsoft maybe) here. He (They) know about software right? Modifying and tweaking AOSP heavily, get the things right. Using more advance VM than dalvik/ART so the OS can run smoothly on even low end device. And even not using google service because Nokia (and Microsoft) has his own.
Btw, here is interesting article about google's android
Because this article, i grow respect toward samsung for building his own apps (some call it bloatware) to escape from google grip (someday). still i do not like their design and how they heavily flooding market with same product.
too little, too late......if they'd got on releasing droids sooner then MS wouldn't be taking their mobile division over.
Nokia, you've only got yourselves to blame......
it is great to have Nokia android 1520, but it may be just a dream
microsoft know that nokia is going to make this.
microsoft will just use google weapon against google.
i cant wait to see tis happen.
as this is a asha phone it will come with nokia branding.
no moto g or h or i j k can win over this. motorola is just a deadbrand. people over the world will buy it blindly just loOking at nokia and android+cheap price.