Finally an Android phone from Nokia.. I was waiting for this since long long ago until I gave up my dream.. Been sticking to Samsung after my Nokia N95 spoiled... Currently using Note 3 LTE & Note 1, and my wife using S4 & SL, but if this Nokia launch, time to buy 1 and my Note 1 will give to my wife as replacement to the Snail-alike SL..
Nokia already sold out to MS so nokia launching android at MWC. Well there had better be one hell of an explanation. Peace out!
Nick, 14 Jan 2014Why not in 2010, 2011, 2012 ? Why not Nokia Pure View 808 with Android in 2012..it will be exc... moreIt has been so many times told that things are not so easy as people think that i just cannot understand how come there are people still asking this clueless questions. First of all, Android is still a baby in front of Symbian (in my opinion, all systems out there are kids in front of Symbian), is more mature then it was, but still, has allot to learn, and that is why you will never see and android with fm-transmiter and 41 megapixels camera any time soon. Simple cause the system cannot hold something like that, it just can't! Even windows phone cannot hold 808's camera. Though people say 1020 is a better camera. THAT IS CLEARLY A NO! 1020 has a better manipulation software but the real king 41mpx sensor lays in 808, and 808 only. 808 with that kind of software would have destroyed the next 5 years androids cameras to come. Even now, in matter of photography for a real photographer, it kind of kicks 1020's a**. Now, why Nokia never put better hardware in Symbian? That is a question i always asked my self to. There are 3 things that could be a reason. 1. Symbian can do so MUCH with so few hardware resource, android would just not even turn on. Nokia abandoning highs specs to save money to invest in other parts of the device (camera?, material, nfc, fm-transmiter? Development?) in the same time to keep the price reasonable.
2. Nokia planed to kill Symbian 4 years ago? even before n8 came out? Could be, cause the main future in s^3 was more ram and dual core CPU support plus bigger screen resolutions quite bigger, still n8 had the specs of 3gs and other from those days. Funny, the cpu' inside n8 was under-clocked so not to bottleneck with the gpu. Even the last Symbian flagship 808 does not have dual-core (not that is really needed but could give it a boast and also to satisfy the unknown mass, that looks at specs and thinks is the best if they are high)
3. And the last, screen resolution? Bigger? Yes, could be bigger and nicer. My own opinion of why this wasn't made are the apps. All apps from store are 640x320, games apps, you name it are at this resolution. So, minding the fact developers lost interest in Symbian since the first fake smartflop came out, maybe Nokia just lost to much money to do another store and also support the new dual-core devices. this one of my theories.
at the end, why Nokia did not put at least in 808, a dual-core with a better screen resolution and 1gb ram? I really don't know. Money? Money? they lost allot of money? Yeah, that could be quite a reason. But why n8 came out handicapped even though s^3 is crazy good? That could be only a market fault, and the quick decline of the Nokia Corporation. Or just the thing i've said at the beginning. Symbian was doomed to die.
Anyway, whatever is, Symbian is still more mature then android. Android may have a solid interface, but inside the system Symbian is just superior and can hold so many android is not dreaming about.
Surprising how many is biting on this, hook line and sinker. What are the chances of Nokia having a working KitKat or KitKat fork with their own android UI, and in addition to that an Asha S40 back button? Get real, this is not an android phone, and if its a fork then its way too progressed to be real, i mean, the thing already have press pictures!
this phone is gonna be modded like f***! ppl want customization not limited customizable WP8 UI.
Beautiful...WP mixed with Android...something that only NOKIA could do...AMAZING!
nokia did not sold its device and service parts sold. nokia may release new model with their brand. just some limitation nokia now can not release.wt for nokia android
Nokia please make a phone with specs like S5 .. Make it a dual boot dual OS.. Windows pureview and Androids flexibility, nokia will be back on track!
nokia is already sold out to microsoft.. now this android thing.. doesn't make sense.. i am intrigued!
i willl buy it i love wp,i like ios i am still to use Android !!! n wil buy if its from nokia
Why not in 2010, 2011, 2012 ? Why not Nokia Pure View 808 with Android in 2012..it will be excellent or good result sales, maybe not over 40 million or 30, but ~ 10-15 mln will be possible achieve.
Nokia 808 with better battery and Android in 2012 @_@ Shut up and take my money! Someone asks why ? Because people loves Nokia, because people like Android and it will be easy to hit a target, dont need to wait for upgrades Windows Phone, many people which leaves Symbian (before Belle) for Android can come back to Nokia. Just imagine Nokia 808 in 2012 and Android with 41 MP 1/1.2'' sensor size autofocus, Xenon flash, ~ 2200 mAh battery, display 4,5-4,7 AMOLED 300+ ppi, 32/64 GB storage, 1 GB RAM, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi, NFC, Stereo FM radio with RDS, FM transmitter; cpu ~ Tegra 3 AP33/T33/MSM8960, own "TouchWiz" or maybe light clean os.
I think those that hate the tiles are missing the point. If this is truly android, you don't have to use the tile based launcher! :P
evaphone, 14 Jan 2014No camera flash? Then not for me! Nokia not good with low end phones...its stupidlumia520, lumia525.
first nokia was destroyed by trojan horse virus. now the tiles shows nokia is becoming trojan horse to android./is asha part of ms deal. i am really confused because it was said asha was part of ms deal in september3 but some sites are saying its not. can someone give a official and newer link please!
Well, whaddya know. A new, "tiled" S40 UI. Hardly surprising, though, with Microsoft's takeover of Nokia/Asha.
I want Nokia, business will support Nokia . . but if it is tiles as the only way for home screen and no choice but tiles then oh, no no no. No point being a droid if its a soft windows. sure, you can have best of both OS, but tiles. . . premium yuk feature for many.