Nokia to Make a Comeback with an Android Device

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Everyone knows of the famous Microsoft purchase of Nokia’s devices and services division. Some terms of the deal includes a ban on the “leftover” from making any new phone, under its own brand for a couple of years.

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By 2016 Nokia will be free from this obligation and can then make their own phones. The question now is, will they make use of this freedom and make new phones?

Some are of the firm belief that Nokia should have gone with Android instead of Windows Phone, and their financial troubles would have been long over that they would not need to be sold. Their hardware prowess combined with the power of Android could have been impossible to resist, but this is all moot.

They made another choice and the fallout is there for all to see. Rumour now is that the team that made the Nokia N9 (which was a fantastic device) is set to release a top-speced Android device. In my own view I think this is a nice venture, though I don’t see it becoming blockbuster but it will be good to see whether a new Nokia Android phone (that runs proper Android) will be a gamechanger as some as opined.

If the N9 team have not really been assimilated into Microsoft and they weren’t the ones that departed to form Jolla, perhaps they will make something compelling. Perhaps not.

Do you think this potential new phone has a chance against the established OEMs out there? Would you bet on them?

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  1. Don’t Leave Until Tomorrow, What You Should Have Done Last Week.

    Better Late Than Never.

    Dig Your Well, Way Before You Are Thirsty.

    Make Hay While The Sun Shines.

    I Don’t Know Which One Would Apply To Renascent Nokia Here.

    But I Know I Would Purchase A Nokia Running True Android. With Enthusiasm…

    How Are They Going To Upstage Or Usurp A Manufacturer Like Samsung Who Already Have An Unholy Unassailable Lead In The Market?

    Would They Do Lowend And Fight A Losing Battle With The Cheap Tecno, Gionee, Innjoo, Infinix, Etc Of This World, Instead?

    I Wish The Goodluck..

  2. lol, the image is just a MotoBlur homescreen superimposed on a Lumia. if NOKIA decides to get back into the OEM space I’m sure they’ll make great devices. however Samsung has an (almost ?) unassailable lead in the Android space

  3. Some are of the firm belief that Nokia should have gone with Android instead of Windows Phone, and their financial troubles would have been long over that they would not need to be sold. Their hardware prowess combined with the power of Android could have been impossible to resist, but this is all moot.

    I think if they’ve chosen Android instead of Windows Phone in the first place or embraced the two and push the platform that performs better, there wouldn’t have been a financial problem in the first place or at least, not one that would’ve cause debt through more than a year as to require selling the company.

    If we recall, though Nokia fortune was already headed downhill but they weren’t making losses until Steven Elop was installed and his memorable speech of a burning platform and the shift to Windows Phone. Of course, their stock dropped considerably after the announcement but my believe was and still is that if they had announced a shift to Android instead, the stock would’ve appreciated and they most likely would’ve been on top of smartphone makers today in both sales and profits.

    2016 Windows Phone prove if this is true or not.

  4. I believe that if their partnership was with android, things would have been better for Nokia.
    I will readily purchase their 2016 device if it runs android, has a Xenon flash and dual sim.

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