Story 2014-02-25 3ES Nokia to release Android Devices

Nokia to release Android Devices

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story imageAt the Mobile World Congress, soon-to-be-Microsoft Nokia announced three devices running Android. It seems these are Nokia's gateway drugs for Windows Phone, using a similar look and feel as Windows Phone while having the underpinnings of the Android Open Source Project.

From ZDNet: According to Nokia head (Steve Elop), while it may not involve a Microsoft OS, the Android-based X family will serve to bring more users to the company in emerging markets. The X family will be "a feeder system for Lumia," he said, and "gives people a gateway" to Microsoft's Windows Phone products.

Will this help MS-Nokia with emerging markets? Or will this be orphaned after Microsoft fully takes control?
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How? (Score: 1)

by on 2014-02-25 05:46 (#61)

How exactly does this provide a gateway to Windows Phones? If they're using an Android phone and get used to it and the Android app ecosystem how does that provide a gateway again? Just sound to me like more of Elops bullshit. That man sold Nokia down the river. I still don't understand how he got away with selling out the company he runs and its shareholders that blatantly.


Re: How? (Score: 1)

by on 2014-02-25 06:42 (#64)

Microsoft and partner apps/services installed instead of Google's. Nokia app store instead of Google Play. Android user interface revamped to resemble Windows Phone (e.g., tiles).

Why would anyone expect Android to use less resources that Windows? (Score: 2, Funny)

by on 2014-02-26 15:19 (#6Y)

Bit of a confession of failure, eh?