In this article post i will be talking about NOKIA & ANDROID (Propeitry Vs. open Source). If you are someone like me who develop passion for technology at early age, am sure you will have use Nokia phone before and if not your first ever phone manufacturer.
My first mobile phone was probably a Nokia Phone; it was a trusty Nokia 3510i. It has a color screen, supported MMS and the sides light up when i had a call or message. If my talk-time was low, I could get two weeks from a single charge.
In terms of durability, Nokia to me is number one and this even makes me remember one of their models “Nokia 3310”, charley! This phone is super strong and rugged. I can even boldly say it is one of Nokia model that record high purchase.
That’s how many people regarded Nokia – the company which was once synonymous with making mobile devices. In a relatively short time they’ve gone from global domination to pretty much feeding off the scraps of Android and Apple (although Nokia still have sizable market share in the developing world). Another thing that many people would associate Nokia with is Windows Phone.
The partnership between Nokia and Windows hasn’t exactly proved to be a successful one – and after almost three years Windows Phone accounts for just 3.2 per cent of the global Smartphone market, which is pretty poor, but still better than Blackberry which is now sitting at just 2.9 per cent.
For all of the promotional efforts done worldwide from both Microsoft and Nokia in those three years, 3.2 per cent is a very low figure compared to Android’s 75 per cent dominance and Apple’s 17.3 per cent share of the same global market.
The decision to put all of Nokia’s eggs in the Windows Phone basket lies with Stephen Elop. Formerly one of the heads at Microsoft Office, Elop is Nokia’s under-fire Canadian CEO who has oversaw a poor take-up of his former companies operating system on Nokia’s devices, and shareholders are not happy whatsoever, and welcome Mr. Satya Nadella’, the New CEO of Microsoft.
From my point of view, Nokia were never really at the starting blocks, and their MeeGo and Symbian devices were a poor alternative to the Android devices from manufacturers like HTC, Samsung and LG, many of which also hit a price point lower than that of Nokia’s devices. Little thanks to Nokia Lumia which is abit penetrating into the Global mobile Market share, creating a head war with Android.
I think the strategic alliance with Microsoft is working but Android in particular had pulled way out in front of the chasing pack, and with continuous improvements to hardware, the Android platform itself, and crucially third-party developer support, any platform wishing to take third place would need to have a great application marketplace, and also a great brand. Whether or not Windows is/was the brand for that place in the market is questionable, and something outside the scope of this article, but maybe for another.
There is an option for Nokia to try and bolster some revenue, and that’s simply to offer an Android device to the market, Nokia Lumia is Trying but Nokia Android device will do better. Obviously not many people (including myself), know the legal ramifications of such a move, but what would Nokia have to lose? Yes they would become ‘just another Android OEM’, but it hasn’t worked out too bad for companies like Samsung, Tecno, HTC and LG.
My research even shows that lover of Nokia and windows are clamoring for Nokia to produce Android Phone and am sure Nokia too is interested in Android but they don’t want to give up on windows or even accept the failure of not venturing into android at the beginning.
Andoid Vs. Windows on mobile market have also give us a strong reason why we should do more of Open Source. Thanks to Google who initiate Android OS and all developers around the Globe who keep developing both Paid and Free App.. Android has arrive and it’s here to stay… LONG LIVE ANDROID!!!
My Dear Reader
Could you imagine if Nokia started making Android phones from the start? Would Samsung be as successful as they are now? Would the iPhone have been the choice of the business customer? So many things could have been different, a nice thought to have indeed..
Nokia make great hardware, they always did, it’s their unique selling point. A Nokia Android device similar to their latest Lumia, with Jelly Bean or maybe even Key Lime Pie and they could take my money. Whatever they choose to do, I wish them the best of luck…