Breaking News
News & Analysis

Nokia’s Android X Series Targets 'Next Billion'

But Is the Price Right?
2/24/2014 12:45 PM EST
15 comments
NO RATINGS
More Related Links
View Comments: Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
Page 1 / 2   >   >>
junko.yoshida
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Why ?
junko.yoshida   2/28/2014 6:22:53 PM
NO RATINGS
@Anand, that's what I hope too. But then, how will they positioin their Windows phones?

That remains unclear.

Anand.Yaligar
User Rank
Rookie
Re: Why Android now?
Anand.Yaligar   2/28/2014 4:28:39 PM
NO RATINGS
Nokia Lumia Windows phone gained good popularity after a long struggle for Nokia...why to shift focus now?

@Sanjib.A, I think Nokia has finally realised that Android is going to be the most popular OS and hence it wants to test the response to Android based Nokia phones.

Anand.Yaligar
User Rank
Rookie
Re: Why ?
Anand.Yaligar   2/28/2014 4:21:52 PM
NO RATINGS
Unless Nokia plans to go Android all the way -- high-end to low-end, adding Android to its portfolio does not make sense at this point.

@junko, I think Nokia is testing the response for android based phones by releasing this serioes phones. If they taste success here I am sure they will plan to release high-end smartphones with android OS.

Anand.Yaligar
User Rank
Rookie
Re : Nokia’s Android X Series Targets 'Next Billion'
Anand.Yaligar   2/28/2014 4:00:03 PM
NO RATINGS
This is a very welcome move by Nokia. Finally it has decided to launch android based smartphones. I am sure mmany people would love to buy this phone because Nokia provides very good hardware features compared to other smart phones.

Pryderi
User Rank
Rookie
Re: Nokia Android phone
Pryderi   2/26/2014 12:53:06 AM
NO RATINGS
The odd thing is that they already have a Windows Phone with nearly the same hardware specs and price: the Lumia 520. Differences: the Lumia has 8GB of flash rather than 4GB, a 5MP camera instead of 3MP, and HSPA+ 21 capability rather than merely HSDPA 7.2Mbps. The Nokia X has an FM radio tuner, its battery is larger (1500mAh vs 1430 mAh), and it has dual SIM capability. Both phones are about the same size and weight.

The Nokia X isn't cheap enough to address the real entry-level market, and it doesn't get them into a new price point. Looks like a major vote of no-confidence in Windows Phone.

chanj0
User Rank
CEO
Re: Nokia Android phone
chanj0   2/25/2014 11:48:59 AM
NO RATINGS
Strategically, Nokia would prefer Microsoft OS in the high end smartphone, IMO.

What more interesting to me is why Nokia will release a low-end phone with Android but not with Microsoft OS? Is Microsoft OS too heavy? On the other hands, if Nokia could launch Android phone a few year back,...

Nonetheless, in the feature phone market, Nokia did really well in terms of price competitiveness. The series of phones might create market disruption.

junko.yoshida
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Why ?
junko.yoshida   2/25/2014 11:37:09 AM
NO RATINGS
@alex_m1, exactly. Unless Nokia plans to go Android all the way -- high-end to low-end, adding Android to its portfolio does not make sense at this point.

Sanjib.A
User Rank
CEO
Why Android now?
Sanjib.A   2/25/2014 11:22:37 AM
NO RATINGS
Interesting move by Nokia...is it experimental? It could prove to be disastrous for Nokia if this is not well thought of. Looks like Nokia is targeting cost sensitive high volume market with these models. It seems to me that it might be late for Nokia to capture Android market where Samsung is already very strong and price competitive. Nokia Lumia Windows phone gained good popularity after a long struggle for Nokia...why to shift focus now? I don't understand. 

alex_m1
User Rank
CEO
Why ?
alex_m1   2/25/2014 10:12:59 AM
NO RATINGS
I don't see where these phones fit. With the malata i60 at $55 with similar specs to the X and the moto-g at $179 with far better specs , where does it leave nokia ?

Sheetal.Pandey
User Rank
Manager
Re: Nokia Android phone
Sheetal.Pandey   2/25/2014 12:22:53 AM
NO RATINGS
Quite agree, the lavendar fan. Samsung has been doing aggressive marketing for smartphones. Its just like how coalgate became so synomynous for toohpaste that people go the the shop and say I want coalgate. They wont say I want toothpaste. I would say Nokia has the durability and brand recognition like Apple and they had strong presence in Asian countries like Samsung but somewhere things went out of their hand and SAmsung just jumped in and took over the market share in smartphone.

Page 1 / 2   >   >>
Top Comments of the Week
August Cartoon Caption Winner!
August Cartoon Caption Winner!
"All the King's horses and all the KIng's men gave up on Humpty, so they handed the problem off to Engineering."
5 comments
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed
Radio
LATEST ARCHIVED BROADCAST
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.
Flash Poll