I just acquired a $100 Android 4.0 (Samsung Galaxy) phone from VirginMobile ($35/month pay as you go) and they had the cheapest Android phone (without plan!) for sale for $20. So, I think "feature phones" are a thing of the past, thanks to Moore's law. Also, my phone is fully integrated into the Google ecosystem which Nokia can't match and whose importance they probably underestimate. I also believe that content consumer tablets and workstations need different operating systems (e.g. Android vs. Ubuntu) due to different optimizations required, so Windows 8 for large volume (i.e. cheap) tablets is also troubled.
I think, the Windows 8 (WinNT 6.2) ecosystem inluding cell phones will get a significant share of the professional market long term.
The question is: has Nokia enough fat to burn not to starve on that long way.
At the moment it is the only commercially supported OS, which scales from cell phone to servers. As a result a single tool chain supports cell phones as well as servers. Code can be reused. Existing programs, developed with desktops in mind, "only" need an adapted UI and can be used on cell phones. New programs can offer an scalable, adaptive GUI to support cell phones, tablets and desktops. I think this will pay out long term.
why would you want to save them, after all the Cortex line has been around for a while now, and yet Nokia always under performs on their phones spec's all the time, cable STB style, i dont want under performing SOC i want more cores inside for when I want to do stuff , thats why im looking at the newest and cheap hardkernel refreshes ;)
all i need is a small case to put a cluster of these 48x52mm ULTRA COMPACT 1.7GHz QUAD-CORE BOARD, 2GByte Memory and 8Gbyte eMMC Version 4.41 add-on [url=http://www.hardkernel.com/renewal_2011/main.php]http://www.hardkernel.com/renewal_2011/main.php[/url] in there and a power harness to power them all, and don't even need the fan's taking space and needless power and the noise as such, well perhaps use a single one if i overclock them all OC to be safe when Software decoding full HD video such as that last hard sample.
ODROID-U2 XBMC 12.0 Demo at 1080p via HDMI
theres always MediaTek's new cortex Octo core to look at and consider when it arrives too.
who need Nokia today, their house might be nice though
Nokia is a great company, they only want to be No.1.In current situation, all of you guys, do you think Nokia will be back to be Market Leader if they use Android?! Just to be follower you hope to be No.1? I am not sure, Samsung has already too far with Android, Nokia will slightly better if they use Android now but too far from the TOP.They choose Windows and some improvements for their product to give different alternative for market,excellent product with excellent OS. I am sure they have chance return to the top,begin with Lumia 920 and 820
Nokia sold its soul to Microsoft. The only thing that can save Nokia is for Microsoft to buy the company outright. Unfortunately, such a move probably would mean that all Series 40 phone development would die.
Nokia must rethink back their phone strategy. They should choose either to stay focus on all type of mobile phone or just build up their line of smartphone and left out their feature phone. They can copy the likes of sony mobile to focusing on low end smartphone to high end smartphone
Nokia, whew, what a darn waste of engineering competitiveness and money. They, like you say literally looked the other way when Android crept up from behind them. Instead of rectifying the gap, they thought smartphones was just a temporary gimmick which the world would quickly shake away to fall back on feature rich, solid hardware and simply good phones primarily. For good or worse we have moved far from having a phone in our pocket though we still find that use from time to time.
Now, Nokia with android- I guess would not make much of a dent to either parties.
Thats right, had Nokia made Android phones, it would have given serious competition to Samsung. Nokia loyalists moved away from it just because of the software. Nokia makes the best hardware, but Windows is where it fails miserably.