The Nokia mobile phones still dominate the market in terms of number of handsets sold. Especially in third world markets where Android and iPhone smartphones are still not very popular, most phones are inexpensive and run Symbian or, more recently, Windows Phone, which has difficulty taking off.
What happens is that Symbian is already a well-surpassed operating system and when equipping devices with powerful hardware like the N97, it makes the device much worse than an Android of similar price Windows Phone has difficulties to become a popular mobile operating system . I had this experience and I can tell you how much the N97 is worse than the Motorola Milestone , mainly because of the obsolete operating system of the N97, which seems to have been forcibly adapted to a smartphone.
It was time for Nokia to find an operating system competing with Android and iPhone and let Symbian rest in peace! In fact, as an operating system for so-called dumbphones, it’s perfect!
Nokia with Android or Nokia with Windows Phone?
Recently the website TG Daily has released a news that Nokia has studied the adoption of other operating systems in their new handsets. A survey showed that nearly 33 million Android phones were sold in the last quarter of 2010 versus 31 million phones with Symbian. It was the first time that Nokia did not come first in this statistic. This shows how Android has shaken the mobile device market, which changes very quickly. Undoubtedly this is one of the key business and strategic challenges that Nokia has faced.
Is that you? Do you think Android in Nokia handsets would be a good one? Do you prefer Symbian or Android? Are you going to rely on the quality of the first Nokia phones with Android when and if they are launched?
Editor’s note: Microsoft, and the part of Nokia that still remains independent are always flirting with the idea of using Android on their handsets, but not the high-end handsets. Let’s see how it goes.