08-21-2013 09:19 AM
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  1. metalchick719's Avatar
    Nokia to pack malware ridden Android in its hardware next year? Good joke...
    06-20-2013 09:40 PM
  2. WorzelGummage's Avatar
    That depends on your point of view. I can't think of any meaningful feature from Android that I want on Windows Phone. However, I can name several things (the UI, Games hub, Xbox-branded games, HERE Maps, Nokia hardware) that Windows Phone has that Android doesn't.
    It all boils down to personal needs but there are some things lacking in WP 8 that are available right now in Android such as, FM Radio support (yes, I realise it's coming in the next update but we've had to wait for seven months so far and we're still waiting).
    Call and SMS blocking for Lumia phones (the Chinese Lumia's have it as well as the Ativ S so why not all WP8 phones).
    Proper data usage monitoring for everyone not just a select few who's carriers want to support Data sense. Why should they need to anyway when this sort of feature is baked into Android and works for any carrier regardless of whether the carrier wants to support it or not.
    WP lacks independent volume controls for music, notifications, ringtones etc.
    WP lacks the ability to turn Auto screen rotate on or off (a handful of apps can do it but it's not a system wide setting).
    Android has its own in-built battery monitoring tool that gives detailed information on what apps and features are using the battery in terms of percentage. You also get real time updates for the battery level and widgets and don't have to rely on the 30 minute limitation of WP.
    I find predictive text works better on Android than it does on WP plus there are a lot more options for downloading extra keyboards that can then be set as the default system keyboard. On Android there is still the option of a T9 keypad for those who want it. With WP, you are pretty much stuck with the one keyboard layout from MS.

    Those are just a few of the things that Android is capable of right out of the box that makes Android so popular and WP really does need to add most, if not all of the above if they want to catch up. Whether people need those features or not, they need to be there as an option so that MS and their OEM partners can market their phones to the wider audience.
    06-21-2013 11:38 AM
  3. milono77's Avatar
    I've emailed high-rank employees of Nokia (those who directly know Stephen Elop) and the reason they will never go Android is that the hardware is always changing, and no matter how many cores or how many gigs of ram you have, you will have this thing non-existent on Windows Phone. I heard its called "Lag". I've a friend who has a Galaxy S4 Octa and he installed like 40 apps and when he swipes to the left, it reacts like 2 seconds later and when he was browsing androidcentral for about 10 minutes, his battery percentage dropped by 30%. App support for Android is limited. Android has viruses. Android has no security. Android's apps are not checked. MANY fake apps. The list just goes. OSes like iOS don't have that and runs smooth as silk. Windows Phone is a second.
    If it was really a Nokia exec who told you all about those above, and what he said was true, then I'd say it was quite tasteless statement. The points about Android flaws might be true, but that's also the case with Windows OS in the PC world. Let's make immediate comparison - Windows OS has tons of viruses, has serious security problems from time to time, quite buggy, and needless to say, countless spams and malicious software every here and now. In other hand, Linux OS and Mac OS are quite safer and much more stable. But which sells the most? Windows! Buggy products do not always mean they can't sell well, because in fact, it is the market that determines. That's the case of Windows OS, and now Android.
    See, if all that Nokia exec said was really the reason behind Nokia's refusal of Android, I can therefore say that it is really nonsense and baseless. I've heard all other numerous excuses, and nothing really made sense, unless Nokia does not care too much about selling phones anymore.

    Only one thing does really make sense today: Nokia does not sell to consumers anymore, they only sell to Microsoft - It's only matters of time before we eventually see the big news: Microsoft acquires Nokia.
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    07-09-2013 10:53 PM
  4. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I honestly would love to see a Nokia Android device. And to reverse it, I wouldn't mind seeing s device like the LG G2 as a Windows phone.
    08-21-2013 09:19 AM
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