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  1. JuliaTurner's Avatar
    Microsoft should start selling Lumias with Android on them. Lumia phones would then make it to the list of top selling phones.
    03-13-2016 10:02 AM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    Topic moved to Phone Wars.

    On topic, I think you may be overestimating the hardware wonders of the Lumia line, especially it no longer has the Nokia brand associated with it.

    So if they do ship some kind of Android on their phones, sure they might benefit in the hardware game, but then they become just another OEM. I think we can watch Blackberry and the path they are going down, not that the PRIV was a bad decision or anything. I'd get on if it was smaller.

    and bye bye overall UWP appeal along with a chunk of MS's long term strategy.
    03-13-2016 10:28 AM
  3. Srdjan Cupac's Avatar
    Lumia with Android is not Lumia :D
    03-13-2016 10:35 AM
  4. Maurizio Troso's Avatar
    Lumia with Android becomes Asha
    03-13-2016 12:05 PM
  5. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Title clarified.
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    03-13-2016 12:36 PM
  6. theefman's Avatar
    Topic moved to Phone Wars.

    and bye bye overall UWP appeal along with a chunk of MS's long term strategy.


    Actually their recent purchase of Xamarin would allow their UWP strategy to still work as all new Win 10 apps could be built using that inc android apps and as the device would be running android it would have access to all current android apps with no modifications. Seems a legit idea right now that fits right into their strategy.
    03-13-2016 12:48 PM
  7. xandros9's Avatar
    Lumia with Android becomes Asha
    Well technically it would become X.
    03-13-2016 01:34 PM
  8. Cruachan 11's Avatar
    Microsoft should start selling Lumias with Android on them. Lumia phones would then make it to the list of top selling phones.
    No they wouldn't, they'd get laughed at and lost in the vast oceans of Android OEMs. Samsung have a vast lead over all the rest in Android sales.
    03-13-2016 01:58 PM
  9. tgp's Avatar
    No they wouldn't, they'd get laughed at and lost in the vast oceans of Android OEMs. Samsung have a vast lead over all the rest in Android sales.
    Yes but even 2% of the Android market would be higher sales than they have now!
    03-13-2016 05:04 PM
  10. Guytronic's Avatar
    Crazy!
    Somebody out there might have a Frankenstein's monster lurking!
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    Last edited by Guytronic; 03-14-2016 at 11:05 AM. Reason: Gwammer :)
    03-13-2016 05:25 PM
  11. GrandGerminator's Avatar
    No... Your post gave me cancer
    03-14-2016 05:59 AM
  12. KimRM's Avatar
    Now that's just ugly...
    03-14-2016 06:11 AM
  13. Ten Four's Avatar
    Personally, I find Android clunky and I worry about security with its lack of updates. My suspicion is that Microsoft would rather partner with Apple more, if anything. But, I think in the long run we will just see more and more Microsoft apps that can run on both iOS and Android phones--they are interested in selling software and only use hardware to show off the software possibilities. They want to get everyone hooked on Office and Microsoft apps so thoroughly that eventually they can start charging for those things on a subscription basis, like they do for larger devices.
    Pradz likes this.
    03-14-2016 09:49 AM
  14. Krystianpants's Avatar
    But I bought the lumia because it was on windows. If I wanted Android I'd get a Samsung s7 or any other of the android phones available with amazing hardware. Android has so many choices in hardware the lumia would do nothing.
    xandros9, v535, RumoredNow and 9 others like this.
    03-14-2016 10:17 AM
  15. TheChazas's Avatar
    There are so many options for going Android. I am MS user because I love Nokia, Microsoft, Lumia and Surface and most importantly Windows, there is no need for Android and it would not change anything.
    03-14-2016 12:08 PM
  16. RJ Priest's Avatar
    No, thank you!
    RumoredNow likes this.
    03-14-2016 06:05 PM
  17. Iain_S's Avatar
    Microsoft should start selling Lumias with Android on them. Lumia phones would then make it to the list of top selling phones.
    No they should absolutely not, android has been around for how many years and it still is a mess and still runs like crap.
    03-14-2016 07:21 PM
  18. akroy's Avatar
    oh please no! I am currently using a s6 active because I need something water resistant " new level of hate forming" I cannot wait for microsoft or one of their hardware partners to come out with a water resistant phone with a decent processor and a 5 inch ish screen. the hp elite would be fantastic other than it is too big.
    03-14-2016 08:08 PM
  19. Zulfigar's Avatar
    Microsoft should start selling Lumias with Android on them. Lumia phones would then make it to the list of top selling phones.
    Android doesn't do what Windows 10 can, and that's because Windows 10 is made for any device, no matter the platform.

    So, no. I don't want my 950 XL to be downgraded all because the apps aren't there, yet.
    03-14-2016 08:13 PM
  20. bucfan11's Avatar
    oh please no! I am currently using a s6 active because I need something water resistant " new level of hate forming" I cannot wait for microsoft or one of their hardware partners to come out with a water resistant phone with a decent processor and a 5 inch ish screen. the hp elite would be fantastic other than it is too big.
    umm...Moly X1 is water resistant, 5.5" 1080 screen, mid grade processor.
    Last edited by Guytronic; 03-15-2016 at 03:31 AM.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    03-14-2016 08:46 PM
  21. akroy's Avatar
    cant even find a decent user review of the moly x1, I do have a 640 and am not impressed with the performance of the processor, the 950 0r 950xl would be adequate other than I would need a ziplock for them. I'm in cellphone purgatory right now windows is the way to go for me I loved my 920- "rain damage" so I'm stuck with android until I see some decent hardware . I'm don't need a lot of apps I need decent hardware that doesn't ruined if I forget my rain gear on my way to the cabin.
    03-15-2016 03:04 AM
  22. grantpwarren's Avatar
    I do love people who start threads with useless ideas..
    03-15-2016 06:02 AM
  23. brorim's Avatar
    Lumia with Android becomes Asha
    Which Microsoft owns the rights too for 8 more years :)
    03-15-2016 07:08 AM
  24. FredW3's Avatar
    I would love to see the hardware and OS separate, like PCs. The same PC runs Windows or Linux (and a few oddball OSs). Why can't they build the operating systems so that they use drivers for the hardware? Any phone could run any OS, as long as it met the specs. It would make the OS harder to code, but the flexibility would be worth it.
    03-15-2016 09:03 AM
  25. Ten Four's Avatar
    I would love to see the hardware and OS separate, like PCs.
    The phone business is dominated by Apple that sells 50% or so of the phones in the USA and makes something like 85% of the profits. They have both high volume and high profits. They have no incentive to open up their ecosystem to rival operating systems. Android is sort of what you are wishing for in that there are many flavors available.
    03-15-2016 09:24 AM
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