When Nokia decided to choose Windows OS, it was not ready. Android at that time was already doing great. Had Nokia been gone for Android, it would be totally a different story. The story that would might reveal the Nokia’s biggest failure. If you’re a Nokia lover and you still can’t understand why Nokia’s CEO decided to choose Windows OS, trust me you’ll love Nokia even more.
Here are top 5 reasons-
1. Android Competition: Android isn’t a significant win either when you consider that other OEMs are struggling and the only success story is Samsung. How would Nokia compete with a company on the same software platform when they have to deal with a company that owns its own manufacturing plants and carrier relationships that are on par with Apple? At this point, software is the only differentiator, and Nokia clearly had knowledge of the roadmap of Windows Phone including Windows Phone 8, as far back as December 2010.
2. Relationship with Microsoft: It should be noted that Microsoft is supporting Nokia financially to help them through this transition. Google would not have (and they already bought Motorola, so there’s no free cash to buy Nokia). I would assume that there is an understanding between the two companies in terms of further financial support besides the $1 billion pledged during this transition period, including a potential minority stake in the company.
3. Money minded Google: It’s also been rumored that Google would not have let Nokia integrate their services as tightly into their phones like Nokia Maps and still given them their blessing (aka access to Google Play). Google makes money through ads in its apps, which would have deprived them of revenue and info about their users. Google has already complained when services like Skyhook were integrated into the platform and Google denied certification of the phone for Google Apps access (it’s the only control the company has over Android OEMs).
4. Not like another Android phone: It’s not as simple as going with Android and they would have succeeded. It is often implied that sales would have been better, but with carrier partnerships playing such a huge role, especially in the United States, selling yet another Android phone doesn’t make you stand out. Many have said that the design of the HTC One X was beautiful, but because HTC lacked strong carrier partnerships, it only came out on AT&T, with a modified version on Sprint, again missing the largest carrier Verizon. In fact, HTC seems to have been shunned by Verizon, with last winters marketing largely going to the Droid RAZR instead of the HTC Rezound (first 720p display in the US).
5.Non Finnish CEO: Elop is an ex-Microsoft, he has better relationships with MS than Google and can make sure Nokia can have a lovely partnership with MS.
An appeal to all my readers– Nokia is known for its hardware components and Microsoft is known for its software. Merging the two, you get a powerful, stylish Nokia handset. If you’re a Android user, try using Windows phone, Trust me you will not regret it and somehow praise me!
Apologies to all those who had recently got an Android phone. Sorry for posting it late.