Nokia Isn’t Interested in Android — At All!
Microsoft’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) Windows Phone operating system may not be the biggest OS on the block, or even the second biggest, but Nokia (NYSE:NOK) is willing to stick with it for most of its software needs and won’t be looking to Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) for cheaper handsets.
When it comes to price points, Google’s Android has an edge. While Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iOS is incorporated in the company’s expensive smartphones, RIM’s (NASDAQ:RIMM) BlackBerry 10 isn’t out yet, and the Windows Phone-wielding Nokia smartphones are also expensive, Android is incorporated into so many devices that it hits a broad range of price points, allowing consumers to find what they are looking for most easily with Android.
Considering the potential there with Android, it’s been asked whether Nokia would consider using the Android operating system to produce smartphone models with lower price points. But Nokia is sticking behind Windows Phone and its own Series 40 mobile platform for Asha devices…