European Carriers Say Nokia Phones Would Be More Successful Running Android

If you read about all kinds of mobile tech, not just Android, you may have heard about the rather popular Nokia Lumina 900. While sales have been fairly successful for the Windows device, European carriers feel it could do a heck of a lot better. How, you ask? With Android, that’s how!

According to a conversation Reuters had with European carriers, they feel that the Widows OS can’t hold a candle to Android and… pardon my French, iOS products.

“No one comes into the store and asks for a Windows phone,” said an executive in charge of mobile devices at a European operator, which has sold the Lumia 800 and 710 since December. “If the Lumia with the same hardware came with Android in it and not Windows, it would be much easier to sell.”

Nokia has recently said that they will post a loss for the first and second quarter which is reflected in Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s recently lowered credit rating. Moody’s goes as far as rating them one step above junk on a recent report. This just goes to show that a flashy neon colored phone with an awesome camera and a poor operating system isn’t going to put you ahead of the competition. Looks like Nokia would be better off ditching the zero and getting with the hero if you now what I mean.

source: Reuters
via: Droid Dog


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Stacy Bruce was born and raised in Spokane Washington. He attended the University of Washington to study pre-med only to change his course study a year later to forensic science. Although currently not a doctor or a scientist, some believe he posseses the knowledge of both. He was a resident of San Diego California for ten years, lived beachside and sometimes wonders why the hell he moved back to Spokane. A multi-talented man, Stacy is a fabricator, an artist, a gear head, a tech junkie and at most, the disciple of Casanova. Growing up, he was always enthralled with electronics, gadgets and gizmos. Throughout his life he has had one, if not two, of every cool and new electronic device available. He began his smartphone experience with the original iPhone. After realizing it was more like theirPhone, he decided he wanted the ability to customize, so Stacy moved to the OG Droid and has been a loyal Android fanatic ever since. Moving through all of the top tier Verizon phones, he recently retired his Droid Charge in favor of the Galaxy Nexus, only to wonder what great device Samsung will come out with next. Stacy is a busy new homeowner in where he lives with his beautiful girlfriend and two dogs.

  • Testtest4000

    It sounds more like a personal opinion rather than an official statement from any carrier in Europe. If you put “Android” on the same hardware as the Lumia’s the experience be rather sluggish. Windows Phone is really very well optimize to work on the hardware available.