Stephen Elop, CEO of Nokia, is not afraid of calling Android out or voicing his two cents in regards to Google’s OS. While we are still waiting to see Nokia and the Windows Phone platform beat Android in market share that isn’t stopping Mr. Elop from voicing his ill-regards to Android or iOS in their use of multi-core processors. As he puts it:
“You don’t need a quad-core phone unless you want to keep your hands warm in your pocket. We’re believers in the experience so, fine you have this camera density and you have that camera density. Let’s put the pictures side-by-side and we’ll show which ones are better.”
As if that weren’t enough he took a swipe at Android and its fragmentation “problem” as well:
“We don’t want fragmentation being introduced into Windows Phone because we are beginning to see how in a certain other eco-system that fragmentation becomes a problem.”
While I may be a bit biased in terms of Android I still have to question how this market strategy is working out for Nokia regardless. Especially given the rumor that Nokia is experimenting with dual-core technology to power their Windows Phone 8 devices. If fragmentation is such a problem then why are there 850,000 device activations for Android daily? Given Nokia’s less than glamorous fourth quarter last year I’m not sure if it’s a good time to call out Android’s “shortcomings” eh Stephen?