CEO of Nokia Stephen Elop: You Don’t Need a Quad-Core Phone

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?

source: unwired view
via: Know Your Mobile


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Jack is a tech enthusiast who is surviving small-town Wyoming. He's a newspaper editor by trade and a blogger for fun. His phone of choice is the Galaxy Note 4 and when he's not tinkering on that, he can be found researching new tech and wondering if his wallet can sustain a new tech purchase. When he's not in front of a computer, he's out in the mountains with his dog exploring the wilderness.


  • MS.

    Some time ago Apple said “You don’t need an 8 megapixel camera on you phone. Are you f***** photographer?!” And then they released the iPhone 4S, with 8 megapixel camera…

  • Johnny Murillo

    Nokia just mad because before touch screen smartphones were available they were the top dogs, and now there not.

    • Emunny05

      Everybody and there mother had a nokia back in the day, now i literally see no one.

      Snake was the s h i t though, i give them that

      • Anonymous

        So true. I was NOKIA fanboy for 15 years. In fact, I let NOKIA finally go (N95 8GB) with the arrival of Galaxy S2. Now I dig android OS to the fullest, might not be very appreciative of the way Samsungs are built, I do like the iphone’s look, but I would never in my healthy mind move back to Nokia. Ever.

  • http://twitter.com/afghanbacha420 Afghaner

    Jealous! No one is producing chip for Nokia! 

  • Bossmonkey

    This clown is hilarious. I still want to know how much M$ stock the guy has now. When he left M$ he had close to 250,000 shares. So it is very hard to take anything he says about Windows Phone or any OS seriously. Even if he wasn’t running Nokia his public opinion would still be biased due to his financial ties to M$. Personally, I can’t stand the guy and hope he finally runs Nokia out of business. The sooner the better. I used to love them, but the stuff that comes out of Stephen Elop’s mouth is asinine. 

  • Lmbrocks

    MMy DROID X ran great before Gingerbread update then all sorts of snafus. How about optimize the phone to one version of Android and don’t upgrade to a newer version

  • Black_cutlery

    I had been a Nokia worshipper for more than 10 years as well, but Nokia’s attitude towards Android has driven me nuts..

    I never said that WP phones are bad, in fact Lumia phones are beautiful and inspiring. Nobody will say that, neither will Samsung, HTC and even Motorola. I don’t say that WP is inferior than Android either. I am just infuriated by the fact that Nokia is now losing their market sensitivity – Droids in fact is too big to ignore if you’re into business, ask Samsung and Motorola for that and that effectively explains the market situation. And they lose their common sense too – ‘they don’t go Android for the sake of pride’?? They surely know if they make even only one single Droid phone it will surely be an
    instant worldwide hit (I can’t imagine just how long the queue line will be at Nokia’s first Android phone launch day, if it ever happens), but they won’t..what’s the reasonable
    justification for that?)

    The conclusion is obvious: cut the Elop factor and regain your common sense, Nokia, and that’s the only time when you can start talking about real business…