Posts Tagged ‘Nokia’

Did Nokia Also Sign Up for Android

Posted: February 12, 2011 in Android
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MobileReview is claiming that Nokia also signed up to produce an Android handset in early 2012. You might think that on the whole that might be false. But some things do not match.

The CEO’s memo and speech mentions that Nokia is getting out-marketed in 3 distinct areas; low cost feature handsets, middle cost smartphones, and high end smartphones while mentioning Apple, Android, and RIM. Yet the slide shown shows WP7 taking the high end and middle smartphone market from Nokia and that slide doe snto match market data.

The words used to describe the Nokia-MS partnership echo other MS mobile partnerships in which the OEM used MS to put out a WindowsMobile handset while at the same time putting out a competitor OS smartphone and later put their weight around that competing OS. Those OEMs who have taken that path in the past are HTC, Samsung, SonyEricsson, Motorola, and several others.

The indication that this would be true would of course be Nokia joining OHA. At this point I do not see any indication, despite MobileReview’s claim, that its true.

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Nokia Drops JavaME

Posted: October 22, 2010 in Java, Mobile
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What the major news outlets failed to highlight yesterday in Nokia’s news to consolidate on QT for both Symbian and MeeGo is that Nokia sells a large majority share of MIDP  JavaME devices deployed worldwide. And usually consolidation moves like this ripple through the Mobile OEMs.

True, not many other OEMs have something like the QT strategy in-house. But you have to wonder when the next market leader in deployed MIDP JavaME devices will consolidate and drop JavaME. I wonder how Oracle will spin this?

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Google CEO announced in talks to the press that Android just reaqched the milestone of 200,000 activations per day
which surpasses the iphone daily activation rates bragged by Apple. But what does this mean?
Lets put this in perspective. That is 6 million devices per month or 18 million devices per quarter. Nokia is
currently at about 80 million devices per quarter.But market share wise Apple has about 300 to 400 million device customers while Nokia has about 1 billion device customers. The key will bethe Market changes that are happening now and in the 4th quarter of 2010 and the feature set of upcoming Android 3.0(Gingerbread).
Let me explain. To decrease someone’s market share the activiation rates have to at some point double per quarter.
Other-wise the increase is just eating away a few percentage points of the full number of devices in consumer hands.
Out another way if we reach 400,000 Android Device Activations daily activiations before Jan 1st 2011 that is enough
in one year to decarese Apple’s market share by half and Nokia’s by about 25%.
That is a strong confirmation that the often-strange way of having OHA partners work on a valued-closed-behind-the-scenes
next android release trunk source at break-neck speeds along with Google Engineers is working as an effective way to
put new features in hands of Hardware OEMs at a fast iterations required for the consumer smartphone sector.
But, this only half the story as both hardware OEMs and software OEMs(that are members of OHA) have also made some
critical iterations. We have improvements of the MediaCore(OpenCore) at a rapid pace. We also have at the same
time SoC OEMs who are members of OHA making it possible to obtain their low cost SoC solutions and build a
1 GHZ $100-priced android device. In the next 6 months you will see another iteration dropping that consumer
price to $50 for an Android 1 GHZ device.

Google CEO announced in talks to the press that Android just reaqched the milestone of 200,000 activations per day which surpasses the iphone daily activation rates bragged by Apple. But what does this mean?
Lets put this in perspective. That is 6 million devices per month or 18 million devices per quarter. Nokia iscurrently at about 80 million devices per quarter.
But market share wise Apple has about 300 to 400 million device customers while Nokia has about 1 billion devicecustomers. The key will bethe Market changes that are happening now and in the 4th quarter of 2010 and the feature set of upcoming Android 3.0(Gingerbread).
Let me explain. To decrease someone’s market share the activiation rates have to at some point double per quarter.Other-wise the increase is just eating away a few percentage points of the full number of devices in consumer hands.Out another way if we reach 400,000 Android Device Activations daily activiations before Jan 1st 2011 that is enoughin one year to decarese Apple’s market share by half and Nokia’s by about 25%.
That is a strong confirmation that the often-strange way of having OHA partners work on a valued-closed-behind-the-scenesnext android release trunk source at break-neck speeds along with Google Engineers is working as an effective way toput new features in hands of Hardware OEMs at a fast iterations required for the consumer smartphone sector. But, this only half the story as both hardware OEMs and software OEMs(that are members of OHA) have also made somecritical iterations. We have improvements of the MediaCore(OpenCore) at a rapid pace. We also have at the sametime SoC OEMs who are members of OHA making it possible to obtain their low cost SoC solutions and build a1 GHZ $100-priced android device. In the next 6 months you will see another iteration dropping that consumerprice to $50 for an Android 1 GHZ device.

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Nokia Android Activity

Posted: March 14, 2010 in Android
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Just when you thought it could not get any more interesting with the Apple HTC patent lawsuits. Nokia is involved in porting QT to Android. The project is called Android-Lighthouse. Why would Nokia port QT to Android?

Nokia uses a QT port of Webkit in Symbian with some Nokia extensions on top and customizations. Interesting is it not that after all the puff pieces about Nokia not interested in android that they are involved in porting QT to to Android. However, this may only be a side bet Nokia is placing on midrange MIDs that use the Android OS, thus not competing with Symbian.