Nokia switches to Windows Phone as primary smartphone platform

By Emil ยท 38 replies
Feb 11, 2011
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  1. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    I have not played around with iOS for more then few hours, so I am not really in position to talk about its memory management when compared with android. The task killer I'm using only kills 'programs' which i select to be killed once I've closed them. For example I just checked that which programs are still running which I've closed after use, and right now wifi manager which I closed hours ago is still running in background. And as I've mentioned in my earlier post the blame is not entirely with the OS, it is with the way android is being handled or rather not handled by Google, I believe if they take control and set certain conditions/quality standards to maintain performance/stability things can improve.
  2. taimuraly

    taimuraly TS Booster Posts: 113

    Nokia always does have good devices but their OS was very poor. Their devices are powerful with great hardware and suit different customers and segments. Microsoft's new OS looks good and now having Nokia making the hardware, the new devices Microkia (had to say it XD) will make will be able to give stiff competition to Google and Apple. However this move also effects the current manufacturers of Widows Mobile phones as now they have a new bigger mobile maker also making what they make.
  3. Honestly this sounds like a deal for Microsoft rather than Nokia....

    Microsoft gets Nokia a company that sells Half a Billion Phones a Year to install Microsofts OS...
    Microsoft gets Nokia Maps;
    Microsoft gets the OVI Store
    Microsoft gets Nokias Mobile Camera Technology / team....

    Nokia gets Bing and a bland excrement of an OS that isn't even doing well on its own IN ITS HOME MARKET...
  4. mosu

    mosu TS Guru Posts: 475   +84

    it's a natural choice for people who use Windows at home and/or at work to use a WP7 phone and yes, it's a simple interface to use.I'm expecting further developments.A minus though, Navteq maps for my country are crap
  5. yRaz

    yRaz Nigerian Prince Posts: 2,340   +1,438

    Have you even seen a WP7 phone? I think a company that sells "half a billion phones a year" would know what's best for it's company. And WP7 is doing fairly well, where do you get your news? It certainly isn't here because there was an article a few weeks back talking about how well WP7 is doing.

    Stupid trolling guests
  6. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    I would ditch your task killer altogether. Cyanogen and Google have commented on how it's really useless.

    Obviously it's just a suggestion. But a lot of us take Cyan's word as holy gospel when it comes to android.
  7. taimuraly

    taimuraly TS Booster Posts: 113

    It does look like that Microsoft is gaining a lot as guest pointed. I think what Nokia is gaining is a way to enter the US market plus a new platform which is better supported by programmers. It will also save on R&D as it wont no longer need as many resources on creating, updating and supporting an OS. These are a few I could think of and as you pointed, "a company that sells half a billion phones a year would know what's best for it's company" although some my see it as drastic times call for drastic measures XD
  8. MrAnderson

    MrAnderson TS Maniac Posts: 488   +10

    I agree with yRaz, a lot of people have been hating on MS and a lot of it is just word of mouth with out even having the "bad" experiences to draw from. Everyone is jumping on the MS is going down bandwagon and it is not really the case.

    Yes MS has becoming less relevant as the market has grown and they have really good competition. But comptition is good. It forces everyone to change for the better and well if you cannot you go away.

    MS is still alive and kicking (for the for the foreseeable future) and they are both innovating and able to pissing people off with some of there decisions... moreover, they still are working to correct those things.. caugh caugh Vista... caugh caugh Windows 7 (even thought Vista was another word of mouth thing compared to how bad it really really was) So no so called official drop in browser market share can really tell the pulse of any company (especially when they have other things going for them). It just makes for sesational news articles that get good chaps like use commenting.

    The only immediate negative thing about MS and Nokia coventure will be the terrible loss of employment for the Nokiain workforce. Also, possibly put a strain on the Finn government unemployment support system in the near future. I wish that all of the staff find new jobs and bounce back to creat more wonderful and innovative products where ever they end up. Who knows maybe MS, Google, and even Apple will take in a good portion of the Nokiain software engineers.

  9. hassaan

    hassaan TS Rookie Posts: 90

  10. Thats realy realy bad... picetures you got there

    Mobile phones will all have micro usb as main plug... for charging and connecting to pc and earplugs..

    So they must be a lie!

    WINDOWS PHONE 7 + NOKIA = WIN > Apple and their iShit
  11. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    I've gone through the article you've linked in your post. Re-ran the tests I have done earlier as well, and results are same, Android doesn't clean out the **** left behind by closed programs in a 'timely/efficient' manner, leaving battery to loose about 2% of battery time per hour, and mind you I kept cell in 'flight mode'. Infact Google Skymap, Barcode Scanner, reader, wifi manager processes just kept running along with browser + music player. Now I am sorry, when I put this DV5 in 'sleep/suspend' it hardly consumes any power, making it much more efficient than the cell, whereas, it should be the other way round.

    To further stress the OS I opened few more applications, and then tried to open the default task manager, which happily crashed straight away, hanged up the phone for about a minute, and when everything returned only browser was running and rest of the stuff disappeared from running processes list. So frankly, I standby with my experience of this device so far, I am not impressed by this device mainly due to implementation of android it came with, it may be that the whole experience has been ruined by Samsung, which probably is the most likely culprit here.
  12. fpsgamerJR62

    fpsgamerJR62 TS Rookie Posts: 489

    As to whether Nokia has made the right choice by entering into a partnership with Microsoft and adopting Windows Phone 7, only time will tell but the game has definitely changed in the mobile phone market with this development. One thing that Microsoft has failed to do in the first wave of WP7 handsets is to address the market for midrange devices. I am hoping that this partnership with Nokia will eventually produce midrange WP7 handsets which would help broaden WP7's user base. I'm quite sure that Nokia can pull this off since they've already done this with Symbian, first coming out with high-end handsets only but eventually putting Symbian in entry-level phones.
  13. mrmelty

    mrmelty TS Rookie

    Call me distrustful but I have a hard time believing Nokia's decision to adopt Windows Phone has nothing what so ever to do with their new CEO Stephen Elop being ex-Microsoft.[/quote]

  14. PanicX

    PanicX TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 669

    Add a 50% dropped call rate/20 hour battery life, and you've described my iPhone 3g

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