While I might end up fleshing some of this out as part of a full post at AA (we'll see), I thought I'd at least take the time to talk a bit about one of my favorite manufacturers. Yes, they are one of my favorites regardless of the fact that they ignored Android and made plenty of other bad decisions that led to their near-demise. That said, I still think Nokia is a good company at heart and has some true talent left, particularly in the software front. Z Launcher, for example, is actually a lot of fun in my opinion -- though I find it crashes too much in its pre-beta form so I'll likely discontinue use until a more stable version arrives. I'd also like to see HERE Maps and other Nokia apps/services come to Android. One thing I want to clarify though: Nokia does not equal Microsoft. The purchase is over, and MS now owns Nokia's handset manufacturing side of the business.For those wondering, no, future devices made by Microsoft Mobile (Nokia's former mobile division) will not be labeled as Nokia handsets. The only exception to this is feature/asha phones, which Microsoft has the rights to the Nokia name for this for, I believe, a decade. Again, I might do some more detailed research onto the topic later but here's the basic takeaway here: 1) If you see a new piece of software from Nokia, it has nothing to do with Microsoft. 2) If you see a new Lumia or any phone that uses the Nokia branding right now, it now has nothing to do with Nokia. Microsoft is completely taking over the marketing on all previous Nokia phones. 3) The Nokia X, which sucks, is a Microsoft product now, and its sequel will also be a Microsoft Mobile product. 4) Nokia can make handsets again, if they want to. That said, they'll need to wait a certain period of time. I've heard that it's somewhere between 1 1/2 and 2 years. I could be wrong, but they could even technically make a phone now if they used a new branding/name for this division -- though they don't exactly have the resources at this stage. 5) The Nokia that remains makes money for a combination of patents, enterprise solutions and future apps. Bottom-line, let's try and move past all the Nokia hate.Yes, I'm mad that they never got into the Android game and that when they did it was with the severely limited Nokia X. That said, the Nokia X was limited because of their ties to Microsoft, something they won't need to worry about if they decide to make an Android phone in a few years when they have the rights to making phones under their name again. Are you looking forward to Nokia's future without Microsoft, or do you consider the company pretty much dead at this point?