Once again, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has employed the honorable act of trash talking in an attempt to dismiss the success of Android. Most recently, at the Open Mobile Summit held in London today, Nokia’s CEO tackled a lot of discussions. He said that Nokia is getting better and better and plan to become the tech-darling of the carriers. He then took a cheap shot on Android stating that our beloved operating system only exists because iPhone exists.
“Apple created Android, or at least it created the conditions necessary to create Android. People decided they could not play in the Apple way, and they had to do something else. Then Google stepped in there and created Android… and others jumped on the Android train.” – Nokia CEO Stephen Elop
Oh really? I beg to differ. Hey Mr. CEO, you should know why Android is much better than iOS on smartphones.
Also, there was something he said that really caught us off guard. With all his might, he claimed that almost all Android devices have the same looks and perform just alike. He even said, “If it’s too hard to differentiate on a platform, commoditization steps in. But then differentiation starts to creep back in through fragmentation.” What he wants to point out is that if OEMs wishes to stand out, they need to fragment Android.
Based on everything he said, do you really believe Nokia can surpass Android or Apple? Well, I would have to say no. Got something to say?
Source: Android and Me