Nokia is one of the leading mobile phone manufacturers, or may be was! The Finnish tech has been supplying military and commercial mobile radio communication devices since 1960’s. Probably, it was one of the key developers of Global System for Mobile Communications. The manufacturer brought the first ever GSM Phone and has since innovated with different telecommunication technologies. However, recently, Nokia has observed a decline in its reputation and sales, defeated by today’s leading mobile platforms, Apple and Android.
Symbian was the OS of Nokia smartphones until 2011, when it partnered with Microsoft and launched Windows phones. Nokia’s shares dropped by 2.6 percent and its productions are at a tough tilt. Several analysts claim that the Finnish tech should switch to Android. Android has been adopted by almost all the leading mobile phone manufacturers across the world, and according to sales reports, all of these suppliers have observed an improved sale of their devices after adopting Android.
Nokia’s lack of grip and innovation over its Windows phones and exposure to diminishing feature phone market are being held as reasons to Nokia’s downfall by Pierre Ferragu, Bernstein Research analyst. Nokia released a series of low-cost feature phones and smartphones, which ranged from mid-end to low-end mobile phones in 2012. It was the Asha series, which appealed to developing markets due to its low prices but barely profited Nokia, as compared to its competitors utilizing the Android platform.
Analysts suggest that Nokia should adopt Android before it is too late. An analyst also claimed that it would not be very surprising if Nokia declare Android to be its new OS by the end of this year. Nokia has in store a Windows Phone variant of its 808 PureView, which currently runs on Nokia Belle. However, as for camera-centered smartphones, Sony and Samsung are readying a 20MP sensor with their Xperia i1 Honami and Galaxy S4 Zoom respectively, both of which run on higher versions of Android.