Watch Nokia's MWC keynote in two minutes, count how many times Elop says Microsoft

Did you miss Nokia’s keynote at Mobile World Congress? Well, if you feel like watching a condensed version of the keynote, check out the video above.

While the headlines may have been that Nokia is building a phone with Google’s OS, check out how many times Elop mentions Microsoft or one of its many services.

It’s quite clear that while the underlying OS is Google’s, Nokia has done just about everything it can to push the user towards Microsoft services. Elop even goes on to say that it deliberately removed Google’s services from the OS to help bring the next billion people into Microsoft services.

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What's wrong with Elop saying Microsoft many times? Last time I checked Microsoft bought Nokia Mobile Phone division and Nokia became a Microsoft partner selling Windows smartphones.

Major_Plonquer said,
Didn't Nokia also announce a MeeGo phone several years ago? What ever became of that?

Elop killed it......

20legend said,

Elop killed it......

And now Elop is jumping over the Xbox division, aka, the future defunct xbox division.

er3s said,
That is one hell of a drinking game

many interns at Microsoft had to probably take the week off after playing that one

although nokia had good intentions, as revealed in this video, all that work looks like it was a wasted effort. with microsoft lowering the minimum specs for windows phone, such as low end socs like snapdragon 200, 4gb internal storage, and display resolutions as low as 360x640, these nokia x phones are useless to microsoft,and serve no purpose at all.

vcfan said,
although nokia had good intentions, as revealed in this video, all that work looks like it was a wasted effort. with microsoft lowering the minimum specs for windows phone, such as low end socs like snapdragon 200, 4gb internal storage, and display resolutions as low as 360x640, these nokia x phones are useless to microsoft,and serve no purpose at all.

a lot of silly people out there that buy android for being android.. and don't know the competition..

Lachlan said,

a lot of silly people out there that buy android for being android.. and don't know the competition..


And many more buy Nokia.... because is Nokia.
Time will tell....

Shall be interesting to watch. Phone could always flop. Hard to gain ground making Androids thanks to Samsung.

They ditched Google Services, but they are getting people used to the Android apps as well. Which still is better than the WP store. Lots of people will not upgrade their phone to a different platform if the apps they use are not available.

Hope to see more WP devices out there tho. Just will make the other platforms do that much more to keep their customers. Competition is just going to get more and more fierce.

techbeck said,
Shall be interesting to watch. Phone could always flop. Hard to gain ground making Androids thanks to Samsung.
That's such a limited view of the market.

MrHumpty said,
That's such a limited view of the market.

The question is though, is it untrue? =)

But this will be a low end device and may not be competing with Samsung.

MrHumpty said,
That's such a limited view of the market.

How so? Few Android OEMs are making a profit other than Samsung and sure as heck not at the level Samsung is making. So it is hard for other OEMs to break into the Android market. I hope that changes since I am not a real big fan of Samsung phones.

techbeck said,
How so? Few Android OEMs are making a profit other than Samsung and sure as heck not at the level Samsung is making. So it is hard for other OEMs to break into the Android market. I hope that changes since I am not a real big fan of Samsung phones.
This is targeting the mid/low end markets where Android phones are very diverse. More importantly the smartphone market has been very aggressive with change... especially depending on locale. In the end, people on this website may see samsung and see a shiny thing they must have. This phone is targeting those who are newcomers to smartphones who haven't created allegiances.

nitins60 said,
Killing you with your own knife. How's dat Google? Scroogled

Eh? how is it killing Google, it's basically a gateway handset.
Once people using Nokia droids realise that they have a far bigger choice of apps than on WP, why wouldn't they want to sample the full fat Android next time - complete with all Google apps inc Play store?
If that means buying other than Nokia so be it......

20legend said,
Once people using Nokia droids realise that they have a far bigger choice of apps than on WP, why wouldn't they want to sample the full fat Android next time - complete with all Google apps inc Play store?
At least someone gets it. This is precisely what is wrong with Nokia's Android strategy, and Microsoft is dreaming if it believes people accustomed to Android apps are going to en masse jump to WP next. It's not just the number of apps either. In many cases the apps are very much there on WP too, but just compare how much effort developers put into them compared to their Android or iOS counterparts. Sadly this seems to be true even of Microsoft's own in-house app developers.

Romero said,
At least someone gets it. This is precisely what is wrong with Nokia's Android strategy, and Microsoft is dreaming if it believes people accustomed to Android apps are going to en masse jump to WP next. It's not
just the number of apps either. In many cases the apps are very much there on WP too, but just compare how much effort developers put into them compared to their Android or iOS counterparts. Sadly this seems to be true even of Microsoft's own in-house app developers.
The App quality argument is eroding fast just as the app existence argument has been eroding.

The only problem with this strategy is if one starts on this device and moves to WP. All "apps" other than MS/Nokia apps will need to be repurchased. Of course, MS could offer some sort of license transfer fee coverage or something.

Again, though, this all assumes MS keeps this going after the purchase.

MrHumpty said,
The App quality argument is eroding fast just as the app existence argument has been eroding.

The only problem with this strategy is if one starts on this device and moves to WP. All "apps" other than MS/Nokia apps will need to be repurchased. Of course, MS could offer some sort of license transfer fee coverage or something.

Again, though, this all assumes MS keeps this going after the purchase.

They also might be able to link the bought apps on their android store with the apps on the windows phone store as well though =). So people may not have to repurchase them as its not googles play store but a different store =).

MrHumpty said,
The App quality argument is eroding fast just as the app existence argument has been eroding.
How I wish more companies and independent devs got the memo to update their Windows, Windows RT and Windows Phone apps beyond the first grudging release version. I have personally got tired of mailing many of them only to be ignored or at best be given empty promises of bug fixes and updates. And how is it that Microsoft's own apps on Android or iOS are often better than on their own platforms? Inexcusable. How do they expect others to pay attention when they themselves don't? How long before everyone inside the company (Skype, I'm looking at you in particular) gets the One Microsoft message?

Scabrat said,

They also might be able to link the bought apps on their android store with the apps on the windows phone store as well though =). So people may not have to repurchase them as its not googles play store but a different store =).

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2665401

This thread says no need to use any other store as Gapps and root already achieved on Nokia X - including Google's own Play store.....

I dont know why but after seen this video, the image of the alien coming out from the chest came to my mind..

Enron said,
It's kind of like using Android against Google. Interesting idea.

advertised as android.. but most people wont know the difference between the services.. it is a pretty good strategy..

Enron said,
It's kind of like using Android against Google. Interesting idea.

Bit of art of war there for you.

Lachlan said,
advertised as android.. but most people wont know the difference between the services.. it is a pretty good strategy..
Unless the alternate services offer the same or better experience people will most certainly complain. For example I still don't see good alternatives to many of Google's offerings, unfortunately.