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Why Nokia Plans An Android Phone

Nokia is expected to debut an Android smartphone later this month to target emerging markets.

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Thomas Claburn
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Thomas Claburn,
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2/11/2014 | 4:10:27 PM
Re: Apps?
Android app compatibility across forked versions tends to be fairly straightforward unless you're making heavy use of Google services. You just replace routines that call things like in-app payments with the Nokia equivalent and you're good to go. It's not trivial but it's not onerous either. At least that's been my experience making my Android game work on Amazon's Kindle.
Lorna Garey
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Lorna Garey,
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2/11/2014 | 1:36:11 PM
Apps?
Eric, what does this forking mean for apps? If a robust selection of apps is important, will this be a drag on sales, even in low-end markets where buyers could get a Samsung device and be able to access mainstream Android apps?
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