10.30.11

Gemini version available ♊︎

Nokia Can Oust — But Not Recover From — Microsoft Mole

Posted in GNU/Linux, Microsoft at 12:08 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Rick Bellouszo

Summary: Amid confirmation that Nokia is indeed making Linux phones we learn about more Android FUD from Microsoft’s ‘CEO’ of Nokia and hope that he exits quite soon (along with his Trojan horse, Windows Phone 7)

NOKIA was preparing to release some powerful MeeGo (GNU/Linux) phones earlier this year. But it was a year ago that Nokia put a mole in place, preparing the company for abduction by Microsoft (we correctly predicted this right from the start).

The mole is called Stephen Elop and we already wrote a great deal about it, including the fact that part of Elop’s strategy involved patents. We also correctly foresaw this. Not so long ago, Nokia along with Microsoft’s support passed some Android-hostile patents to a patent troll [1, 2] (an antitrust concern). How many? 2,000 patents! Rather than focus on the real goals ot the company, Elop seems to have become some anti-Android FUD machine and here is his latest. To quote the latter parts:

Nokia should have gone with Android

Nokia seems to have committed suicide by ditching the hottest platform Android.

Look at HTC and Samsung, which have become the ‘leading’ players in the mobile space only due to Android. Motorola is another example of a company which raise from Ashes only due to Android.

I feel Nokia is making a huge mistake by putting all its eggs in a failing platform. If Nokia wants to survive it must go with the most successful platform, which is Android, and not the failed one.

Nokia allegedly replaces Symbian With Linux for low-end phones and the manufacturing countries further validate these allegations by publishing:

Nokia, while relying on Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) to compete with iPhone and Android-based mid-range and high-end smartphones, is developing a new Linux-based operating system to replace Symbian for the production of entry-level smartphones with a price tag ranging from US$100-150, according to Taiwan-based handset makers.

Nokia did not actually need to compete with Android. It could just embrace it instead. Or it could go with MeeGo, which was very powerful at the time and enjoyed the support of big vendors. Nokia self-destructed when it let the mole enter. Maybe it can salvage a bit of the company by tossing him out (he is rumoured to be leaving within months) and then focus just on Linux again. Windows on phones is a non-starter with a market share of about 1% and serious lack of features.

Share in other sites/networks: These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages.
  • Reddit
  • email

Decor ᶃ Gemini Space

Below is a Web proxy. We recommend getting a Gemini client/browser.

Black/white/grey bullet button This post is also available in Gemini over at this address (requires a Gemini client/browser to open).

Decor ✐ Cross-references

Black/white/grey bullet button Pages that cross-reference this one, if any exist, are listed below or will be listed below over time.

Decor ▢ Respond and Discuss

Black/white/grey bullet button If you liked this post, consider subscribing to the RSS feed or join us now at the IRC channels.

4 Comments

  1. Michael said,

    October 30, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Gravatar

    Nokia is looking to differentiate themselves from the Android phones. This gives users more choice.

    What is the problem with this? You make it clear what your problem is:

    Nokia did not actually need to compete with Android. It could just embrace it instead. Or it could go with MeeGo, which was very powerful at the time and enjoyed the support of big vendors.

    Not only did Nokia commit the horrible sin of not using Android, they did not even go with a Linux based option. Those jerks! How dare they want to run their own business! How dare they offer customers choice!

    How can they redeem themselves? Oh, you make that clear, too:

    Maybe it can salvage a bit of the company by tossing him out (he is rumoured to be leaving within months) and then focus just on Linux again.

    With us or against us. Black and white. What a small world you live in, Roy.

    But my favorite quote:

    Windows on phones is a non-starter with a market share of about 1% and serious lack of features.

    This is just *hilarious*. Ok, after many years, desktop Linux has passed the 1% mark. But not by much… not even up to 2% based on web stats. And desktop Linux does poorly for the reason you note: a “serious lack of features”… or, at best, poorly done features. The desktop Linux ecosystem just does not compete well with Windows and OS X… so based on your comments, Roy, people should just give up on desktop Linux.

    I personally disagree with that position. But it is the logical conclusion to your comments.

    twitter Reply:

    Talking about moles, I’m tired of this one. Can we please ban this pest?

    Michael Reply:

    Contrary opinions are not to be allowed!

    Seriously, if you think I am wrong then refute my points. You cannot, so you want me banned and you call me names.

  2. twitter said,

    October 30, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Gravatar

    The best thing the next CEO can say is, “I’m sorry about what happened.” The recovery of the company depends on how many people Elop fired, how far away they got and how easily Nokia can get them back. The company was better served with unique offerings like Symbian, QT, Naemo and Mego but these are the people Elop has fired.

DecorWhat Else is New


  1. Links 3/12/2021: GNU Poke 1.4 and KDDockWidgets 1.5.0

    Links for the day



  2. IRC Proceedings: Thursday, December 02, 2021

    IRC logs for Thursday, December 02, 2021



  3. Links 3/12/2021: Nitrux 1.7.1 and Xen 4.16 Released

    Links for the day



  4. Links 2/12/2021: OpenSUSE Leap 15.4 Alpha, Qt Creator 6

    Links for the day



  5. The EPO's “Gender Awareness Report”

    There’s a new document with remarks by the EPO’s staff representatives and it concerns opportunities for women at the EPO — a longstanding issue



  6. IRC Proceedings: Wednesday, December 01, 2021

    IRC logs for Wednesday, December 01, 2021



  7. EPO Staff Committee Compares the Tactics of António Campinos to Benoît Battistelli's

    The Central Staff Committee (CSC) of the EPO talks about EPO President António Campinos, arguing that “he seems to subscribe to the Manichean view, introduced by Mr Battistelli…”



  8. Prof. Thomas Jaeger in GRUR: Unified Patent Court (UPC) “Incompatible With EU Law“

    The truth remains unquestionable and the law remains unchanged; Team UPC is living in another universe, unable to accept that what it is scheming will inevitably face high-level legal challenges (shall that become necessary) and it will lose because the facts are all still the same



  9. Links 1/12/2021: LibrePlanet CFS Extended to December 15th and DB Comparer for PostgreSQL Reaches 5.0

    Links for the day



  10. EPO Cannot and Will Not Self-Regulate

    The term financialisation helps describe some of the activities of the EPO in recent years; see Wikipedia on financialisation below



  11. [Meme] Germany's Licence to Break the Law

    Remember that the young Campinos asked dad for his immunity after he had gotten drunk and crashed the car; maybe the EPO should stop giving diplomatic immunity to people, seeing what criminals (e.g. Benoît Battistelli) this attracts; the German government is destroying its image (and the EU’s) by fostering such corruption, wrongly believing that it’s worth it because of Eurozone domination for patents/litigation



  12. EPO Dislikes Science and Scientists

    The EPO's management has become like a corrupt political party with blind faith in money and monopolies (or monopoly money); it has lost sight of its original goals and at this moment it serves to exacerbate an awful pandemic, as the video above explains



  13. Links 1/12/2021: LibreOffice 7.3 Beta, Krita 5.0, Julia 1.7

    Links for the day



  14. Links 1/12/2021: NixOS 21.11 Released

    Links for the day



  15. IRC Proceedings: Tuesday, November 30, 2021

    IRC logs for Tuesday, November 30, 2021



  16. Links 1/12/2021: Tux Paint 0.9.27 and WordPress 5.9 Beta

    Links for the day



  17. [Meme] EPO Administrative Council Believing EPO-Bribed 'Media' (IAM Still Shilling and Lying for Cash)

    IAM continues to do what brings money from EPO management and Team UPC, never mind if it is being disputed by the patent examiners themselves



  18. The EPO's Mythical “Gap” Has Been Found and It's Bonuses for People Who Use Pure Fiction to Steal From Patent Examiners

    The phony president who has the audacity to claim there's a budget gap is issuing millions of euros for his enablers to enjoy; weeks ahead of the next meeting of national delegates the Central Staff Committee (CSC) tells them: "Events show that the delegations’ concerns about functional allowances have materialised. The lack of transparency and inflation of the budget envelope gives rise to the suspicion that high management is pursuing a policy of self-service at the expense of EPO staff, which is difficult to reconcile with the Office’s claimed cost-saving policy, and to the detriment of the whole Organisation."



  19. Video: Making the Internet a Better Place for People, Not Megacorporations

    Following that earlier list of suggested improvements for a freedom-respecting Internet, here's a video and outline



  20. Links 30/11/2021: KDE Plasma 5.23.4, 4MLinux 38.0, Long GitHub Downtime, and Microsoft's CEO Selling Away Shares

    Links for the day



  21. A Concise Manifesto For Freedom-Respecting Internet

    An informal list of considerations to make when reshaping the Internet to better serve people, not a few corporations that are mostly military contractors subsidised by the American taxpayers



  22. Freenode.net Becomes a 'Reddit Clone' and Freenode IRC is Back to Old Configurations After Flushing Down Decades' Worth of User/Channel Data and Locking/Shutting Out Longtime Users

    Freenode is having another go; after “chits” and “jobs” (among many other ideas) have clearly failed, and following the change of daemon (resulting in massive loss of data and even security issues associated with impersonation) as well as pointless rebrand as “Joseon”, the domain Freenode.net becomes something completely different and the IRC network reopens to all



  23. Jack Dorsey's Decision is a Wake-up Call: Social Control Media is Just a Toxic Bubble

    The state of the World Wide Web (reliability, preservation, accessibility, compatibility etc.) was worsened a lot more than a decade ago; with social control media that’s nowadays just a pile of JavaScript programs we’re basically seeing the Web gradually turning into another Adobe Flash (but this time they tell us it’s a “standard”), exacerbating an already-oversized ‘bubble economy’ where companies operate at a loss while claiming to be worth hundreds of billions (USD) and generally serve imperialistic objectives by means of manipulation like surveillance, selective curation, and censorship



  24. IRC Proceedings: Monday, November 29, 2021

    IRC logs for Monday, November 29, 2021



  25. Links 29/11/2021: NuTyX 21.10.5 and CrossOver 21.1.0

    Links for the day



  26. This Apt Has Super Dumbass Powers. Linus Sebastian and Pop_OS!

    Guest post by Ryan, reprinted with permission



  27. [Meme] Trying to Appease Provocateurs and Borderline Trolls

    GNU/Linux isn’t just a clone of Microsoft Windows and it oughtn’t be a clone of Microsoft Windows, either; some people set themselves up for failure, maybe by intention



  28. Centralised Git Hosting Has a Business Model Which is Hostile Towards Developers' Interests (in Microsoft's Case, It's an Attack on Reciprocal Licensing and Persistent Manipulation)

    Spying, censoring, and abusing projects/developers/users are among the perks Microsoft found in GitHub; the E.E.E.-styled takeover is being misused for perception manipulation and even racism, so projects really need to take control of their hosting (outsourcing is risky and very expensive in the long run)



  29. Links 29/11/2021: FWUPD's 'Best Known Configuration' and Glimpse at OpenZFS 3.0

    Links for the day



  30. President Biden Wants to Put Microsofter in Charge of the Patent Office, Soon to Penalise Patent Applicants Who Don't Use Microsoft's Proprietary Formats

    The tradition of GAFAM or GIAFAM inside the USPTO carries on (e.g. Kappos and Lee; Kappos lobbies for Microsoft and IBM, whereas Lee now works for Amazon/Bezos after a career at Google); it's hard to believe anymore that the USPTO exists to serve innovators rather than aggressive monopolists, shielding their territory by patent threats (lawsuits or worse aggression) and cross-licensing that's akin to a cartel


RSS 64x64RSS Feed: subscribe to the RSS feed for regular updates

Home iconSite Wiki: You can improve this site by helping the extension of the site's content

Home iconSite Home: Background about the site and some key features in the front page

Chat iconIRC Channel: Come and chat with us in real time

Recent Posts