In a desperate bid to stay relevant, the iconic Finnish company Nokia, finds itself in a smartphone world no longer dominated by them, but by a little green robot named Android. While Nokia maintains 37% of the smartphone market, it is rapidly declining thanks to pressure from competitors like Google, Apple and others. The company’s new CEO Stephen Elop, had to make some tough decisions recently in order to combat the growing threats.
Nokia decided to abandon its legendary Symbian operating system in favor of Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 OS, causing many critics to sound off and predict end to the great company. It's a little early in the game to predict whether Nokia’s partnership with Microsoft will succeed or fail, but I can tell you why they chose WP7 and not Android.