Wondering why Nokia chose Windows Phone over Android? Nokia CEO Stephen Elop clarified the reasons for that decision today, explaining that when it comes to Google’s increasingly popular OS, you just never know what to expect. “Google’s open box still has flaps,” said the Nokia boss, “and we don’t know what those flaps will do.”
“Apple in 2007 introduced a high water mark in terms of saying, ‘this is what users expect [...],’ but Apple did this in a very Apple way. It was closed,” said Elop. “Apple created Android, or at least it created the conditions necessary to create Android. People decided they could not play in the Apple way, and they had to do something else. Then Google stepped in and created Android [...] and others jumped on the Android train.”
Elop also took the opportunity to squash rumors that Samsung plans to acquire Nokia. “Nokia is not for sale,” he said.