Nokia plays off Android KitKat, asks us to have a break from Samsung and Android

September 5, 2013
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As we all know, the folks over at Microsoft and Nokia aren't doing so great in the mobile space. Although, Microsoft looks to change that with their recent acquisition and buyout of Nokia. They'll soon be taking the same approach as Apple and now Google, by having their own hardware company. In light of Sundar Pichai announcing Android 4.4 KitKat, Nokia's now begging us all to "have a break" from Android.

I don't know about you guys, but when I saw this the first thing I thought was "gimme a break" no one is switching to Nokia. Certainly not any of you Android fans that care enough to pay close attention to all the little fun Google has with naming. It's a nice attempt by Nokia, and they're going right after Samsung with their little image.

There is one possibility though. We'll take a break from Samsung (as the image implies) and have some fun with HTC and their new One smartphone. And the folks from HTC agree with that notion. This probably wasn't what Nokia was hoping when they released that image, but did they really think we'd leave Android for Windows Phone? Nope!

The jokes about Android 4.4 KitKat are only going to continue, but I personally love the idea. Might as well have some fun with the sweet naming of Android, and this is a great way to do so. After K we have L,M,N,O and we're already hearing jokes of Little Debbies, Marie Calendar, Nabisco, and even Oreo. Right!? Awesome.

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In the end though, the Nokia tweet was playing defense but probably all in good fun. If they really think we're going to switch from Android to Nokia over a name, I suggest they "have a break, and have a..." Snickers, because they get crazy when they're hungry.

VIA: Twitter


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  • ihiugg

    Just a break – only to see how much WP8 sucks.

  • Richard Yarrell

    Nokia/Windows suck monkey balls. Samsung rules technology period.

  • JPB

    Oh, hahahahaha! I get it! Those Microkia guys are so funny! What a knee slapper!

  • Andy_in_Indy

    It just seems sad that the best marketing they can buy is always along the same theme: “Get ours because we are not them!”

    I do suppose it is better than the “Don’t be part of the Smart Phone Beta Test” campaign they ran for WP7 right up until a few weeks after they showed everyone that WP7 was really a beta and no one would be upgraded to WP8 (FACEPALM!)

  • Sayantan Guha Roy

    umm 2016 Nokia with Android :

  • Nikil K

    Well i see not Nokia, but Apple being the threat. With the iPhone 5C and iOS 7 a lot of Android users will jump ship.

    • sbwgmg

      Haha no.

  • Timothy Anderson

    Ha ha. Well it looks like a bunch of employees are going to take a break from Nokia and move to new company Newkia…. They want to break away from Nokia and start their own company. Oh… and they are going to focus on Android. As far as they are concerned, Nokia died whan M$ bought them.