Speaking to the Financial Times, the head of Nokia's smartphone department said that Android is but a short-term solution that will lead companies to bigger problems related to brand-recognition in the not too distant future. Though that explanation is simple enough for most people to understand, it seems Vanjoki couldn't resist giving the Financial Times a colorful example of what he was talking about.
Though experts agree that having the same operating system as everyone else could hurt phone makers' bottom lines, FT also cites analysts who are dubtful that the Symbian operating system has a future because previous iterations have been disappointing.
Nokia this month announced several new handsets for it's Symbian^3 family of smartphones, including the C6, the C7 and the business-orientated E7.
Source: Financial Times via ComputerWorld