Nokia: Ovi at 1.7m daily downloads, no Android plans

Nokia: Ovi at 1.7m daily downloads, no Android plans

Summary: Nokia's head of sales and marketing, Niklas Savander, took part in a Q&A session on Twitter last Thursday to face consumer comments and questions directly.During the hour-long session Savander's account (NiklasatNokia) received around 400 questions and tweeted more than 50 replies concerning the company's strategy going forward.

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Nokia's head of sales and marketing, Niklas Savander, took part in a Q&A session on Twitter last Thursday to face consumer comments and questions directly.

During the hour-long session Savander's account (NiklasatNokia) received around 400 questions and tweeted more than 50 replies concerning the company's strategy going forward.

Savander was quick to quash rumours that Nokia is planning to develop handsets on the Android operating system, reiterating that "Android is not the ans. We need Symbian to be cleaned up and given more power and better UI, now though".

Instead, Nokia will be focusing on Meego for its range-topping handsets and that it will be better integrated with the Ovi Store and that "Meego is our high end connected device platform - so services presence is a priority".

Interestingly, the company also says that the Ovi store now serves more than 1.7m downloads per day, of which around 75 percent are apps. Nokia's Ovi Store is currently home to around 13,000 apps according to the company's latest quarterlies.

However, in contrast, the Apple app store is home to more than 200,000 apps and has seen more than 3bn downloads. Similarly, Google's Android Market is estimated to currently hold around 105,000 apps and to date has seen an estimated 1.2bn app downloads, according to AndroLib.

The Q&A session follows the Symbian Foundation's announcement on 4 August stating that more than 25 million Symbian handsets were shipped during Q2 this year, equating to more than 300,00 per month.

Topic: Mobility

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