The principal argument for rejecting the Android brand, as opposed to the technological platform, is that it gave Nokia the ability to deliver their own services instead of things like Google Maps. However, that doesn't need a tie-up with Microsoft, and a generic non-Google Android-based platform could have delivered much of the same services. Even a warmed-over Ovi Store would have been starting at the same level - close to zero - as Microsoft's offering, so it wouldn't have been like Nokia would have been throwing away that advantage.
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