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The Nokia Android phone that never was (video)

Could an early alliance with Android have changed everything? Adventures in Tech imagines the fantasy Android Nokia phone that never was.

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Could Android have kept Nokia on top of the phone world? Conventional wisdom says yes -- that had the Finnish firm sided with Google's green robot early on, today it would still be an independent smartphone titan, and not a part of Microsoft.

Would a bet on Android really have saved Nokia's bacon however? Having stuck too long with the unintuitive Symbian operating system, there were plenty of onlookers urging the company -- which was the biggest phone maker in the world for 14 years from 1998 -- to take a leaf from Samsung and HTC's book and bet big on Google's mobile OS.

In the latest episode of CNET's Adventures in Tech, we imagine the fantasy Nokia Android phone that never was. What would it have looked like? And would siding with Android instead of Windows Phone have changed everything?

What would you have done differently if you were in charge of Nokia? Tell me your thoughts in the comments, on our Facebook wall, or let me know on Twitter. Oh, and don't forget to subscribe!

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