Why hasn't Google developed such a suite as good as the Nokia suite that would almost 100% allow us to use most of our phones' basic functions on our PC?

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    We can't tell you why Google has or has not done something because we are not Google. Do you perhaps have a more answerable question on this topic? – eldarerathis Sep 12 '12 at 20:44
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    You're looking for Samsung KIES probably? – minicookie Sep 12 '12 at 20:50
  • You're asking us to speculate as to Google's reason(s) for (not) doing something. Only Google can answer that. We prefer questions that can be answered, not just discussed. Or, put another way, questions about real, concrete problems you're having with your Android device, which have the possibility of a single, correct, answer. – ale Sep 15 '12 at 22:34
  • You might want to re-phrase your question to keep it from being closed. See my answer below for an example ;) – Izzy Sep 16 '12 at 12:49

Google unlike Samsung and Nokia and such is a service company that wants to bind you to its cloud (sorry for the buzz word).

You can see it with Gmail, Google Docs, Google+, Google Voice and of course Google search which all are (more or less) agnostic of used operating systems, hardware and so on. They all operate in the cloud, the only dependancy is a decent browser.

And so does Android. You aren't bound to even own a PC if you have an Android device at all. It's meant to be a replacement for some of the stuff that you currently do on a PC. For a comparison: Only with iOS 5 has Apple removed the hard dependancy to have iTunes installed for backups and updates of ones iOS device.
Courtesy of Google :-)

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Rephrasing your question to something more constructive:

Google hasn't developed such a suite as good as the Nokia suite that would almost 100% allow us to use most of our phones' basic functions on our PC. Are there any alternative ways available to fill this gap?

In this case: Yes, there are good answers available. The market playstore is full of apps offering similar functionalities. For Windows users, the closest solution probably is MyPhoneExplorer. Together with its PC component, it offers almost all capabilities you find in your mentioned PC suites:


  • sync your phone with Outlook, Thunderbird, Sunbird, Lotus Notes, Tobit David, Windows Contacts, Windows Calendar,...
  • manage your SMS, Calllists, Apps, Files, handle Calls, create backups...

Connection via WiFi, USB-Cable or Bluetooth.

Other solutions include e.g. AirDroid, which allows you to manage your Android device from your PCs browser:


There's a Video Guide available on Youtube to show you this apps capabilities, which are quite amazing.

I could continue this list with a lot of apps, but that's not the intention of this site. Having given you the idea of for what to look and where should get you started filling your gap -- from here on, I guess, you can continue on your own ;)

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