Microsoft's planned surprise today was indeed another Android smartphone dubbed Nokia X2
Microsoft recently teased today's announcement, which turned out to be the X2 – the next-gen Android-Microsoft hybrid. When Microsoft purchased the hardware and services division from Nokia, it was responsible for not only the Lumia line of Windows Phones but also the Nokia X. It's worth noting this launch since Redmond appears to be sticking to the plan to attract consumers through Android hardware.
The device itself has a LCD display, which comes in at 4.3-inches, complimented by a 5 MP camera (with LED flash), 1 GB of RAM, 4 GB internal storage (with microSD expansion), Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor, and Bluetooth 4.0, all powered by an 1,800 mAh battery. The company has continued where Nokia left off by adding more services and changing things around to both provide a better experience and make everything look and feel like Windows Phone.
With the X2 out of the way, we're sure many of you are looking forward to see what Microsoft has prepared for the Lumia family of Windows Phones. What do you make of Microsoft's X hardware?
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they hv again left out early adapters
Since they have a cross licensing deal with Apple it could even be rectangular with rounded corners. That would burn.
Nokia X2: flash, front cam, 1GB RAM – 99€ WTF Microsoft? I understand this phone started before the acquisition of Nokia. But why can’t you scrap when you can delay/scarp surface mini? Where are the successors for Lumia 820/720 phones? It has been nearly 2 years.
X2- greater ram, flash, ffc, more apps, similiar ui bt same price
Come on microsoft, just tell us ur priority-wp or droid?
PS: People here use cross for "X" more than they use it for "+".
Why Must Adroid platform ??
Please Windows Phone Better suport,,
- Buy an X2
- Root it
- Install an Android ROM
- Install the Google Play Store
- Download the Microsoft apps There. You have a proper Android with a bigger store, you're still using Microsoft's services and you got rid of that abortion of a UI.
They make Windows Phone free to OEMs and MS is even continuing to develop a non WP platform?!? You own this portion of Nokia now!!! Stop the madness!!!!
Checkout the comparison between X2 and L630. http://static.digit.in/fckeditor/Kunal%20K/Nokia%20X2/Nokia%20X2-Lumia63... X2 is more attractive on the hardware basis. When is the next dual sim Lumia coming out?
Microsoft has so much work to do on the 8.1 platform and they're wasting their time with this? Are you kidding me? I understand another company using the FREE Android OS to make a phone look like WIndows Phone because they want to make a low-cost phone and save money on OS license but WHY IN THE WORLD WOULD MICROSOFT DO THIS THEMSELVES? If Microsoft were really desperate to make a low-cost phone with free OS all they have to do is "not charge themselves for the OS" and slap it on the phone. Wow!
Its actually better than Lumia low-end phones in some aspects like the flash, front cam, fast lane (which I feel is miles ahead of action centre), RAM & battery. Please concentrate on the Windows platform... Moto already have the best android
You can see the New version sitting at Version 188.8.131.52
By giving General Fixes for it today..
1. Windows name should be replaced
2. OS is too cluttered if hardware is there and it doesn't sell than problem is the brand and OS. Launching an android device is only going to hurt the windows platform