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Microsoft won't be investing in Cyanogen after all
First comes love, then comes a $110 million investment round

Microsoft won't be investing in Cyanogen after all

Derek Kessler 112

Alternative Android OS developer Cyanogen is poised to raise around $110 million in a funding round, but contrary to earlier reports, Microsoft might not be chipping in. Several weeks ago brought the news that Microsoft was considering investing in Cyanogen and their customized Android system CyanogenMod. That OS is installed on a few retail devices, including the OnePlus One and the...

Microsoft's planned surprise today was indeed another Android smartphone dubbed Nokia X2

Microsoft's planned surprise today was indeed another Android smartphone dubbed Nokia X2

Rich Edmonds 204

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...

Attacking from the bottom: why Nokia's Android-powered phones make sense

Attacking from the bottom: why Nokia's Android-powered phones make sense

Chris Umiastowski 253

Today, at the start of Mobile World Congress, Nokia made it official. They are building Android-powered phones . I’m not going to rehash all of the data or walk you through the basics of the phone since that’s already been covered in-depth quite well today. While some at Microsoft may be embarrassed by what Nokia is doing, I can see how it’s a smart move that will help. First, let’s...

Nokia’s shrewd move with the Nokia X undermines Google, bolsters Microsoft

Nokia’s shrewd move with the Nokia X undermines Google, bolsters Microsoft

Daniel Rubino 347

Barcelona – Early this morning, Nokia held their highly anticipated press conference here at Mobile World Congress 2014. Anticipated is the word used because while two new and admirable low-end entry phones were introduced – the Asha 230 and Nokia 220 – all eyes were focused on ‘X’. Yes, Nokia has gone Android. But if you think that’s all there is to the story, you may be missing the...