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  1. Microsoft kills off its Nokia Android phones

    Microsoft is planning to scrap its Nokia X Android efforts and replace them with Windows Phone in the future.



    Microsoft is planning to scrap its Nokia X Android efforts and replace them with Windows Phone in the future. The news comes as part of today's announcement that Microsoft is cutting 18,000 jobs in the next year. In an email to former Nokia staff, Microsoft devices chief Stephen Elop details the company's renewed focus on Windows Phone. "In addition to the portfolio already planned, we plan to deliver additional lower-cost Lumia devices by shifting select future Nokia X designs and products to Windows Phone devices," says Elop. "We expect to make this shift immediately while continuing to sell and support existing Nokia X products."



    While many were surprised by Nokia's decision to produce Android-based handsets, the Nokia X debuted earlier this year, and Microsoft recently announced its successor the X2 just last month. The shift means any future Nokia X handsets will run Windows Phone, resulting in the end of Microsoft's Android efforts. Alongside the changes, Microsoft also appears to be focusing its mobile future on where Windows Phone is successful. "We will determine each market approach based on local market dynamics, our ability to profitably deliver local variants, current Lumia momentum and the strategic importance of the market to Microsoft," says Elop. "We will be particularly focused on making the market for Windows Phone. In the near term, we plan to drive Windows Phone volume by targeting the more affordable smartphone segments, which are the fastest-growing segments of the market, with Lumia."
    White House may drop BlackBerry after testing Samsung, LG - Android Smartphones as BlackBerry remains heavily behind Android and BlackBerry has yet to find a plan to get back on track.

    BlackBerry - RIM CEO Thorsten Heins admitted during the interview with TheTelegraph that BlackBerry took "the conscious decision not to go for Android" when discussing the future of the software that will power the next-generation of RIM hardware.

    While other hardware manufacturers are YET to decide their strategy for Android.
    Readers have also to consider that Apple, IBM and Microsoft are active alliances of the NSA too.

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    In all seriousness, I truly did not know that Nokia had ANY Android phones. I thought that they only made Windows phones with the exception of a very small number of low feature "garbage phones" that still run some variant of Symbian.

  3. The one I have used in past and I know is Nokia A110 or Nokia X with Android v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) OS. Then after I got better deal on Apple.

  4. Originally Posted by enim View Post
    BlackBerry - RIM CEO Thorsten Heins admitted during the interview with TheTelegraph that BlackBerry took "the conscious decision not to go for Android" when discussing the future of the software that will power the next-generation of RIM hardware.

    While other hardware manufacturers are YET to decide their strategy for Android.
    Readers have also to consider that Apple, IBM and Microsoft are active alliances of the NSA too.
    You're a bit behind on the news. Thorsten is out John Chen is in. Meanwhile Blackberry is back to profitability and BBM, the one interesting thing with Blackberry, is available for Android and iOS.

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    This has nothing to do with computers or video. Closed.
    In the future stick to Off Topic for these type of posts.

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