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Microsoft tips Android phone, but hell remains unfrozen

Jun 25, 2014, 12:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Brown)

Nokia has launched its first Android smartphone under the Microsoft regime. The 4.3-inch Nokia X2 runs a Nokia X Software Platform that's based on Android. Microsoft???s acquisition of Nokia was expected to put the kibosh on Nokia???s experimental, Android-based Nokia X smartphone. Surprisingly, however, the newly Microsoft-owned Nokia has just announced a Nokia X2 upgrade, featuring dual SIM capability. Like the X, the X2 runs the Nokia X Software Platform, a heavily forked Android build that supports Android app compatibility.

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