Microsoft teases possible successor to the Android-based Nokia X

by: Andrew GrushJune 20, 2014


Considering Microsoft already makes a small fortune of Android, we suppose it’s only natural they actually have a few handsets that run off of the OS.Taking to the (currently MS run) Nokia Conversations blog, Microsoft Mobile has now dropped hints about the possibility of a new “Nokia” X phone in a new ‘green’ image, which is followed by a countdown timer that will end on June 24th.

Despite receiving lukewarm reception among Android users, the Nokia X has actually sold relatively well in Asia and other markets, so it’s no shock that Microsoft Mobile wants to keep the momentum going. What’s unclear is whether or not the phone will retain the “Nokia X” branding now that Nokia and Microsoft Mobile (formerly Nokia’s handset division) are no longer directly related.

It’s certainly possible that Microsoft will be able to use the “Nokia X” brand, regardless of the fact that what remains of Nokia likely isn’t involved in this project. On the other hand, the phone could also end up as the Microsoft X — though that would certainly be a bit confusing with the existence of the Xbox brand.

As for the specs? While today’s teaser tells of nothing, previous rumors claim the handset will continue to offer modest specs such as a dual-core 1.2GHz CPU, a 4.3-inch display and 1GB RAM.

  • Jack Parker

    Full google play support or no sale

    • xoj_21

      there is rumors they are trying to

  • Shark Bait

    Microsoft admitting their platform is second rate then!
    this is akin to apple making an android phone, accept they don’t need to because iOS doesn’t suck as bad

    • windows is not so bad

      • xoj_21

        its second rate, unless u are sucker for the animations

    • Luka Mlinar

      hear, hear

    • No! They want to make money from android lovers who use Microsoft services.

      • JAbbe

        Yeah if only MS make Visual Studio for Android Nokia X, they’ll get my money

  • Anonymousfella

    Not interested in another low end effort from Nokia. Cant we get a lumia 1520 or 1020 level phone?

    • xoj_21

      depending how fast microsoft give up we may seen it sooner or later.

      like google motorola, they may split or sell nokia again

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