Microsoft just announced that future Nokia X devices will be running Windows Phone instead of Android. This puts an end to Microsoft’s brief adventure in Android land, which began less than five months ago when Stephen Elop, then CEO of Nokia, announced the Nokia X at MWC in Barcelona.
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Nokia may not have joined LG and Samsung in taking home any awards from the SID 2014 conference, but they may just be the ones to watch for the future of flexible displays. Nokia announced a 5.9-inch OLED panel with the ability to fold to an amazing 2mm radius. Now, that's what I call flexible.
With the release of some smartphone OS market share numbers to the end of March this year, Android is up more than 8 percentage points from 2013 in the US. This brings Android to almost 60% US market share.
JD.com, one of China's largest online stores, has sold its complete stock of Nokia X handsets in just 4 minutes. In the run up to the device's official release it was reported that JD.com had pre-orders for over 1 million devices. The new phone went on sale at 10:00 AM on March 24 (Beijing time) and by 10:04 it was all over.