Nokia to release Android Devices

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story imageAt the Mobile World Congress, soon-to-be-Microsoft Nokia announced three devices running Android. It seems these are Nokia's gateway drugs for Windows Phone, using a similar look and feel as Windows Phone while having the underpinnings of the Android Open Source Project.

From ZDNet: According to Nokia head (Steve Elop), while it may not involve a Microsoft OS, the Android-based X family will serve to bring more users to the company in emerging markets. The X family will be "a feeder system for Lumia," he said, and "gives people a gateway" to Microsoft's Windows Phone products.

Will this help MS-Nokia with emerging markets? Or will this be orphaned after Microsoft fully takes control?

How? (Score: 1)

by wildwombat@pipedot.org on 2014-02-25 05:46 (#61)

How exactly does this provide a gateway to Windows Phones? If they're using an Android phone and get used to it and the Android app ecosystem how does that provide a gateway again? Just sound to me like more of Elops bullshit. That man sold Nokia down the river. I still don't understand how he got away with selling out the company he runs and its shareholders that blatantly.

Cheers,
-WW
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