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?

Re: How? (Score: 1)

by on 2014-02-25 06:42 (#64)

Microsoft and partner apps/services installed instead of Google's. Nokia app store instead of Google Play. Android user interface revamped to resemble Windows Phone (e.g., tiles).
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