Microsoft Launches Its First Android Smartphone, The Nokia X2

Nokia X2 is the first Android-based smartphone being made by Microsoft. Nokia brand is still being used despite previously saying it didn’t plan to trade on that name for long. I guess Microsoft is still thinking of the name to re-brand with. The Nokia X2 is not the first Android device Microsoft owns, being as Redmond took over Nokia’s mobile making division in April – a move which brought the original Nokia X device under its wing. But some doubted whether Microsoft approved of Nokia’s
Android experiment — and speculated that the line would be quickly culled by Redmond.

The X2 supports dual-SIM — a popular feature in emerging markets where Microsoft will be hoping the Nokia X platform can better compete with other Android rivals than Windows Phone have been able to, thanks to those plentiful Android apps — and by reaching a lower price tag than entry-level Lumia's can. The Nokia X2 extends the original trio of devices on the platform which were the Nokia X, X+ and XL.

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