So, just as we feared Microsoft has finally killed the Nokia X Android based smartphones series. Nokia X smartphones will be transferred to the Lumia series now and instead of Android they will Microsoft’s home made windows phone OS. Though Microsoft has not completely ditched the Nokia X series but it will no more run Android and will work under the Lumia department.
After Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia, we thought the Microsoft will continue producing the Android based smartphones in small number but now its clear that we will not see any other Android based Nokia X smartphone after Nokia X2 which was recently announced.
According to the former CEO of Nokia, Stephen Elop confirmed this in an email to employees.
“We plan to drive Windows Phone volume by targeting the more affordable smartphone segments, which are the fastest growing segments of the market, with Lumia,” it read. “In addition to the portfolio already planned, we plan to deliver additional lower-cost Lumia devices by shifting select future Nokia X designs and products to Windows Phone devices.”
This will not only effect the Nokia Android phones fans but will also effect a number of Nokia employees who were working in Nokia X department. Around 12,500 people will lose their job and each one of these will be updated within next 6 months.