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Microsoft kills off its Nokia Android phones

Microsoft is planning to scrap its Nokia X Android efforts and replace them with Windows Phone in future. The news comes as part of today's announcement that Microsoft is cutting 18,000 jobs in the next year. In an email to former Nokia staff, Microsoft devices chief Stephen Elop details the company's renewed focus on Windows Phone. "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," says Elop. "We expect to make this shift immediately while continuing to sell and support existing Nokia X products."

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dizzlewizz08231459d ago

well boviously microsoft needs to make its money as usual

proudly_X1459d ago

I have always known the Nokia Android project would meet a dead end. It would be really unfair producing a direct competitor to an OS, M$ is doing all within it's power to see it succeed.

spacerace1458d ago

Particularly if that direct competitor started to become wildly more popular..