May 30, 2014

Nokia X2 Will Run on Two OS: Windows Phone and Android

It's no secret that Microsoft Mobile is working on a smartphone Nokia X second generation, which is expected to be based on a heavily modified Google Android operating system and is projected to be sold mainly in developing countries. Apparently, the new Nokia X2 is not only Android, but also comes from Microsoft, the second system it will go Windows Phone.

Nokia X2DS (RM -1013), already listed in the database benchmark AnTuTu which may be an indication that there is a smartphone and is currently in the final stages of development, based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 200, which has a dual-core general purpose (presumably Cortex- A7), and Adreno 305 graphics core. Officially Snapdragon dual-core 200 includes Adreno 302.

It is alleged that the X2 will be based on Google Android 4.3, as well as on it will display 4.3 with a resolution of 800 * 480, 1GB LPDDR2 RAM, 4GB NAND flash, 0.3MP front camera and 5MP reverse.

Improved hardware specifications are not the only thing that makes the Nokia X2 differs from the original Nokia X. According to Michael Faro, a senior editor and Unleashthephones MyNokiaBlog, the device will run on Google Android, and the Microsoft Windows Phone, according to WMPoweruser.

Although dual-boot smart phones have a number of advantages compared to other phones, it is clear that most of the time users will use only one OS and it is unlikely they really need a second.Theoretically, the client receives a smartphone with a dual-boot OS Google Android or Windows Phone, and then decide what OS to use. In fact, few people will seek to try the new mobile operating system, and most will use the one with which they are more familiar or that seems more intuitive.

Microsoft has recently made some serious action in an effort to make Windows Phone and Windows RT more popular than they are today: Windows is free for phones and tablets with screens smaller than 9 ", and she is preparing to launch Windows Phone 8.1, supports budget smartphones. Combining Windows Phone with Android-based Nokia X2 may be another way to increase the impact of the platform.

What is not entirely clear is how Microsoft plans to differentiate X2 Nokia and budget smartphones WP Lumia line, for example, Lumia 500 series. It is unclear how Microsoft plans to sell Lumia entry level, if there are similar smartphones with Windows Phone and Google Android?

At the end of last year, Microsoft has held talks with Huawei and some other smartphone manufacturers against dual-boot phones. However, the negotiations were not successful.

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