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First Phone Out of Microsoft-Nokia -- and It's an Android 193

Posted by timothy
from the glorious-or-inglorious? dept.
An anonymous reader writes BBC reports that the first phone resulting from the Microsoft-Nokia merger has been announced: the Nokia X2. And foiling everybody's ability to guess what OS it would run on, the answer is Android. But this being Microsoft, do expect some embrace-and-extend — the user interface is similar to the Windows phone. And it is being offered as a way to hook users into its cloud-based services, several of which come pre-installed as apps. Is this the first Linux product being offered by Microsoft? Can we upgrade Microsoft's social rating from CCC to CCC+?
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First Phone Out of Microsoft-Nokia -- and It's an Android

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  • by roc97007 (608802) on Tuesday June 24, 2014 @10:33AM (#47306497) Journal

    Buying an android phone from Microsoft? Isn't that a little like buying a firearm from the Brady Campaign?

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 24, 2014 @11:08AM (#47306859)

    Use the best tool for the job.

    Their standard strategy is actually to create something that is almost, but not quite, entirely unlike the best tool for the job.

    I fully expect that Microsoft's contribution to the Android ecosystem will end up like Ebola's contribution to human society.

    Hopefully the carnage will remain confined to few localities and not spread significantly.

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