The wait is now officially over as Nokia announces its latest addition to Android-based smartphones. Developed by Microsoft, Nokia X2 is the new Dual SIM smartphone that made its launch today.
As Microsoft announced its first dual SIM smartphone running on Android, most people might consider that the company is moving away from its array of Windows phones. However, that would just be an immature speculation, as Microsoft has no intention of backing away from its range of Windows phones.
According to reports, Nokia X2 will be available in the global market this July at a reasonable rate of $135. However, on the other hand, Microsoft’ intentions to launch another Windows Phone this year is quite evident.
Nokia X2 which weighs about 150 grams will sport a 4.3 inch full HD display with 480 x 800 pixels of resolution. The display screen is protected with a scratch resistant glass. As for the memory of the device, Nokia X2 has an internal memory of 4GB which is expandable up to 32GB. The Android smartphone supports dual SIM.
The smartphone captures moments with a 5MP rear facing camera with LED flash. Nokia X2 is loaded with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 clocked at 1.2 GHz. It runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and is available in Glossy Green, Orange, Black, White, Gray and Yellow colors. Further, the device is loaded with a 1800 mAh battery with a stand-by time of up to 552 hours and talk time of up to 10 hours.
Nokia launched its first Android smartphone in February this year, which was called Nokia X. The latest addition into the market, Nokia X2 is a successor of Nokia X. With the launch of such Android smartphones, Nokia seems to target the Android crowd and lure them towards the trusted Nokia brand.
In the Android-based Nokia phones, the whole navigating experience is an amalgamation of Nokia and Android and not dominated by Android alone. Nokia has introduced its very own app store with its Android phones instead of the usual Google’s Play Store. However, the users of the Nokia phones will have the liberty to browse and use Android apps on their Android smartphones.
During the World Mobile Congress, the company announced its tie up with one of the leading mobile manufacturing companies, LG, which gave birth to various speculations regarding the launch of a Windows based LG smartphone called LG Uni8, which would obviously run on the latest Windows 8.1 version.
Several other manufacturing companies have supposedly tied up with Microsoft to produce Windows phones in this year. The various companies include Samsung, ZTE, Lenovo and HTC. The upcoming phones will also operate on Windows 8.1.
With so many tie ups, we expect many new Windows Phone launches in the second half of the 2014 as we welcome it. With Microsoft’s new ventures and Nokia’s new initiatives, the companies seem to be determined to regain their prominent position which they possessed about a decade ago.