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Microsoft's First New Phone, After Nokia Acquisition, Has Android OS

     
11:53 am on Jun 25, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Well, we heard it was coming, and now, here it is: A Microsoft phone with Android.

Microsoft has unveiled its first phone after completing its takeover of Nokia's handset division - and the device is powered by Android.Microsoft's First New Phone, After Nokia Acquisition, Has Android OS [bbc.co.uk]
Microsoft said the Nokia X2 offered it a way to hook users into its cloud-based services, several of which come pre-installed as apps.

One expert said the alternative would have been leaving "money on the table".