Android On A Windows Phone?

Nokia-X2-Dual-SIM-hero-2Just because Windows has its own operating system for its own phone doesn’t mean that they wont use the Android operating system to their advantage as well. Windows just announced their first official Android smartphone, the Nokia X2. It will soon be available in different parts of the world for around $99 and runs on a neat version of Android that has a lot of features taken from the original Windows phone operating system.

Right off the bat, you’ll notice that the “Nokia X Platform” still has the Windows Phone 8 interface. It has the live tile home screen and everything. Another thing that sets it apart from most other Android powered devices is the App Store. Yes, that is completely different. They decided to keep their own App Store and cut Google out of the equation completely. This way, users will be forced to use and try out the Nokia apps like Office, One Drive and Outlook.

Although this may be the first time that Windows has taken part in creating an Android phone, Nokia has already done it 4 times. Microsoft bought Nokia shortly after their X line of Android smartphones. These really inexpensive Android powered phones are supposed to act as tools to get you closer to buying the more expensive Lumia Windows Phone. Personally, I feel like the whole idea is way more silly than it has to be, but maybe that’s why I don’t own a huge corporation.

This is one of Nokia middle of the road smartphones in terms of quality and price. The X2 has a lot of the same specs as other phones such as the X, X+ and XL Nokia phones, but is way more colorful and fun looking. Features include a 4.3 inch 800 x 480 resolution display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor, 1GB of RAM, and 4GB of memory that can be upgraded to 32GB using the microSD card slot on the phone. There is also a 5 megapixel rear camera, and a 640 x 480 front facing camera for all of you folks who need to get the perfect selfie for Instagram.

So far, there has been no news on whether or not the Nokia X2 is going to be making its way to the United States or not. Chances are pretty slim though. It’s such an odd concept that it may not go over well, and they might just be using this as a test to see how well Android will do for them. But, I feel like if they were going to cave in and make an Android phone, they shouldn’t have stripped it down, included Windows features, and taken away the App Store. The App Store alone is one of the biggest selling points for Android devices. They are never going to understand the full potential of Android on a Windows Phone until they go all out with it. But if they ever did, it would for sure be something to pay attention to.

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