Goodbye Nokia X, our time together was so short. Microsoft Chief Executive Officer, Satya Nadella, announced that the Nokia X line of devices would no longer be produced by the company. In fact, in the email, Nadella said that Microsoft plans to shift select Nokia X devices to become Windows Phone running Lumia devices. It is unclear how Microsoft would be achieving this or whether the pre-existing Nokia X devices will be updated the same way Samsung updated the Gear to Tizen. However, it is more than likely that the Nokia X line of devices would no longer be running Nokia’s forked version on Android. No word if the device would still be in production.
This comes after rumours came from @evleaks of an Android running Lumia device. However, Nadella also mentions the company’s focus on Windows Universal Apps which is likely the Virtual Machine Microsoft plans to employ to run Android Applications on the Windows Phone platform.
This news comes after an email from Nadella announcing upcoming lay offs that would trim its global workforce by 18, 000 people over the course of the year which is to begin later this year.
In an email to Microsoft employees, CEO Satya Nadella announced that the software giant would trim itsglobal workforce by 18,000 over the course of the year. The first batch of layoffs will begin later this year, and will see over 13,000 employees leaving the organization.
What’s your take on the death of the Nokia X line? Would you buy a Nokia X running Windows Phone?