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Microsoft Debuts Android-Based Nokia X2

Zone(s): Europe ¦ Sector(s): Technology

[24 June 2014, UK.PC Mag] By Stephanie Mlot, from the USA:  The first Nokia X only made its debut in February, but Microsoft has now revealed its successor, the Nokia X2.  Available now in select European markets, the 4.3-inch handset is on sale for €99 ($135) in green, orange, or black; yellow, white, and dark grey models will join the line-up at a later date. Just like its older brother, the X2 is an Android-based smartphone, though it’s not the version of Google’s mobile OS with which most Android users are familiar. Nokia built the Nokia X Software Platform 2.0 from the Android Open Source Platform (AOSP), making it a mix between Nokia’s Asha line and low-end Windows Phone line, mimicking the tile-based look of the latter, but integrating some of the user-friendly features from the former.