Microsoft unveils its first Android phone

Just as recently teased, Microsoft and Nokia on Tuesday unveiled a new Android handset, the budget-friendly dual SIM Nokia X2. The handset, which will sell off-contract for just $99, or around $135…


Microsoft unveiled its latest Nokia smartphone on 24 June, making it the first phone it has released under the Nokia label since the corporate giant’s acquisition of the Finnish group’s handset division.  While not a flagship device by the latest standards, the phone will ship out globally in July with a custom Android OS that has had the standard Google suite of apps and products stripped out from it and replaced with other apps from Skype, MixRadio, and Bing Search.  The phone will also be able to download exclusive apps from the Nokia Store in addition to the usual ones available from the Google Play Store.

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