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Do you want to know a secret? Nokia X2 could dual boot Windows Phone and Android

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Do you want to know a secret? Nokia X2 could dual boot Windows Phone and Android
With reports that a Nokia X2 is getting prepped to be served up by Microsoft, there could be more to this story than meets the eye. A post on the Secret app hinted that the Nokia X2 will dual boot Windows Phone and Android. In addition, the post says that the handset will carry Google Play Services. That would seem to go against the idea of the Nokia X line being powered by a forked version of Android.

For those unfamiliar with Secret, the app allows users to post true and false statements anonymously, which obviously makes it hard to take this rumor without casting a cynical eye upon it. On one hand though, with Microsoft now in control of the Nokia X branded models, it would make sense for the software giant to include Windows Phone in a dual boot, especially since the gang at Redmond wasn't so excited about Nokia releasing an Android powered phone in the first place.

The Nokia X2 would basically compete for the same customers as the low-end Motorola Moto E does. According to a trip to the AnTuTu Benchmark site, the Nokia X2 will have a 4.3 inch screen with 480 x 800 resolution. It is driven by a dual-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 200 processor, with 1GB of RAM and 4GB of native storage. That tops the specs on the Nokia X, which features a dual-core 1GHz CPU and 512MB of RAM.

Years ago, Nokia launched a featurephone called the Nokia X2, so we could see a different name for the smartphone.

Anonymous post on Secret outs possible dual boot feature for Nokia X2

Anonymous post on Secret outs possible dual boot feature for Nokia X2


source: Secret via WMPoweruser

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posted on 25 May 2014, 14:08 8

1. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Nokia my King! I'll be happy if I could switch back to you sometime in the future! :)

BTW Z2 sound software is amazing. I didn't know my headphones could give this much bass! Almost too much, luckily I can control it.

posted on 25 May 2014, 14:18 3

3. tech2 (Posts: 3475; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Wow.......JUST Wow !!

posted on 25 May 2014, 14:37 2

9. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Exactly. WHOA

posted on 25 May 2014, 16:57 6

20. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Yeah, omg wow…

posted on 25 May 2014, 22:00

27. sgodsell (Posts: 3885; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


All I can say is that Microsoft is willing to pay Google in order to use the play store. Wow.

posted on 25 May 2014, 19:32 1

23. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


If dual boot then will be big hit....

posted on 26 May 2014, 08:02

34. jcdz89 (Posts: 78; Member since: 01 Mar 2013)


Forget about windows part & use as android phone. .

posted on 26 May 2014, 08:15

35. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Though in the future I might prefer WP. Who knows how it'll develop.

posted on 25 May 2014, 14:16 5

2. aminkhs (Posts: 14; Member since: 11 May 2014)


Its microsoft! The king of IT

posted on 25 May 2014, 14:38 5

10. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


King of IT... More like wannabe-dictator of IT.

posted on 25 May 2014, 23:45 2

29. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2072; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


I bet the computer you're using runs the OS made by that wannabe-dictator of IT.

posted on 26 May 2014, 02:28 2

31. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1178; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


that doesn't change the facts though!

posted on 26 May 2014, 08:40

36. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2072; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


It does actually...

posted on 27 May 2014, 00:19

42. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1178; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


so if you're a wannabe juice maker store down the street and i buy juice from you you're not a wannabe juice maker anymore ?

posted on 25 May 2014, 14:18 2

4. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Make a flagship do this, and WP could ride Androids coat tails much better.

posted on 25 May 2014, 15:22 4

15. Liveitup (Posts: 1798; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Riding coattail or not it will give people the chance to see that WP is actually the better OS when compared side by side.

posted on 25 May 2014, 21:55

26. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


If it was better, you'd almost think it'd be more popular.

Yes, riding androids coat tail, it'd help WP,
(Guilt by association) and help Nokia move some handsets of worth ($) to the crew that'd remove WP entirely for just a pure android Nokia.

As well there'd be a few that'd keep both or use just WP helping it immensely.
Win win.

posted on 25 May 2014, 14:21 2

5. csoulr666 (Posts: 116; Member since: 04 Nov 2013)


In other news, Google and Apple have decided to combine iOS and Android which will include both the app stores.

posted on 25 May 2014, 23:53

30. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


lol....basically this. Its not true. because of this:

"the post says that the handset will carry Google Play Services."

If that a happens it would be a full fledged Google Android device....and MS is not going to allow that.

posted on 26 May 2014, 10:17

39. lyndon420 (Posts: 4555; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Of course ms will allow this...you do realize they make most of their money from Android don't you? Now Nokia/ms can pay themselves to use someone else's operating system.

posted on 25 May 2014, 14:24

6. tacarat (Posts: 785; Member since: 22 Apr 2013)


Ummm, that's assuming there's a distro for it, preferably from Nokia.

posted on 25 May 2014, 14:24 6

7. MagnusVictory (unregistered)


I don't think this is real at all. Why would M$ allow Google Services on a device that's supposed to be a gateway to M$ services and WP? Defeats the purpose.

posted on 25 May 2014, 15:58

18. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


They would not - the Android version would not include any Google Apps - you can have an Android OS and not have Google Apps - see CYANOGENMOD....custom ROMs

posted on 25 May 2014, 19:38

24. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


I agree. I could see the forked Android and WP as a dual-boot, but that defeats the purpose of the Nokia X phones, which are supposed to be an intermediate device between the Ashas and Windows Phones.

posted on 25 May 2014, 14:32

8. superfans (Posts: 155; Member since: 30 Jul 2012)


Why can't nokia release a better specs of x2 or at least have a 1080p screen ?

posted on 25 May 2014, 14:57 1

11. abhishek0061 (Posts: 11; Member since: 10 Aug 2013)


What if nokia makes the nexus device for google with some of its own app it should be rocking

posted on 25 May 2014, 15:04

12. xoxoGeorges (Posts: 209; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


Cross-data apps would be amazing.

posted on 25 May 2014, 15:15 3

13. corporateJP (Posts: 2431; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


Think it was bad on a Nokia-built device before?

Guess how bad it will really be on a Microsoft-built device...

posted on 25 May 2014, 15:24 5

16. Liveitup (Posts: 1798; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


You're clearly trolling, MS makes incredible software that others are copying they also make beautiful looking hardware like Surface pro 3. Try harder.

posted on 26 May 2014, 11:07

40. lyndon420 (Posts: 4555; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


You polish a turd, and you have yourself a shiny turd. I'll pass thanks :-)

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