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

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.


source: Secret via WMPoweruser

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40 Comments

1. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 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.

3. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

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

9. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Exactly. WHOA

20. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Yeah, omg wow…

27. sgodsell

Posts: 7367; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

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

23. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

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

34. jcdz89

Posts: 78; Member since: Mar 01, 2013

Forget about windows part & use as android phone. .

35. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

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

2. aminkhs

Posts: 14; Member since: May 11, 2014

Its microsoft! The king of IT

10. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

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

29. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

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

31. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

that doesn't change the facts though!

36. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

It does actually...

42. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 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 ?

4. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

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

15. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 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.

26. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 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.

5. csoulr666

Posts: 116; Member since: Nov 04, 2013

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

30. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 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.

6. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

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

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.

18. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 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

24. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 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.

8. superfans

Posts: 155; Member since: Jul 30, 2012

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

11. abhishek0061

Posts: 11; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

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

12. xoxoGeorges

Posts: 209; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Cross-data apps would be amazing.

13. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Think it was bad on a Nokia-built device before? Guess how bad it will really be on a Microsoft-built device...

16. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 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.

14. Deaconclgi

Posts: 405; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

I used to dual boot Maemo 5 and Android on my Nokia N900, even with a shared file system so I see this being possible. To be or not to be, that is the question.

17. mark_ray

Posts: 35; Member since: May 26, 2013

This would a game changer really, I wish they could have a way of switching without rebooting the device

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