Will the Nokia X2 carry an old-school operating system?

Will the Nokia X2 carry an old-school operating system?
Is Nokia planning on using MeeGo or Symbian for the Nokia X2? On the Nokia Conversations site, where a countdown is in place for the X2's launch, a tag line reads, "Sometimes we have to go back, to move forward." Could this mean that Nokia will turn to Symbian or MeeGo to run the new handset?

The Nokia N9 was the only MeeGo powered handset produced by the manufacturer. While the gesture based OS generally received positive reviews from consumers, the plan to go ahead with Windows Phone 7 was going to happen no matter how many units the N9 sold. On the other hand, Symbian once held the largest market share globally, amongst smartphone operating systems. In fact, it wasn't until the fourth quarter of 2012 when Nokia's Windows Phone sales exceeded its Symbian sales.

Tomorrow, Nokia will introduce the Nokia X2 and we will know exactly what the company has up its sleeves. It is also possible that it will continue with the forked Android OS used on the original Nokia X, and that the tag line has no meaning whatsoever as far as which OS Nokia will employ on the phone. We will know all, on Tuesday.

Will Nokia go back to MeeGo or Symbian for the Nokia X2?

Will Nokia go back to MeeGo or Symbian for the Nokia X2?


source: Nokia via DailyMobile

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23 Comments

1. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1345; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Or Could they be implying they are gone go back from their decision to use WP to Android so they can move forward as Nokia since MS now holds the Lumia Name? I doubt it but I guess we will know tomorrow.

3. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

were they not 'limited' to what they can do for like 3 years. This includes the nokia name itself...

6. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

WP is a great OS, its design language influenced flat UI within software which everyone is now using. That being said Meego had tons of potential, would love to see a new device running it.

9. sgodsell

Posts: 6910; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

It won't be meego, because even the Linux foundation gave up on meego and is now supporting tizen which is also open source. It might be sailfish. Who knows really. Only Microsoft knows what is going to happen with their Nokia X/2 devices.

14. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Isnt this from "microsoft" ; it was developed under Nokia but its being presented by Microsoft , not Nokia...

2. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

They've already made the phone called the X2 like centuries ago.

4. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

lol yeah... you mean the Legendary Bullet Proof Nokia X2 ? http://www.phonearena.com/news/Nokia-X2-saves-a-mans-life_id33304

5. Cyberchum

Posts: 1017; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

And that's probably what they mean by moving back to move forward.

7. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Maybe the design of the "new" X2 will be the same as the old, but might still run the forked Android UI.

20. chocowii

Posts: 478; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Hardware keyboards on Android would bw nice since they started the touch and type things.

8. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1148; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Maybe it is a Nokia 808 PV with Android. lol.

10. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Keep dreaming.

11. colinkiama

Posts: 60; Member since: Nov 23, 2013

Meego is that you? Nah it's probably just Symbian

12. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Nokia N10 (Comes with bulletproof feature) 5.5' QHD 51MP PureView Camera Snapdragon 805 3500maH Battery Design same as N9 Windows Phone 8.1 *heavy breathing*

13. fouadqr

Posts: 326; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

Everything is perfect expect the last point .. I prefer MeeGO 2.0

22. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

There is a reason why more than 90% WP phone were bellow US$200. This nokia N10 or Microsoft N10 won't sell. right now WP is synonymous with cheap device.

15. KoensSocialLife unregistered

Who said that it will be the Nokia X2? Sometimes we have to go back: back in time we watch our time on a watch To more forward: Smartwatch?

16. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Remember Nokia's devices and services are in the hands of microsoft. So, this is is a dilemma really. Is this released by Microsoft, or the original Nokia? Perhaps it is the original Nokia, who knows. That could be great as they don't have to use microsoft software anymore. There are two possibilities, and it's between Meego and Android. The fact that the 'Lumia' name has been owned by MS could add the chances that this will be an independent Nokia product. However there are still possibilities that this is going to be totally released from Microsoft and if that's so, then it's probably going to be that 'Android Applications with Microsoft Services (AOSP, Custom) yet again or a full WP experience with some extra nostalgia as 'salts'.

23. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Well I and even the rest of us shouldn't be little of/joke of Nokia. They are the market leader in the 00's after all. We can't disagree with that ofc.

17. tasior

Posts: 265; Member since: Nov 04, 2012

I still use Symbian OS. Nokia freezed Nokia Ovi Store at the end of 2013. Dropped Weather Server in December 2013 and recently Nokia Radio. Nokia Maps Servers still work, but maps haven't been updated since July 2013. As far as I know situation with MeeGo is even worse. Both OS's are alive only due to developpers nostalgia. It won't be MeeGo nor Symbian OS...

18. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

It won't be a real Nokia, so it will be hot trash...

19. ayubkhan008

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

have to go back to meego to come back in market but with edit meego not like n9's version

21. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

I think it simply means that they had to go back to a design with a physical button.

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