Will the Nokia X2 carry an old-school operating system?
posted by Alan F. / Jun 23, 2014, 2:05 PM
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.
source: Nokia via DailyMobile
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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.
posted on Jun 23, 2014, 2:10 PM 4
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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.
posted on Jun 23, 2014, 2:53 PM 8
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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.
posted on Jun 23, 2014, 4:17 PM 0
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They've already made the phone called the X2 like centuries ago.
posted on Jun 23, 2014, 2:17 PM 5
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lol yeah... you mean the Legendary Bullet Proof Nokia X2 ? http://www.phonearena.com/news
posted on Jun 23, 2014, 2:33 PM 2
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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*
posted on Jun 23, 2014, 4:26 PM 2
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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'.
posted on Jun 23, 2014, 5:45 PM 0
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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...
posted on Jun 23, 2014, 5:48 PM 1
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