Microsoft kills Nokia X Android range – Nokia X Android phones will move to Windows phones
Stephen Elop, Vice President of Microsoft Devices said -
“It is particularly important to recognize that the role of phones within Microsoft is different than it was within Nokia. It clearly means that the company will shift its focus from all Android-based Nokia projects.”
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said -
“We plan to shift select Nokia X product designs to become Lumia products running Windows.”
Microsoft has decided to start clearing house in a big way. Around 12,500 jobs from the upcoming round of layoffs will come directly from the Nokia division, a move that comes after Nadella hinted at the Code conference in May that he wasn’t in favor of the Nokia acquisition in the first place.