Nokia, which was recently acquired by Microsoft, has long built terrific mobile phones, especially those of the Lumia variety. But while the market has been lured by the sleek, cool layouts and also superior rear-facing video camera technology, many have actually been put-off by the Windows Phone OS, which is no place near as developed as, say, Android.
In the run-up to MWC, we heard with the grapevine that Nokia would be prepping an Android-based mobile, yet while this ended up real – – we did, after all, get the Nokia X collection – – the low-end attributes of the specifications and also forked, Windows Phone-ified handle the software had not been exactly the Lumia running stock Android that we would certainly been dreaming approximately.
Now, however, with Microsoft having actually officially taken over Nokia, we could be around to view our very initial Lumia running on Android. Courtesy of a leakage by perpetual informant Evleaks, a “Nokia by Microsoft” phone operating on Android could possibly be honest, although teasingly, we do not have any sort of more information at this point.
Considered that Microsoft is definitely attempting to advertise and also improve its very own mobile system, going for a tool operating on stock Android, or an alternative thereof, would certainly seem an odd tactic, however there are methods in which the Redmond might fine-tune the encounter to meet Windows Phone. By making using of the Android compatibility as a shoo-in to a corner of the market that could otherwise have actually avoided a Lumia, Microsoft can make use of the new-found user base and tie said consumers into its own offers.
However there’s a hanging around sensation that, regardless of industry tension and also the aspersions of some analysts, Microsoft will continue to be certainly trustworthy in pressing Windows Phone, and component of this belief in the environment could take the form of not building smartphones for measuring up to systems.
Still, as consumers, we would certainly enjoy to see some the similarity the Lumia 1520 as well as 1020 running on Android, with its wider variety of apps as well as general versatility. The cams positioned into these phones, specifically the 41-megapixel providing of the Lumia 1020, are market-leading, as well as while we’re not visiting throw away the confetti right now, we’re silently hoping that there’s some truth in these articulations.
Would you acquire a Lumia operating on Android?
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