Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 7th Jul 2014 15:59 UTC
Microsoft

While most leaks concerning the Lumia series fall under the purview of Windows Phone, a recent rumor by @evleaks suggests that Microsoft may be considering launching a Lumia branded handset that runs on Android.

There is no further information regarding the handset, when Microsoft intends to launch it. Nokia had previously launched Android powered handsets under the X series, but those devices ran a forked version of Android with Nokia's own digital store in lieu of Google's services.

Do Lumias running Android exist? No doubt. Will they actually make it onto shelves? Honestly, I don't think anybody knows for sure at this point. The Nokia X is weird enough as it is, and I wouldn't be surprised at all to see Microsoft releasing an Android Lumia. If they do, however, the real question is going to be if it'll come with the suite of Google applications, or with nothing but Microsoft services - greatly reducing its usefulness, at least here in the west.

I'd be very interested in a Lumia running Android, but only if it's got Google services. I don't think we need another Frankendroid.

Permalink for comment 592006
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE: why ?
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Mon 7th Jul 2014 21:51 UTC in reply to "why ?"
Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

Because they already make more money off of Android patent licensing than they do from Lumia?

So, if they make android phones, they can produce them at a cheaper cost than their competitors ( because those competitors are paying Microsoft a fee. ).

At some point, Microsoft is just going to lose its pride and just start doing what makes shareholders the most money, weather that upholds the sanctity of their operating systems or not.

Edited 2014-07-07 21:51 UTC

Reply Parent Score: 3