Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th Feb 2014 23:28 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

Nokia plans to release this month a smartphone that runs a version of Google's Android mobile software, according to people familiar with the matter, as it concludes the sale of its handset business to Microsoft.

It's all but confirmed now that the Nokia X Android phone will actually be released. Number one question: will this be Nokia's next N9 (dead on arrival, released because it's done anyway), or will it be a true attempt by Nokia - and thus Microsoft - to establish a lasting replacement for Asha?

Second question: how successful can a Play Services-less Android phone really be?

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Hell froze over
by dsmogor on Tue 11th Feb 2014 11:25 UTC
dsmogor
Member since:
2005-09-01

It's official, MS releasing a Linux distro.
I never thought I'd live to that day.

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RE: Hell froze over
by Lennie on Tue 11th Feb 2014 12:27 in reply to "Hell froze over"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

That would be not only a Linux distro.

But also a Java-based-system. Microsoft never was in the Java-camp.

So not very likely.

I'll only believe it when it shipped.

Edited 2014-02-11 12:31 UTC

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RE[2]: Hell froze over
by avgalen on Tue 11th Feb 2014 13:23 in reply to "RE: Hell froze over"
avgalen Member since:
2010-09-23

1. It is not official
2. Microsoft included Java with Windows for years, even made their own "fork" and eventually made .NET (runtime) and C# (language) which is not Java but very heavily influenced by it
3. Ever heard that you can get Linux-on-Azure by Microsoft officialy? http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/documentation/services/virtual-ma...

Edited 2014-02-11 13:25 UTC

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RE: Hell froze over
by phoenix on Thu 13th Feb 2014 18:06 in reply to "Hell froze over"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

It's official, MS releasing a Linux distro.
I never thought I'd live to that day.


Not that hard to believe, considering Microsoft was a purveyor of Unix back in the early DOS days (Xenix).

And they used a lot of OpenBSD code for their Services for Unix on Windows NT/2K/2003.

Edited 2014-02-13 18:07 UTC

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