Microsoft discontinuousNokia X – a phone that blended two rival operating systems Windows and Android. However, the device din’t prove to be runaway hit nor was capable of pertaining Nokia’s low-cost identity in the market, which finally lead Microsoft to take this call. The sad part about this is, Microsoft completed its deal to buy Nokia’s phone business in April, and Nokia X is off-the-market in less than three months. Clearly suggests, Nokia’s plans to sell phones with locally tailored apps which are unavailable on Windows, failed miserably.
This news was shared by Stephen Elop – Chief of Microsoft Devices, who also mentioned that the Nokia X Android project is over. However, he did mention that future Nokia X designs and products will be shifted to Windows Phone Devices. For the existing Nokia X customers, Microsoft’s support and sales for the device would remain. The company has provided no information about the recently announced Nokia X2. But looking at the current scene, Microsoft might look to cancel it as well.
Another big news is that, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced today in an email to employees that within the next year, the company is preparing to layoff a total of 18,000 people.