Would Nokia continue it’s engagement in Android phones even after the Microsoft deal, or would it stop Android after some time?
The open version of Android software means that the new Nokia phone does not have rely on Google's services and access to the Google Play app store. Instead, Nokia is bundling it with its own music and map offers, and Microsoft's email, cloud, messaging and search services.
Apps will be available in Nokia's own app store, as well as a host of other app stores, Elop said.
The look of the Nokia X devices is starkly different from the usual Android phone, with nods to Lumia and Asha interfaces.
Elop said rather than confusing customers, Nokia X - where X indicates a cross between Nokia hardware, Android apps and Microsoft services - will be a stepping stone to Lumia, and will share the same cloud services.
"Lumia continues to be our primary smartphone strategy," Elop said. "Lumia is where we will continue to introduce the greatest innovation.
Wood said Nokia and Microsoft had an advantage over other users of open Android, such as some Chinese manufacturers, in that they had a ready-made set of services that they could slot into the phone.
"It means Nokia is able to participate in that entry-level space, but our view is they will try to push Windows Phone down into that space as quickly as possible," he said.
Nonetheless, devices running an open Android operating system will not sit easily within Microsoft, whose fortune is founded on the core belief that software should be paid for.
So now let us try to interpret what Microsoft or Google may be thinking on this. :)
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I don't think there's any future for Android on Nokia since lately all their devices use Windows Mobile.
No one knows, is the simple answer. Microsoft may well know, but if so they're not making their plans public. I suspect Microsoft will wait and see how well the Nokia X does before making a final decision. It would seem stupid for Microsoft to support a handset that runs on Android, but then MS makes money on each Android handset sold thanks to licensing revenues (about $5 per handset). The fact that Nokia X isn't being sold in North America or Western Europe might save it.