For a next generation device that arrived mere four months after the original, the Nokia X2 lineup sure brings a lot of refinement to the company’s series of budget Android smartphones.

And Microsoft highlighted these changes in a recent post on the Nokia Conversations blog.

The new device touches up pretty much all departments of its predecessor — from a larger 4.3-inch screen, a slightly faster processor, double the amount of RAM and a camera that takes better photos. Design of the handset also got a refresh, to go with a series of new software features.



Jussi Nevanlinna, vice president, product marketing, Mobile Phones at Microsoft said that the outer design of the handset was improved with a secondary layering effect:

“In design alone, we’ve built on the beautiful first generation devices, and have injected something a little different and new, as you can see by the second layering effect. It just glows.”

However, this was not the only redesign the handset brings.

The Nokia X platform also received new improvement to functionality, more so with the welcome new addition of the Home button:

“The home screen experience has really evolved with extra room for additional tiles. There’s also the new home button; you can long-press the back button for easier multitasking; the new apps list view; and Fastlane has gotten richer too, with more app detail exposed.”

The senior executive also goes onto explain just how important developers are for the platform, and the company plans on holding developer events and competitions to encourage new apps and the growth of the Nokia Store that houses custom apps for this line of smartphones.

He finishes it off by saying that the Lumia series of devices remain Microsoft’s primary smartphone strategy, as ought to be the case.

But this colorful line of Nokia X handsets is, all things considered, a welcome new addition.

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