End of the line, shorty? The great Android experiment is coming to an end, as Microsoft have announced that they will be ending the Nokia X range of budget smartphones.

In fact, some of these devices will soon become Lumia Windows Phones.

CEO Satya Nadella confirmed earlier today that the software giant will be handing pink slips to around 18,000 people over the next year, and soon after that, devices head Stephen Elop shared plans for the smartphone lineup inherited from Nokia.

The company has announced that it would shift some Nokia X handsets from Android to the Windows Phone operating system, and bring them in line with the Lumia lineup, As Nadella said:

β€œIn addition, we plan to shift select Nokia X product designs to become Lumia products running Windows. This builds on our success in the affordable smartphone space and aligns with our focus on Windows Universal Apps.”

And Elop followed this by commenting that Microsoft plans to deliver additional low cost Lumia devices that will take the place of the Nokia X product line.

So this settles it, then β€” Microsoft have no intention to manufacture devices running the Android platform, and while the Nokia X devices that have been released will stay on store shelves till supplies run out, chances are that we will not see any new handsets in this family anytime soon.

Which is noteworthy, because according to comments from company officials, products in the Nokia X lineup have fared quite well in various markets across the globe.

Oh well, the adventure was fun while it lasted.

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  • Dominico-James Black Eagle Hod

    Finally. Launching the Nokia X wasn’t the best move.

    • Steve Fulton

      Agreed with you. Nokia X was a clunker from the jump. Glad Redmond is cutting its losses and refocusing here.

  • Ray C

    Well, I support whatever the decision they make, but I still understand why they went with the X line to begin with. I understand them wanting to push a platform that looks just like Windows phone, except is have 5-10 of the great apps that have not come all the way on Windows Phone or are not on Windows Phone at all. Some sub-100 Android phones are about to be released. Maybe they need to release sub-50 Windows Phone in some of these areas.

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