epdm, 24 Jun 2014Ah so because of "the necessary hardware upgrades"
the "software platform 2.0 ... moreIDK if monkeys are doing the works, but Sony seems to care about it's customers :)
And yeah, as an experienced Android user, it makes no sense why they cannot upgrade it to 4.3... maybe something that MS implemented poorly and cannot run under the old hardware?!
Don't waste your money
i think Nokia X2 will not to platform 3.0 someday
The Microsoft doesn't have a marketing strategy for X2. They want to force people buying it by eliminating previous X series. But they won't get anywhere near it. The little whatever customer who were loyal to Nokia would soon change factions if this goes on. They also say that there would be hardware limitations but actually its simply brute force. I would like point out the absence of equalizer in low end Lumia range phones in this context.
Wow, such upgrade, much Nokia!
...You guys should stick to WP and leave Android aside!
Woo... More fragmentation! Glad that I'm on Windows Phone instead....
I CAN believe Microsoft is doing this. They want to recoup some of the money Nokia put into developing these phones before the trash the whole line and push everyone to WP Crap. Read the article.
They did this before and it has NOTHING to do with the hardware. It should be obvious to everyone that Microsoft wants to push everyone to WP. If this story, WP style tiles interface and removing all google play services doesn't convince you then all I can say is, hello MS-WP fanboy.
I won't call them obsolete, the Nokia X devices would still get updates. They're entry level devices anyway, more or less the beta run. And they're not that popular anyway. Get to work Microsoft!
Why would Nokia enter the cheap android market, when there are so many others to pick from? I thought they were going to be different and give support. Apparently not. Little reason to consider Nokia X/X2.
As an X user, I don't mind too much.
I can see why they would do it - both to try and have a selling point for the new X2 devices, and well - it saves them the effort to try and rework their software to devices without a 'home' button. (which seems to be part one of the big software features).
Microsoft has a terrible management team. They just started selling X,X+ and XL and then they announced a newer series. To make things worse, they claimed that current series will not getting any updates. What are they trying to do? Try to shoot themselves in their legs??? Try to kill the sales of X series??? They should just say updates are being considered.
Come on people this phone is as cheap as chips!! You pay peanuts for a phone and then want the kitchen sink thrown in!! If you want proper software updates don't buy a £70 phone!!! Simples!!
Can't believe this is happening to me. I just bought the Nokia XL and sad to hear it cant upgrade. The same thing happened to me when I bought Nokia N900 running MEAMO OS.
For this price you can buy a new Nokia two times a year... and it will still cost you 1/3 of 1 iPhone.
"Microsoft first gen products are laboratory mouse, wait for second gen or forget it!"
A new image for this brand...
bundaputri, 24 Jun 2014Just buy Nokia XL and found that it is totally crap product. Please buy other brand instead of... moreso because of your usage of it you telling other people to buy other brand, nokia also has the Windows Phone line up of phones which are works great
Anonymous, 24 Jun 2014And I have a feeling that their wp8-8.1 won't get updated to wp9 :)"And I have a feeling that their wp8-8.1 won't get updated to wp9 :)"
... and I have the feeling that my Windows 7 PC will get upgraded to Ubuntu 1x.x instead of Windows 9. Nah!
anon, 24 Jun 2014I bought Nokia XL at us$94 through a promotion in sg. And even at that price I found it to be ... moreWell this is one way to kill the Nokia X platform. Make customers feel like they're been ripped off so that the board can kill off the X-platform and then tell everyone how the world loves Windows Phone. This is pure stratego.