Last year, Nokia entered the Android ecosystem by launching the Nokia X devices. However, the platform was not fully Android-based as it was a forked version. But now as it turns out, according to the serial leakster whose information hardly disappoints the readers, says that "Android-powered Lumia incoming, from Nokia by Microsoft."
Although it is a bizarre news, but since it is coming from a trust-worthy Twitter leakster, we don't have option but to believe in it.<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>Big news: Android-powered Lumia incoming, from Nokia by Microsoft - <a href="http://t.co/KKLstDDVVO">http://t.co/KKLstDDVVO</a></p>— @evleaks (@evleaks) <a href="https://twitter.com/evleaks/statuses/486023825990373377">July 7, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
The information is disturbing and quite unconvincing as Lumia is basically known as the Windows Phone range and if Microsoft chooses to do so, it could mean cannibalization of its own hard-earned branding and product line-up. Moreover, what could have been little soothing was if the company would have made a new line-up with a different name, something like what it did with Nokia X.
But why would Microsoft want to come up with a Lumia Android phones? Perhaps the software giant sees these as a means to push its services to the people. Services such as Bing, Outlook, OneDrive, OneNote, etc. are available exclusively on the Nokia X devices without the rival Google services.
Things are pretty vague at the moment with regards to the Android phone from Nokia, and it is still unclear whether "Nokia by Microsoft" brand will also be used on future Windows Phone handsets or not.
In related news, rumor has it that Microsoft is also looking to license the Nokia brand in order to continue to use it on its Windows Phone handsets after the initial licensing agreement will expire next year.
The first details regarding this marketing move emerged online last week, along with the information that Microsoft may replace the Surface brand with Nokia's Lumia.
However, we are looking forward for more details to surface soon. Until we hear about it, stay tuned to GizBot!