One of the biggest job cuts ever by Microsoft sees about 18,000 slashes with the Nokia Project X being abandoned. Yes you are right, Nokia will no longer make Android powered devices that looks just like the Lumia series. The integration of Nokia and Microsoft meant that in order to maintain the relationship with Microsoft, the Google Applications were nowhere to be found. The likes of Google Maps were replaced by Here Maps. The absence of Google Playstore is another drawback in this long route that Nokia took. The Nokia android didn’t have anything new to offer to the user, just a pale looking version of the Microsoft Windows 8.1.
[ads]The absence of Playstore meant that Software developers had to take a different route to alter the applications, with the idea that Nokia promotes payment through carrier rather than making use of credit cards. Moreover, applications making use of location had to tweak it with Here maps rather than the already existing Google Maps being used.
Comparing it to the Nokia’s Windows devices only, the UI was very disappointing as there were no animations. The Facebook icon was just pale looking and no notifications were available. Well, having a look at the specifications of the devices offered by Nokia were really poor. A 568 MB RAM and bigger devices offering 768 MB RAM are a big disappointment for a company like Nokia. One cannot afford a seamless game-play or a movie watching experience. Much to the disappointment of the people, the sales of Nokia android devices were not at all soring considering the big brand name of Nokia.
Personally, Nokia has taken a good step in abandoning their project. They should be more considerate about the Nokia Lumia Series and make some amendments to make it a bigger success.
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