Microsoft plans to shift select Nokia X product designs to become Lumia products running Windows.
This is one of the plans Microsoft has on the coming days and everyone can expect more changes as time goes by. This was announced by CEO Satya Nadella in a letter to all the employees of Microsoft with the subject “Starting to Evolve Our Organization and Culture.”
The announcement particularly reads as follows:
?…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.?
It could be remembered that when Microsoft took over Nokia, it carried with it Nokia?s Android smartphones under the Nokia range. After sometime, Microsoft launched its first Andtoid smartphone under Microsoft?s ownership – Nokia X2.
With Nadella?s announcement, it seems like Nokia Android smartphones will be wiped out in the market soon, and instead Microsoft will feature Windows Phone in the future.
Also part of the plans of Microsoft is to integrate the Nokia Devices and Services teams into Microsoft. Nadella said that Microsoft will focus now on breakthrough innovation that expresses and enlivens the company?s digital work and digital life experiences.
Along with this news is the cutting of jobs which Nadella cited as the first step in building the right organization. He said that they will begin to reduce the size of their overall workforce by up to 18,000 jobs in the next year.
As of now, Microsoft is moving to start reducing the first 13,000 positions. However, Nadella made a promise to those who would be eliminated from their roles.
“My promise to you is that we will go through this process in the most thoughtful and transparent way possible. We will offer severance to all employees impacted by these changes, as well as job transition help in many locations, and everyone can expect to be treated with the respect they deserve for their contributions to this company.”
For more information about Microsoft?s plan of eliminating Android on Nokia X products, stay tuned with us!
(Photos courtesy of http://www.nokia.com/global/products/phone/nokia-x2-dual-sim/ and http://www.nokia.com/in-en/phones/phone/nokia-x2-02/)