This is Nokia X: Android and Windows Phone collide | The Verge
It’s official, the Nokia X Android phone is here. Microsoft might be buying Nokia’s phone business shortly, but the Finnish smartphone maker is still pushing ahead with the a launch of three Android-powered handsets today
Using the X can be quite frustrating, however, as the entire interface is prone to slow response and a lot of lag. Closing or switching between apps on the X takes far longer than other, even entry-level, smartphones, and browsing the web will quickly test your patience. The third-party apps we saw on the X, such as Facebook, looked as they do on other Android smartphones, but they too suffered from poor performance.
It’s common for manufacturer’s first venture into Android and especially into forked Android to result in rather laggy devices with performance issues. But most others did it in 2008 - 2011. Nokia might get the X family to run smoother before the release, but strategically, I’m still having a hard time understanding this project. Microsoft, which will own Nokia in a couple of weeks, just introduced Windows Phone 8.1 with better support for lower-end hardware, such as the hardware found in the Nokia X family.
The Nokia X is the device family Nokia should have released in 2009, one year before the original Samsung Galaxy S was released. Nokia’s smartphone strategy since 2008 is just mindboggling. The company’s Windows Phone’s are not the problem, but betting (and losing) the company on producing only Window’s Phones clearly was ill-fated. Now, when the Finns have sold the company to Microsoft, the Windows-Phone-only-strategy finally makes sense. So the timing of Nokia’s first Android devices is almost comically strange.