Reply to post: Re: Surprised they don't make their own Android phones

Microsoft: OK, we have no phones, but look how much we love Android

Richard Plinston Silver badge

Re: Surprised they don't make their own Android phones

> Some people claim that Nokia X was a way of forcing Microsoft into buying the company's phone business.

It was a way of Nokia surviving if Microsoft didn't buy the division. The agreement where MS paid Nokia a $million a year for only make Windows Phones was about to expire. In spite of that subsidy the division was still making a loss because they had to sell the phones below cost in order for them to be bought. This was because MS only catered for a limited set of SOCs that were well below leading edge.

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