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Nokia X, X+ and XL won’t get updated to Software Platform 2.0 Introduced in Nokia X2

History repeats itself yet again, and owners of Nokia X Series are in for a bad news. Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL, won’t be updated to X Software Platform 2.0, which was introduced yesterday with the new Nokia X2 yesterday.


The same thing happened when Windows Phone 7 transitioned to Windows Phone 8 and this time too, the reason cited remains the same. According to Microsoft, the update won’t be provided due to lack of hardware support.

“Because of the necessary hardware upgrades, the Nokia X software platform 2.0 won’t be available on Nokia X, Nokia X+ or Nokia XL. However, more updates will be coming to further improve the experience of those devices in the coming months,” says Yannis Paniaras, Head of the Mobile Phones UX Design Studio at Microsoft in Beijing.

If you are an early adopter for Microsoft’s Android mix, here is what you will be missing. The new Nokia X software platform 2.0 is based on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, unlike the previous version which was based on base version of Android 4.1 jelly bean. The number of tile columns on home screen has been increased to 4 from 3. The tiles and Fastlane panes are also joined by App list. There are other improvements to Fastlane, Keyboard and Camera UI as well.

As stated above by Yannis Paniaras, Microsoft will roll an update for X series as well to provide the new UI changes to Nokia X users, but the initial X series users can abandon the hopes for a future KitKat update. We expect most new changes will be included in the update for initial X series users. This is disheartening because the X+ and XL are less than one month old

The Nokia X2, comes with 1 GB RAM, Cortex A7 chipset, improved Camera as compared to Nokia X. You can hop to our comparison article for detailed comparison.

Key Specifications

Model Nokia X2 Dual SIM
Display 4.3 Inches, WVGA resolution
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 1.2 GHz Dual Core
Internal Storage 4 GB, Extendable up to 32 GB
OS Android 4.3 Jelly Bean AOSP
Cameras 5 MP/VGA
Battery 1800 mAh
Price 99 Euros (8050 INR approx)

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