According to Nokia, the Nokia X Android handset, which mimics the Windows Phone Start screen, is meant to be a feeder system for Windows Phone.
Nokia’s own style guide for developers suggest this may not exactly be the case.
Their style guide suggests:
Do I detect some distain for Windows phone there from that writer?
While Nokia’s story is that the Nokia X was designed to be good for both Microsoft and Nokia, I suspect the move was ultimately designed to get some of that Android volume Samsung has been enjoying, and more about Nokia and less about Microsoft and Windows Phone.
The Nokia X developer guide can be seen here.
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