Yesterday Microsoft announced their new Android smartphone, the Nokia X2, the handset comes with a new Android software platform called Nokia X 2.0.
Nokia has now confirmed that the original Nokia X and Nokia XL smartphones will not be getting the Nokia X 2.0 software update, and their reason behind this is apparently due to hardware constraints.
“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.”
The first version of the Nokia X software platform was based on Android 4.1.2, the new version, Nokia X 2.0 is based on Android 4.3, the original handsets should be capable of running the newer version of the Nokia X software, although according to Neowin the reason that Microsoft may have decided not to update them is due to the inclusion of the Home Key in the Nokia X2 which is used to launch the multitasking menu on the handset.
If you own one of the Nokia X or Nokia XL smartphones, what do you think about Microsoft’s decision not to update these handsets to the newer Nokia X 2.0 software platform? Leave a comment below and let us know.