Nokia X platform 2.0 update not coming to Nokia X, X+ and XL devices

Yesterday Microsoft unveiled the Nokia X2 running a new software version 2.0 of the X platform. Now, the company has said that the existing crop of Nokia X  devices (X, X+ and XL) will not get this new update.


Nokia X Platform 2.0 is based on Android API 18 - corresponding to 4.3 Jelly Bean - and comes with several new changes to the user interface including a new home button and support for 1GB RAM. It gets four tiles per line of the homescreen and one can also move the tiles as well as resize them. "Other improvements in the Nokia X software platform 2.0 can be found in the control panel, the new camera UI, Fastlane, and throughout the rest of the OS," Nokia revealed in its Conversations blog


Considering the Nokia X devices entered the market only earlier this year, it could upset 'some' existing Nokia X users. Microsoft had earlier done a similar thing during the transition from Windows Phone 7.x to WP 8.0.


The hardware upgrade needed to support the software is to be blamed. In the blog, Nokia also writes, "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 company unveiled the X2 Dual SIM featuring a 4.3-inch display, faster dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 chipset, 1GB RAM,  5MP auto-focus sensor,  front-facing VGA camera, 4GB of onboard storage and expandable memory of up to 32GB.

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