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Low-end smartphone battle seen forcing Nokia to Android

Mikael Ricknäs | Dec. 12, 2013
Nokia is reportedly working on its own version of Android, but it faces an uncertain future when Microsoft takes over.

Meanwhile, downward pricing pressures continue. As part of Android 4.4 Google has kicked off "Project Svelte," an effort to reduce the memory needs of Android so it can "run comfortably" on entry-level smartphones that have as little as 512MB RAM. Regardless of which path Microsoft takes, the battle for supremacy below $100 is only going to get tougher.


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