Microsoft today revealed their plans to reduce their workforce by over 18,000 by next year. Speaking about the Nokia Devices and Services integration synergies and strategic alignment, Satya Nadella spoke about Microsoft’s strategic direction in the mobile division.
Microsoft will continue to focus on the higher price tiers, with focus on breakthrough innovation that expresses and enlivens Microsoft’s digital work and digital life experiences. In addition to that, Satya revealed that Microsoft is planning to shift select Nokia X product designs to become Lumia products running Windows. Satya said, “This builds on our success in the affordable smartphone space and aligns with our focus on Windows Universal Apps.”
It is not clear how Microsoft is going to do execute this plan. May be a Lumia X device that can run both universal Windows apps and Android (AOSP) apps?