NuAns Neo drops Windows 10 Mobile and now runs Android

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All evidence seems to point in the same direction: there really is no future for Windows 10 Mobile. If this hasn’t been made clear a few years ago, now it’s pretty obvious. It was quite surprising to see that last year, NuAns embraced the platform with its Neo handset. This was probably the last memorable smartphone released with the OS on board.

Things have changed

After a year, as expected, the manufacturer admitted defeat. NuAns is now replacing the Neo with the Neo Reloaded which runs Android. The smartphone just hit Indiegogo and you can get your very own for only $355.

While running even the latest version of Android doesn’t guarantee success, it should help the company reach a larger audience.

Neo Reloaded features

From a hardware point of view, the main appeal of both Neo and Neo Reloaded is customization. You can choose from a vast palette of cases and covers to make your own without having to spend loads of cash on these add-ons. The Core version costs $355 and doesn’t include any fancy cases or covers, just black plastic ones. If you’d like something a bit nicer, you can go for the $360 super early bird perk that comes with a set of two-tone or one flip case.

The Neo Reloaded features a 5.2-inch full HD display, an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, 3GB RAM, a microSD card slot, a 13MP camera with f/2.0 lens, a 8MP front shooter with f/2.2 lens, a fingerprint sensor, a USB Type-C and a 3,450mAh battery. It weighs 150 grams and it comes in at 141 x 74 x 11mm while also being water and dust resistant.

The only minus might be that it’s not fully compatible with US carriers, as only some 4G LTE bands are currently supported on local carrier networks.

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