Satya Nadella, Microsoft's recently appointed CEO, revealed in a memo to employees on Thursday that the company plans to nix the Nokia X Android phone efforts and double down on making — wait for it — Windows phones.
"We plan to shift select Nokia X product designs to become Lumia products running Windows," Nadella wrote. "This builds on our success in the affordable smartphone space and aligns with our focus on Windows Universal Apps."
The announcement was buried at the bottom of a company-wide memo alerting employees thatMicrosoft plans to lay off as many as 18,000 employees by the end of this year, marking the biggest reduction in the company's nearly 30-year history.
Just a few months after Microsoft agreed to acquire Nokia, the latter shocked the tech community by releasing the Nokia X, a smartphone that ran Android.
As Mashable's Tech Editor put it at the time, "It's happened. Nokia just debuted an Android phone. And the world is still turning."
Hell might have frozen over then, but it appears to have thawed out again.