Microsoft is planning to scrap its Nokia X Android efforts and replace them with Windows Phone in future. The news comes as part of todays announcement that Microsoft is cutting 18,000 jobs in the next year. In an email to former Nokia staff, Microsoft devices chief Stephen Elop details the companys renewed focus on Windows Phone. In addition to the portfolio already planned, we plan to deliver additional lower-cost Lumia devices by shifting select future Nokia X designs and products to Windows Phone devices, says Elop. We expect to make this shift immediately while continuing to sell and support existing Nokia X products.