The operating system, developed by Google, is usually seen as a rival to Microsoft's own Windows Phone OS.
Microsoft said the Nokia X2 offered it a way to hook users into its cloud-based services, several of which come pre-installed as apps.
One expert said the alternative would have been leaving "money on the table".
"I still find it astounding that Microsoft is making Android phones, but there seems to be a steely determination to take a more open approach for the greater good of the whole company rather than just the Windows Phone platform," said Ben Wood, from the telecoms consultancy CCS Insight........
It will be cheap ($135) but it only has 1gb of ram, a dual core processor, 4gb internal(with microsd slot) and is running some nokia UI that looks like windows phone OS: http://www.gsmarena....al_sim-6383.php