Android running on Lumia 535? No, just a bad photo edit by Microsoft

Sean Michael

Lumia 535

Microsoft made a photo editing fail that’s placed egg on their face. On a page for the Lumia 535 they show it running not only the Android version of the Vine app, but running Android as an operating system.

The mistake was spotted by Softpedia whose eagle eye spotted the blue clock in the upper right hand corner of the screen, likely indicating that the screenshot is from a device running Android 4.3. In addition to the blue clock, the entire interface yells Android. The buttons on the bottom and the entire layout are clearly not a photo of the Windows Phone operating system.

Android photo edit on Lumia 535

This is a curious mistake for many reasons. First off is why does Microsoft, or more probably the people they’re paying to do their marketing, have screenshots of devices running Android at all? What possible purpose could they have for those? Second, there’s been an official Vine app for Windows Phone since 2013, it’s not that hard to find.

Mistakes happen, we’ve all made them, but there are quite a few question marks surrounding this specific mistake. We’ll have to wait and see how quickly it gets fixed.