The Nokia X might not make a lot of sense, but it exists and recently went on sale in India as a cross between Nokia’s budget Windows Phone devices and the company’s ultra-low-budget Asha line of feature phones. Recently, videos of the Nokia X’s unboxing and review started appearing online from those who’ve got their hands on the device, and as expected, it has also been compared with the Lumia 520, the handset it will be competing with on price in emerging markets.
The Nokia X was undoubtedly one of the most anticipated announcements of the year. And considering the pricing that Nokia is going with, it’s quite obvious that there will be massive demand in global markets. That’s exactly what we’re hearing from China, as the smartphone has reportedly registered pre-orders of over 1 million within four days since it was made available.
The Nokia X series of handsets might be running Android, but they are devoid of all the precious Google Play apps and services like the Play Store, Play Services and more. However, being a device that actually runs Android in its core, it was just a matter of time before someone managed to get the whole suite of Play Services on the Nokia X and its other siblings.
The Nokia X+ and the Nokia XL smartphones have just gone up for pre-order in Spain via Amazon. Although the handsets cost more than Nokia’s initially claimed price, they’re still not beyond the average consumer’s reach.
Yesterday, we spoke about how custom launchers can be side loaded onto the Nokia X with the help of .apk files. And today, a new revelation sheds light on how to port Nokia’s Android app hub to other Android devices.
Nokia’s expertise in the mobile industry is well known. And the Finnish manufacturer is trying to leverage its popularity even further by embracing the Android platform with the three new Nokia X devices.
We have had a pretty eventful week so far with the launch of several new smartphones and tablets. While manufacturers like Lenovo, Huawei and others had several devices to show off, it’s the biggies like Samsung, Nokia, LG and Sony that made all the noise. And in order to make it easier to keep track of your favorite smartphones, we have compiled a little list with their announced or rumored launch date as well as pricing. Read on for the details.
By now, you all know that Nokia did the unthinkable yesterday and announced an Android line-up of devices at Mobile World Congress, after criticizing the platform for years and pushing Windows Phone with their Lumia brand. That launch comes so close to the company’s smartphone division being completely enveloped under Microsoft — end of Q1 2014 should be the final date — that we’re left scratching our head. Despite the huge amount of hands-on videos that have showed us everything we need to know about the X series, we’re left with many unanswered questions. Here they are.
Nokia X series hands-on reveal Nokia’s weird mix of Android and Tiles UI, no wallpapers, sideloading apps and more
Nokia announced their trio of X series handsets earlier this morning, targeting the lower-end of the smartphone market with their own fork of the Android platform. During the keynote, Stephen Elop made sure to emphasize that the X phones were running AOSP along with Nokia’s and Microsoft’s suite of services — no Google allowed. That left everyone curious to see how Nokia pulled that off and thankfully, we have a few videos and photos to give us a clearer idea.
Not to be content and limit its reach by only releasing Windows Phone handsets, Nokia has gone ahead and unveiled not one or two, but three Android running handsets — the Nokia X, X+ and XL. The handsets are based on the AOSP version of Android, as rumors had made clear, and lack all of the Google and Google Play offerings. Instead, Nokia has loaded the handset with its own suite of apps including Nokia Store, Outlook and Here Maps.