After much heavy rumor, Nokia has just launched the Nokia Android phones : the Nokia X, X+ and the XL. Previously codenamed Normandy, Nokia has used its Mobile World Conference to unveil the Nokia android phone Nokia X — a phone that’s technically running Android, but not as you expected.
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The new Nokia X, X+, and XL android smartphones that Nokia launched at Mobile World Congress 2014 technically does run on Android, just like rumors promised – which means, you’ll be able to run Android apps with ease. However, these doesn’t turn in the full ‘Droid experience that you think. In fact, the software doesn’t look a thing like Android at all.
Nokia created a hybrid mobile platform that runs on Google’s Android Open Source Project(AOSP)which is the first of a family of crossover smartphones. It’s an fascinating move for sure, but are the Nokia X, X+ and XL what Android fans had hoped for? Not even close.
On top of this Android 4.1 platform, Nokia has painted an interface that pulls features from both Asha and the Windows Phone OS. The home screen looks like Windows Phone’s live tiles with flat squares that you can reorder and resize. Not all tiles are dynamic and the transition is not even clear.
Just look at how Nokia used Android. Nokia opted Android, heavily altering it so it looks nothing like a typical Android phone. Instead, there are live tiles that can be adjusted just like Windows Phone in Nokia Android smartphones.
And here is the biggest drawback -There’s also no official way to access the Google Play store.Nokia will have to open its own app store for android apps. While the Nokia X can run many Android apps, there are still some that are incompatible due to the changes, or would require alterations.
With Nokia seeing much of its growth coming from emerging markets and its lower end phones, a device like the Nokia X is critical to its continued success in the area. If it sells a ton of these phones, that will eventually contribute to the bottom line of Microsoft.
Indeed, Nokia seems high on this line, with the Nokia X potentially the first in a family of Android products for the low end. The Nokia X+ and XL, which will launch in the second quarter, are the first examples of that.
Android, after all, is the dominant operating system while Windows Phone is a distant third, still trying to prove its legitimacy in the smartphone world. By choosing Android over Windows Phone, Nokia would seem to be impeding Microsoft’s progress.
Both Nokia Android phones Nokia X and Nokia X+ are dual-SIM phones that come with 4-inch 480×800 displays,and are run by 1GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor. While the Nokia X comes with 512MB RAM, the Nokia X+ comes with 768MB RAM. Both have same 4GB internal memory storage, with expandable support up to 32GB via microSD card, with 1500mAh battery. Both phones have a 3-megapixel rear camera, but no front camera.
Nokia XL comes with a 5-inch 480×800 display, a 720p front camera, 768MB RAM and a 2000mAh battery, a 5-megapixel camera, and other specifications are same as the other siblings.all these phones have 3G support and support only Micro-SIMs unlike regular sims.
The Nokia X will go on sale immediately, starting around 7500INR (around 120$) in India, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa.The Nokia X+ and Nokia XL will be launched into markets starting early second quarter, Estimated price at 8500INR (138$) and 9300INR (150$), respectively.Every day, more than 1.3 billion people use their Nokia to capture and share experiences, access information, find their way or simply to speak to one another. Nokia’s technological and design innovations have made its brand one of the most recognized in the world.
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