Nokia announces its first Android phones, the X and X+ series

Published By:

Nokia has officially launched its line Nokia X brand handsets at MWC 2014. Nokia X is first Android device. Nokia X’s operating system has been built on Android Open Source Project (AOSP). Three handsets were launched: the Nokia X, the Nokia X+ and the Nokia XL. All three devices are budget-offerings, combining Nokia’s Lumia styling and mid-to-low-end specs.

nokia x android smartphones

1. The Nokia XL is the largest handset with a 5in display. The XL will cost €109 once released and is joined by the 4in Nokia X+ (€99) and finally the Nokia X, which is the cheapest of the three with retail price of €89 – although the latter will only be available in Eastern Europe, Asia and South America.

2. Nokia has started encouraging Android developers to support its Nokia X platform. The phones, primarily aimed at developing markets, run a highly customized version of Android and to ensure compatibility. For developers, the Nokia X is a great way for developers to increase their revenues, and we will offer a bunch of different monetization options.

3. These new Nokia phones are conduits for Microsoft services. There’s no Google Play, Maps or Gmail contained inside. Instead you have things like OneDrive, Bing and Skype.

4. Nokia’s forked version of Android can and will run Android applications, meaning users will technically have access to everything Android has to offer.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *