Nokia has unveiled its first three Android smartphones after several turbulent years that saw the Finnish manufacturer lose its top spot in the mobile market as Google’s free OS became the biggest mobile software in the world. All three Android phones by Nokia – X, X+ and XL – run on a ‘customized’ version of Android operating system and will not have access to Play Store. This means that those looking for a number of popular Android apps will still not have access to those. The company has also not innovated much by way of design for the new range and carried over the monobody design of its Lumia series in the new Android smartphones.
Some of the apps pre-installed on the devices are Here Maps, Nokia Mix Radio, Facebook, Skype, BBM etc. Users can download apps from the Nokia store, or choose to sideload apps directly from the web. Interestingly, the home screen of Nokia’s three Android smartphones is heavily influence by that of Windows Phone operating system and features Live Tiles. The company has also included FastLane multitasking solution, which it debuted with the revamped Asha series, and Glance Screen in the new smartphones.
Nokia X Android Features:
- 4 Inch Capacitive Touch screen
- 800*480p Resolution
- 3G,2G Networks
- Dual Sim
- 5 MP Camera
- VGA camera
- 512MB RAM
- 4GB internal storage upto 32GB
- 1.2GHz Dual-core Snapdragon 200 processor
- Android 4.4(KitKat) OS
- Bluetooth 4.0
- USB 2.0
Nokia announced that Nokia X will be available immediately in Europe for 89 euros, whereas X+ and XL will hit the stores in early Q2 2014 for 99 and 109 euros respectively. However, it added that the three models will hit markets like India, Africa, Middle East, Asia Pacific and Europe first, without indicating the price range for these markets. Elop said that Nokia, set to be acquired by Microsoft soon, will encourage app ecosystem for the Nokia X platform. It will offer developers different monetization methods in emerging markets.
Price: 110$ Dollors US
Price: 99 and 109 Euros
Price: 6800/-Rs India
Feb 24 Out and Available at stores.
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