Nokia’s Android phones are here and they are real. They launched three new Android devices and a Asha and a Nokia feature phone each, with the Android phones being the obvious highlight. A few years ago, one would never have imagined Nokia going down this after, especially after February 11 happened, but here we are, going hands on with Nokia’s own Android devices. Sort of a dream come true for many, we scrambled to try and get some decent time with all the devices and so here are our thoughts about the newly launched Nokia X+. For starters, here is a video of the Nokia X+
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Just a day before the Nokia press conference at the Mobile World Congress, the Nokia Lumia 630 has appeared in the form of a press image. Evleaks, the prolific twitter account known for accurate leaks had posted this image with no extra information. The Lumia 620 was launched at Le Web sometime last year and the 630 clearly looks like a similarly designed successor. With a similarly small and rounded design, the Lumia 630 might just be an evolution in the internals rather than a full fledged successor with a different design.
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The FoneArena team is live from the world’s biggest mobile focused event – the Mobile World Congress 2014 from Barcelona, Spain. The city has been hosting this event for 5 years and this is FoneArena’s fifth year at this grand event where countless number of companies introduce new products around the mobile ecosystem. Four of us are here and we will be bringing you a ton of coverage from the show floor. Here’s a video overview of what we are planning to do from the event –
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Huawei is gearing up to introduce a range of new products at the Mobile World Congress event this year, but before doing so, the Chinese company has readied a bizarre teaser to explain the kind of products it is launching. First off, why the video is bizarre is because it uses an “Apple” iPhone with a Siri-like voice assistant, to mock “Apple” and Samsung, calling them the “Fruit” and “Some song” respectively. Nevertheless, it gives us a taste of what we can expect from the company, when it reveals its products at this year’s biggest mobile event, the Mobile World Congress. Here’s the video –
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Rumoured to be a successor to the Asha series of devices, Nokia is apparently preparing to launch its Android-based low cost devices at the Mobile World Congress event this year, according to the Wall Street Journal. The phone had repeatedly leaked out, with images of hardware and images of software, which point to a phone with a Windows Phone-like UI and Android underneath, enabling it to run Android apps. The “forked” Android OS, developed by Nokia, will feature Microsoft’s services prominently, not Google services or Play, which means that there will still be a distinct lack of Google apps on the platform. Previously brushed off as a improbable launch, especially after the Microsoft acquisition, it seems like the Nokia X aka Normandy will possibly be making a N9-style debut at MWC this year.
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Motorola is being thrown here and there in terms of ownership – first they were owned by Google and now they are in the hands of a Chinese manufacturer, Lenovo. After being acquired by Google, Motorola has managed to deliver two near stock Android smartphones – Moto X and Moto G. The Moto X was exclusively made for US while the Moto G was made for emerging countries. Moto G was launched in India on February 5th, 2014. They were just recently acquired by Lenovo.
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Samsung is expected to announce the next iteration of Galaxy S series sometime soon and there were early rumors that Samsung will be holding an event on Feb 23rd, but it turns out that they are holding the unpacked event on Feb 24th, just on the starting day of MWC 2014. The event invite tells us that this is Samsung’s Unpacked event 5 and it also mentions it as episode 1. The event will take place in Barcelona.
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Nokia is all ready to be acquired by Microsoft and it has probably held its final independent event at Abu Dhabi during late 2013. The CES 2014 was over a couple of weeks ago and there was no presence of the Finnish company. Nokia usually waits for the MWC to make itself known and it has sent out invites for this year’s event confirming that it will be there to take wrap of a few devices.
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Samsung is known to announce its flagships in a its own event, but looks like things are about to change for the South Korean electronics giant. Samsung’s VP has stated that the company’s new flagship – Samsung Galaxy S5 will be announced during MWC 2014 that is scheduled in February.
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