After rumors HMD Global recently announced that the Nokia X (TA-1099) with a notch and an 19:9 aspect ratio display will be announced on May 16th in China and also showcased the phone at the Sanlitun experience store. However, it did not reveal the specifications of the phone at that time. Now the phone has been certified by TENAA in China that confirms all the specifications.
HERE Maps got a major update for Windows 8.1 yesterday with manual positioning, city pages and more. Today, they are being updated for Nokia X devices. HERE Maps on Nokia X now allows global navigation with voice directions.
Microsoft’s mobile division signaled the continuation of its Android range of devices with the announcement of Nokia X2 yesterday. The latest Android device from the company not only sports new hardware on the inside, but also runs on the 2.0 version of the X Platform, a forked variant of Android that debuted with the original. It’s basically a heavily skinned OS based on AOSP, without Google Play services, and now it looks more like Windows Phone than ever. This is thanks to the 2.0 update’s visual improvements including a new quick settings menu, an app list and a multitasking switcher that has taken advantage of the new hardware home button freeing up functions for the back button. This new hardware level change has rendered the older range Nokia X, X+ and XL devices incapable of this upgrade, says Nokia in its latest blog.
Nokia has launched few apps across its platforms just in time for Indian Premier League(IPL). With the launch of its new apps, Nokia wants its customers to to get the best of the IPL experience by keeping track of latest scores, listening to commentary, engaging with their favorite players on social platforms and to top it off – watch the match LIVE.
Nokia and Android has been a pipedream that geeks and avid smartphone users have held out for years now. That we’d actually see one in 2014 at the cusp of the Nokia – Microsoft merger is not something we’d expected in our wildest dreams. That said, the phone was announced alongside two other devices ie the Nokia X+ and XL at MWC last month and is now available in retail. We brought your our first impressions of this AOSP running device from the show floor and here’s the complete low down on the Nokia X. Continue reading “Nokia X Review : This is Not the Droid You’re Looking for”
It just feels like yesterday, when almost all of us were in denial that a Nokia Android phone could exist, but Nokia has put forward its boldest bet ever, especially at a time when it has been acquired by Microsoft, a company that has been at odds with Google since forever. Anyways, the device was revealed to much excitement and curiosity at the Mobile World Congress event, and eventually arrived in India just few weeks later. We had unboxed the device and also showed you how to root it and get Google Play services and apps on it, but as you might have guessed by now, we were curious to find out more about the device over the course of our usage. So we made a few videos to showcase what we found and learnt, skip past the break to find them.
We had unboxed the Nokia X a while back, right after it launched in India. Only a few weeks back, Espoo’s first bold entry into the low end Android smartphone segment was revealed at MWC. The phone might be running Android, a Google owned entity, but is completely devoid of anything that resembles Google services. Nokia completely forked the open source variant of Android, just like Amazon did, by choosing not to include Google services and apps, which are obviously a conflict of interests for the company. But being open source, the malleable Android is always willing to bend to our will, and soon enough, enterprising developers who got their hands on the Nokia X, devised a way to install Google apps and services onto this neat little device. We followed their path, and made a video, so that willing users can take advantage of it too –
The Nokia X made a huge (green) splash at the Mobile World Congress event a couple of weeks and has been rapidly making its moves into markets, with it launching in Malaysia, India and the Phillipines. It is now all set to launch in China, and just 5 days after announcing the device for the market and opening the pre-orders, Nokia has reportedly received 1 million of them already. The company posted this on its Weibo account with a celebratory image touting the big number.
Nokia X is the first smartphone from the Espoo company running Android, and more importantly, Android apps. It was launched in India just a day back for a price of Rs. 8,599/-. “X” is symbolic in many ways. the company is now at the cross roads of a transition from being an independent company to being owned by Microsoft, the maker of software running on Nokia’s current smartphones. X is also the bridge between Nokia’s struggling smartphone business and its traditional feature phone business. Nokia knew, that without apps, its revived Asha platform phones are getting nowhere, and they also knew that it will never create this familiarity factor with Windows Phone, a crucial factor for any company that has a wide array of devices. Hence the Nokia X happened, and just a day after it officially launched in India, we now have it with us, in retail form, for a quick unboxing and overview of the device on video, watch –
Nokia unveiled the Nokia X, the company’s first smartphone built on the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) at the MWC 2014, few weeks back. Nokia has just sent us an invite for the Nokia X India launch. Even though the invite doesn’t mention anything clearly, the “Xperience a new beginning” in the invite and the green color, clearly states that it would obviously launch the Nokia X at the event. Continue reading “Nokia X Android smartphone launching in India on March 10th”