We have written umpteen numbers of articles that had Nokia adopted Android OS for its Lumia devices, the game of smartphones would have been different, but that did not happen. And what happened to Nokia smartphone business, everybody knows.
At last Nokia has recognised the importance of Android OS and announced N1, the first Nokia-branded Android tablet, whihc will run latest Android Lollipop OS with predictive Nokia Z Launcher interface. The Z Launcher will allow users to scribble a letter or two to find their content quickly. Over time, the Z Launcher learns what applications are in use, and predicts and highlights the applications consumers are expected to want based on time of day and location.
The N1 will be available in Q1 2015 in China at an estimated price of $249 through a brand-licensing agreement with an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partner responsible for manufacturing, distribution and sales. This tablet will be rolled out in other global markets subsequently.
According to Nokia, the N1 has a unique one-piece aluminum design with a soft finish in both Lava Grey and Natural Aluminum colors that make it stand out from other tablets. The other features of this tablet are:
- 7.9 inch IPS display (resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels) with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
- 2.4Ghz Intel Atom quad-core processor
- 2 GB RAM
- 32 GB Internal Storage
- 8 MP rear facing auto focus camera with LED flash
- 5 MP front camera
- 5300 mAh battery
Announcing the N1 tablet, Sebastian Nyström, Head of Products at Nokia Technologies said, “We are pleased to bring the Nokia brand back into consumers’ hands with the N1 Android tablet, and to help make sophisticated technologies simple. The N1 has a delightfully intuitive interface and an industrial design to match it. This is a great product for Nokia fans and everyone who has not found the right Android tablet yet.”