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Nokia X Range Of Smartphones Based On Forked Android Version Launched

Nokia has announced today at MWC  its first-ever X range of smartphones based on the Android Open Source Project (AOSP). These smartphones are  Nokia X, X+ and XL, and run on the new Nokia X software platform, which  is based on Google’s Android. This means that these devices are not pure Android phones but insted run a forked variant of Android. These phone can run the Android apps, which will be curated by Nokia, and are powered by Microsoft and Nokia services. The main drawback of Nokia X smartphones is that the users will not have access to the Google Play Store for downloading the apps.

X-screensNokia X and Nokia X+ sport 4-inch 480×800 displays and are powered by 1GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor. Both the models have 4GB internal storage, which can be expanded up to 32GB via microSD card. These phones are fuelled by a 1500mAh battery. Th e Nokia X comes with 512MB RAM, whereas Nokia X+ comes with 768MB RAM. Both phones are equipped with a 3-megapixel rear camera, but there is no front camera.

Both the Nokia X and Nokia X+ will be available in bright green, bright red, cyan, yellow, black and white colors ( depending upon the market).

Finally, the Nokia XL boasts a 5″ display with 480×800 resolution and is equipped with a 5MP rear-facing, autofocus camera with flash and 2MP front-facing camera. It comes with 768MB RAM and is packed with a 2000mAh battery, while sharing other specifications with its younger siblings.

The Nokia XL will be available in bright green, orange, cyan, yellow, black and white.

The entire Nokia X family is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon dual core processor and supports Dual SIM.

All Nokia X devices come with free access to Here Maps, with offline maps and integrated turn-by-turn navigation, and Nokia MixRadio for free music streaming and downloadable playlists. All devices are also pre-loaded with a variety of third-party apps and games including BBM, Plants vs Zombies 2, Viber, Vine and Twitter.

Nokia is also throwing  free cloud storage from Microsoft’s OneDrive for the buyers of Nokia X smartphones. With the purchase of any Nokia X family smartphone in select markets, users will get one month of Skype’s Unlimited World Subscription for a limited time.

The Nokia X will go on sale immediately, starting at EUR 89 ( without taxes)  in Asia-Pacific, Europe, India, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. The Nokia X+ and Nokia XL are expected to roll out in these markets starting early second quarter, priced at EUR 99 and EUR 109, respectively.


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