WeChat, the popular mobile social communication application for smartphones, is now available on the new Nokia X Software Platform. WeChat already comes preloaded on the recently launched Nokia X. Nokia X+, and Nokia XL will also come preloaded with WeChat when they get launched in India in early Q2, 2014.
Nokia has committed to connecting “the next billion” smartphone users to the Internet by releasing its first devices running Android apps, Microsoft services and signature Nokia experiences. For the first time, WeChat will offer endless fun and entertainment on all three devices within the new Nokia X family.
“We are thrilled to bring WeChat to the Nokia X smartphone family. We continually aim to bring people the best smartphone experience with our innovative hardware and software, and WeChat is a perfect addition to help people stay connected and share more joy with friends,” said Bryan Biniak, Global Vice President and General Manager, Developer Experience, Nokia.
“A fun, social, on-the-go smartphone experience is paramount for today’s audience, that’s why we are very excited about this partnership with Nokia. The partnership will offer an enhanced user experience with our exciting innovative features paired with the outstanding functionality of Nokia phones. We look forward to working closely with Nokia to bring even more user friendly and fun WeChat features to Nokia customers,” said Dennis Hau, Head of Product Center, International Business Group, Tencent.
WeChat app has very interesting features including “People Nearby,” “Shake” and “Draft Bottle,” and free stickers ready for Nokia X users to enjoy.
WeChat application is the fastest growing social media platform with a 379 percent increase in users during the period of Q2 to Q4 2013, topping the GlobalWebIndex’s Q4 2013 report in terms of growth.