Nokia has finally launched its First ever series of Android phones. The new Nokia X series of smartphones includes three phones in the family – Nokia X, X+ and XL . All these X series phones run on new Nokia X software platform which is based on the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), and are capable of running all Android apps along with Microsoft and Nokia services. All these three smartphones will be available across the Globe from (Q2) 2014, where the sales of Nokia would be available immediately.
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First Smartphone in the new X series is the Nokia X, an entry-level model , which costs 89 euros. It is a dual-SIM phone having 4-inch display and is powered by 1GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor. There’s a 3-megapixel camera on the back, 512 MB of RAM, and 4 GB of internal storage which can be easily upgraded via micro-SD.
Nokia X+, the second Nokia Android Smart phone comes with an upgraded 768 MB of RAM. Other features including Camera, Screen size and Internal storage are same as the Nokia X . Both Smartphones are powered by a 1500 mAh Battery. The biggest of all three is the Nokia XL, which comes with a 5-inch display, 5 megapixel rear-facing and 2 megapixel front-facing camera. It has 768MB RAM and a 2000mAh battery for a better backup. Nokia XL is expected to be priced at 109 euros. All these three phones come with 3G support and take micro-SIMs instead of regular ones. Speaking of the hardware, the Nokia X Family has only a single capacitive button for navigation which could be used to move back and a long press would return you to the Home screen. Nokia has created a brand new, tile-based home screen for X series, which looks very similar to the Microsoft’s Windows and also a redesigned version of its Fastlane notifications centre – a second Home screen if you like which is a mixture of notifications and recent activity.
The Downside here is that Nokia Android users can’t have access to the Google Play Store for apps. Users will have to side-load Android apps from any third-party source. All devices come with free access to Here Maps, offline maps and integrated turn-by-turn navigation, Nokia App Store, Microsoft OneDrive (7GB free space), MixRadio, Outlook and Skype apps. The Nokia X and Nokia X+ will be available in a variety of eye-catching colors including green, red, cyan, yellow, black and white whereas Nokia XL will be available in green, orange, cyan, yellow, black and white.