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February 24, 2014

Proof that Android is dominating the OS game? Nokia X is here

Nokia boards the Android ship with launch of Nokia X smartphone family.

By Ben Sullivan

Former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop announced the first ever Nokia Android smartphones to a packed morning audience at Mobile World Congress today.

The Nokia X and X Plus models have a 4-inch screen, where the XL sports a 5-inch screen, and all three devices run on Android.

"People have access to hundreds of thousands of apps but all on the Nokia user experience."

The devices, which start at €89, are built on upon the Android Open Source Project "without Google’s services, which are instead substituted by Microsoft and Nokia services," said Elop.

"The Nokia X family introduce s the next billion people to Microsoft. Nokia X is our gateway to Microsoft."

"We will win our customers’ hearts and minds."

The Nokia X, X Plus and the 5-inch XL, all use the Nokia Fast Lane homescreen, which is tiled based much like the Lumia family. Elop said that the X family has close ties to Microsoft, with apps like Skype and OneDrive coming preloaded on the devices.

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Inside is a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, and the smartphone family comes in colours like red, green and yellow with 3MP cameras.

 

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