Nokia X is the latest Android smartphone making waves ever since it was first unveiled at MWC 2014. Soon after its MWC 2014 event, the company had listed the Nokia X along with Nokia X+ and Nokia XL dual-SIM variants on its India site, without providing pricing or availability details. Fans and enthusiasts looking to put their hands on the device, here’s some good news coming for you. The Nokia X has now been listed on the Mobile Store. Priced at Rs 8,500 the device will be available from 15 March 2014.
The Nokia X is based on the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), and is powered by Microsoft and Nokia services. It features a highly customised version of Android, with the Metro-inspired UI and access to Nokia’s own app store. The Nokia X will run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out-of-the-box. The dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) device will feature a 10.16-cm (4-inch) IPS LCD display with a resolution of 480×800 pixels. It will be powered by a 1GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, and 512MB of RAM. It will come with a 3-megapixel rear camera and 4GB of in-built storage which will be expandable up to 32GB via microSD card. Connectivity options include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, AGPS, EDGE, GPRS and 3G connectivity. It decks in a 1500mAh battery.
Recently, an XDA developers’ forum member posted a way to snitch the Nokia X. Which will enable the smartphone to run Google launcher, Play Store and other Google apps that include Gmail and Google Maps. One of the reasons stated, as to why these apps work in Android Nokia phones is the application framework, which is left untouched. This allows apps from third-party app stores to work on the phone.
Source: EFY Times