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Nokia X, X+ and XL are now official running Android OS

24 February 2014
Tags: Nokia, Android, Google

At this year's MWC event, Nokia was one of the first manufacturers to announce its latest devices. There's been talks about an Android running Nokia handset for quite some time now, and it's great to finally get a hands-on on the product.

Nokia X, X+ and XL are now official running Android OS

Actually, to be fair, there are three models - Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL - all of them packing a 4" LCD display and come with Nokia and Microsoft app preloaded. That's right, although the phones run Android, Google services are nowhere in sight. Instead, Nokia decided it would be better to transplant a few Microsoft offerings and also feature a heavily customized Nokia-specific launcher, which kind of beats the purpose of having Android at all.

Anyway, the Nokia X sports a 4-inch 480×800 IPS touchscreen, a 3MP fixed focus camera, a 1GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor (MSM8225), 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, microSD card support, dual-SIM functionality, 3G, as well as a 1,500 mAh battery. Measuring in at 115.5x63x10.4 mm, it weighs 128 grams.

Moving on to the Nokia X+, we come across pretty much the same device, except for a 4GB microSD card included in the box and with RAM bumped up at 768MB.

As for the Nokia XL, it rocks a some more decent specs - 5-inch 480×800 touchscreen, a 5MP autofocus rear camera with LED flash, a 2MP front camera, and the rest is the same as the ones on the X+. It's really heavy though, at 190 grams and measures 141.3×77.7×10.8 mm.

Nokia X, X+ and XL are now official running Android OS

Recommended retail pricing are as follows - €89 for the Nokia X, €99 for the Nokia X+, and €109 for the Nokia XL. You can expect the Nokia X to come out ''immediately'' in Asia Pacific, Europe, India, Latin America, the Middle-East, and Africa, covered in green, black, white, yellow, cyan, and red.

As for the Nokia X+ and XL, these handsets will make an appearance during the year's second quarter, meaning April the soonest. The X+ will come in the same colors, while the XL will be available in green, black, white, yellow, cyan, and bright orange.

So there you have it, Nokia's first Android devices, which aren't actually Android devices. Sure, there's a forked version of Android 4.1.2, with a preinstalled Nokia store to handle all of your apps, but don't expect any Google stuff - Gmail, Play Store and so on.






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