Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) (HEL:NOK1V) Android based smartphone Nokia X is expected to help the Finnish company to regain some of its lost glory. The much awaited and talked about Android device from Nokia is now available in many markets, and a few important aspects of the Nokia X are discussed below.
More apps in Nokia X
Nokia X will not only support apps from Google Play store, but also from Windows marketplace. Apart from these two, Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) (HEL:NOK1V) also supports third party apps, which can be easily downloaded without installing any other source. Many of the apps comes preloaded with the device including Skype, Viber, Vine, Opera Mini, Facebook, BBM, Twitter, WeChat, and numerous games from EA and Gameloft. According to the company, more than three quarters of all Android apps will work perfectly on Nokia X, and for the remaining apps, only parts specifically requiring Google API tie-ins will be affected.
For Nokia X, the company has improved the feature called Fast Lane, which was first seen on Asha devices. The improved feature will allow users to enjoy their favorite content and notifications at one place.
Android, Windows or both
There is a common belief that Nokia X is an Android phone from the company, which has a kernel of truth but doesn’t tell the full story. Nokia X uses AOSP, which is an Open Source Android Project. This implies that the device is a modified version of the Android platform that also supports Microsoft Windows features.
Despite being an Android based device, the feel of Nokia X is certainly Windows based. The tiles are similar to the ones in Lumia devices, and can be re-arranged. In a bid to make the device more user friendly, Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) (HEL:NOK1V) has designed the homepage in a way, where the important apps like calling, messaging, etc are on the top followed by social networking apps at the bottom.
Nokia devices have always been known for being strong and durable, and Nokia X is no exception. The Android based device ranks full on sturdiness, and has been demonstrated as a device that resists breakage.
On Monday, the Finnish firm launched Nokia X in India at an alluring price tag of Rs. 8599 (approx $150). The other two models of X series; X+ and XL would be available in the Indian markets within the next two months.