Nokia announced its very first Android devices known as X, X+ and XL at Mobile World Congress 2014
It seems that Microsoft will soon be making money out of Android Devices; since soon to be acquired Nokia recently introduced low-end Android Devices at MWC, Barcelona. However, Nokia has ripped out Google Play Store, the nucleus of the Android Ecosystem and presented Android Family known as X, X+ and XL in an effort to tap in the dominating Android Market.
Android Nokia X will havea 4-inch, 840x480 IPS screen, 512 MB RAM, 4GB of Storage expandable storage through a microSD slow and a 3MP camera.
Android Nokia X+ features the same specialization but with 768 MB RAM and an included 4GB microSD card.
Android Nokia XL will have a 5-inch screen, 5MP camera and a 2MP front facing camera.
Maps, Mix Radio, Skype and Outlook will be features on the Nokia Store. Users will be able to access Nokia or third party stores, but won’t have Google’s app or Play store since both the devices are based on Android Open Source Project Android OS. Nokia build the interface around FastLane. When the user swipes across Fastlane, it brings up a notification bar which encompasses recent apps, missed calls, texts and other activities.
Both the devices, X and X+ will be available immediately at 89 Euros and 99 Euros respectively. The Nokia XL will cost at 109 Euros, all going for sale in March in Europe.
All three devices will not be available in U.S., Canada, Korea and Japan in order to avoid competing with Lumia phones which cost around hundred of dollars in the U.S.
Blackberry Offers BBM to Windows Phone and Nokia X Platform
Nokia CEO Stephen Elop announced during Nokia’s Mobile World Conference in Barcelona that BBM, Vine and Instagram will be one of the few apps that will be added to the Windows Phone ecosystem.
He also announced that Adobe Photoshop will be arriving on the OS, assuring that Nokia is constantly striving to evolve and improve Windows Phone app ecosystem in order to compete with iOS and Android. The latter of which dominates about 80% of mobile market.
Nokia CEO Elop also announced that Nokia is updating Imaging SDK to version 1.1 for developers adding new features like image editing, performance optimized filtering and re-framing.
Nokia also Announced Two Low-Cost Feature Phones
Nokia CEO Elop also announced the Nokia 220, a 2G low-end device running Series 40. The Nokia 220 will be available for 29 Euros and will have a 2.4inch display. It will also have Facebook, Twitter, Bing and some preloaded games.
Nokia’s ASHA line also has a new member in the family. The 230, which is Nokia’s cheapest Asha at 45 Euros comes with a touch screen. An OS update will be coming soon for the Asha OS bringing access to OneDrive and MixRadio for Wi-Fi handsets.