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First look at the Nokia XL, an Android phone inspired by Lumia

Today, Nokia announced a few new phones, including their ‘X’ family: Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL. The XL is appropriately titled as it comes in with a five inch IPS display, 5 MP rear camera and a 2 MP front camera. It also adds a flash, making a significant bump over the X and X+ versions.

The phone will run for 109 euro when released in Q2.

What to make of it? It’s not just a Lumia running a forked version of Android. Sure, it borrows from the Lumia’s design language, but it feels blockier. The IPS display is not bad, but it’s clearly missing the sunlight readability feature found in Lumias for bright lights.

Nokia XL Rear

The OS is not super-fast but neither is it sluggish. It’s certainly interesting to see an Android device that is basically skinned to look like Windows Phone 8, including the Tile movement and resizing. But clearly Nokia is going for the service play here: get people on Nokia and Microsoft services, avoid Google at all costs. You have to admit, that’s a bold strategy, one that may irk Google.

Nokia XL Camera

This is the first time a major smartphone company has purposefully shunned OHA and Google. That can’t make them too happy, especially since they’re replacing a lot of services with their own.

Nokia XL Side

I have to admit, the few minutes I spent with the XL it was an interesting device. Priced right and put in the right markets, it could do very well as a smartphone with training wheels. Or as Elop noted, a launching ramp for Lumias.

We’ll have more coverage later, but for now, check out the photos.

Nokia X SoftwareNokia XL DisplayNokia XL USB

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khader_moham says:

Im happy, wanted to see atleast one android Nokia before i died ;)

abhishake620 says:

I will find you and kill you ... Taken reference...

Duduosf says:

I'll help you, if you don't mind.

TechBizJP says:

Then die already.. :P

:( you will miss using this phone if leave so soon lol

Tips_y says:

Wow, how cheaply you must value your life if you're going to die just for those 3 phones!

dhaval88 says:

Lol....now any exchange offer to exchange low end windows phone with this low end android device.....?lol

Warren Dance says:

I was sceptical at first but now I think this is a flippin' excellent idea.

rodneyej says:

Exactly!!!! It's kinda a slap in the face too those haters who said WP sucks so MS has to use Android... Turns out it's more of a MS phone then anything..... This device just helps push the Modern interface even more on the public... And, it can have even more positive affects for WP, and MS in general...
It's kinda like MS challenging Google at it's own game... I can dig it❕❕❕

Dazzi says:

Bwoy -- I'm glad to see some more members getting the full picture at last -- respect!

rodneyej says:

Yep.. Glass half full.. And do we really think MS would throw all the past few years of work on WP down the drain?.. No.. They know what they are doing now..
......................
Trial and error.. But, it took them long enough.. Lol❕

dhaval88 says:

Hope after using this android version,after some time period they provide on air update to this phone,and guess what?after installing update people got windows 8on this X,lol

hakimmmmm says:

its weird now 

are you going to decide on whome will be reviewing the nokia x devices since they are ANDROID?

WP or Androidcentral

k0de says:

Very good question. I'm sick of this Nokia/Android already.

dikadik says:

Not really a problem, but since it has the element of WP on this phone, I curious enough to see how it goes.

korg250 says:

Exactly.

If I wanted to read about Android devices I wouldn't be here!

sarim_xyz says:

NokiaForkedAndroidCentral? :D :D :D

anon5351951 says:

This X series is pretty funny.. All these android fans bitching and complaining about Nokia being exclusively WP and they finally made an Android.... And it sucks!!! Just check the Verge, writers and commenters and ripping it to shreds. Good for WP though. People are calling it the "poor mans Lumia".

shadow118 says:

Well, it sort of is :D

Dude, you could bring a Lumia/Windows phone from the year 5000 that can read your mind and even cooks for you and the Verge writers would still give it a 5 for ecosystem and come up with anything else to give it a 7 out of 10 on their Apple scale. As a Nokia stock holder I think this might give Nokia a better chance to thrive in countries like China and India who might be more open to this OS vs. Windows. MS on the other hand is bringing their services to close the gap, which I'm sure is part if the plan.

anon5351951 says:

I appreciate your devotion. And tbh I'm the first person to tell people to stop hating on the competition. But I just don't get it. From what I've heard it's endlessly laggy, even for android. And the fact it's so WP like means anyone who would consider buying it would probably also consider buying a WP (which is obviously the better option as it will be supported for longer). I honestly think it was a waste of time. But that's imo obviously.

afnan_mc says:

That's what I read too. The Verge, especially. But then they uploaded this video, and I'm not very sure about it now.The apps take a while to load, sure, but on Android 4.1 and the lightest of specs, it runs pretty smooth actually. http://www.theverge.com/2014/2/24/5441568/nokia-x-xl-hands-on-mwc-2014-v...

anon5351951 says:

Eh, sure there's some arguments for it.. But I'd have to say it's not worth much hype. Windows phone and Asha covered most of the important markets. This feels like and awkward medium.

We'll see how it goes. At least for now I hope this gives a few Finnish folks a few more jobs and there is also a long term plan. My only complaint really is that Nokia just put the same effort Samsung put into windows phone with the hardware. Kind of hard to compete with those specs.

FeedTheShark says:

Well if they are going to compare it to a Galaxy 4, HTC One or whatever then of course it is going to get ripped to shreds. People on these sites are always unable to review/view things in perspective. It's a cheap Android phone, of course it's pretty shit - but for the money it's a handsome, well built entry phone. Considering the cheap plastic feel of a Galaxy I cannot imagine how horrid Samsung's low-end phones are.

anon5351951 says:

You might be right there, but we're still not comparing apples with apples here. Take a look at equal spec windows phones and you may as well get one of those. Similar look and feel, similar pricing, but the WP will be supported for a lot longer and has office etc

FeedTheShark says:

There's never an "exact" comparison. But there's no equal spec WP phones, these have lower specs than even the 520. There's not much in it, but then there wouldn't be at this price level, but it's here where even $10 can make a difference in sales. And if you compare to the 520 it came out at $150 and the X is $80, a substantial difference. Personally I'd have hoped they would have 320 & 420 with these specs to replace Asha phones, but perhaps with this being "Android" and that being seen as the thing to have and having more apps, for now, this is a better play.

OMG55 says:

That's not true. Doesn't the L520 have 512mb of ram? The XL has 768mb which exceeds the L520 and as for price point, isn't the L520 $99 - $120 already? If so, they are comparables

lubbalots says:

"Poor man's Lumia" I don't think developing countries would like that notion.

rodneyej says:

Right❕❕❕❕❕❕❕❕

ctafield says:

Shouldn't this be on Android Central?

Winnabe says:

There and here as well, 'coz in case you've missed it, it runs MSFT services.

ctafield says:

I'm aware it runs MSFT services, but this is a Windows Phone site, no? I appreciate that other Microsoft services are creeping onto this site too, like Xbox, but I guess they're more general interest. You gotta draw the line somewhere. Unless I can get my .NET and SQL news here too? 

mrappbrain says:

Don't you get it? More stories= More Pageviews=More money in Mobile Nations' pocket.

Marco Gomes1 says:

So does the iPhone and I've never seen it in wpc.

OMG55 says:

+8X and if you have a subscription to office 365, you can also run office on any Android device, you can also load onedrive, Xbox app, etc on Apple & android. That would qualify as Microsoft services, so they all should be listed here

Rod Hull says:

Windows Phone's biggest champion (arguably more so than MS) makes a device for a platform other than the one they've supported for the last 2+ years and you don't think this news belongs here? Really?

ctafield says:

Where was all the Asha coverage then?

Rod Hull says:

Every time there has been a new Asha phone released it has been reported on this site. So in answer to your question: here.

ctafield says:

Fair enough. I probably missed those as there wasn't 5 articles about the same thing in a row like there is with this.

MikeSo says:

I feel the same.

anirudhk563 says:

Coz most of us in here are nokia fans

ctafield says:

Congrats, I'm really pleased for you. Now you can enjoy Android, guilt free, as well then I guess? This is still (supposed to be) a Windows Phone site.

Karnn says:

There are occasional news stories of interest touching upon the wider picture that includes Microsoft and its other OS's and services, and Nokia because they are Microsoft's premium partner. This site does post news about Windows PC's, Skydrive, Outlook.com etc as well. This is posted here, understandably because it is a huge strategic move on the part of Microsoft and Nokia to push their services into a segment dominated by a major competitor and hence newsworthy for a site focussed on Microsoft's efforts in mobile.
 

Marco Gomes1 says:

This is NOT a Microsoft strategy and Belfiore was very clear about that yesterday when asked about this.

Apoc says:

Nice way to get android users accustomed to a tile interface and eventually WP OS

ctafield says:

Or is it a nice way to offer WP users Android apps? (just playing devil's advocate)

Nik Rolls says:

Not really; no Windows user would be happy with that experience. But it would be a much easier transition for someone switching from X to Windows Phone than from Android to Windows Phone.

k0de says:

This can go either way. Well let's see what happens in a couple of years.

OMG55 says:

That's the only advantage I can see, but if it is running choppy like it's being reported it may leave a bad taste in potential WP converts mouths no matter how many apps are available. Because the interface is tiley like the real WP, they may think all WP devices don't run well. I guess its a risk they deemed okay

Kaushik Dash says:

I hope Microsoft kills it as soon as the deal is through.

Shantek says:

Why? Want them to kill Asha too?

Kaushik Dash says:

I did not want to answer to your stupid question, but here it goes

The cost of XL is more than Lumia 520 and less than Lumia 620 (comparing Indian prices). Externally it has a larger screen(more than , more RAM, 2 MP front facing camera, 5 MP rear facing camera -with- flash, 256 MB more RAM, out of which atleast 512 MB is going to be available for applications (compared to a 512 MB WP device which only has 140 MB available for applications) AND technically more applications (since it's Android); rest everything is equal to Lumia 620. Sure it may not have compass, clearblack display, NFC, but who cares about those stuff in emerging markets? The 520 costs about $128, 620 costs about $193 and this XL about $149. Why would anyone even bother to pay more for less stuff? Android is still the reigning champion in mobile OS, and this is Android. People will obviously choose a $150 device with more stuff and Android (in practicality) over a $193 dollar with less features and Windows Phone (which has still not matured and isn't widely regarded a suitable operating system.

 

Thank you.

Nik Rolls says:

*less applications, at least for now. Most Android apps require Play services and will need to be ported. Nokia X is not the platform for a wealth of apps, not yet at least.

Kaushik Dash says:

What I meant was Android applications (that obviously don't require play services, and I know there are a lot which don't) on play store can be sideloaded on this.

TechFreak1 says:

The uninformed will more than likely not even know what "sideloading apps", means. Regardless im itching to get my hands on of these :p. With BBM coming to wp, for me personally it shows blackberry have now reconciled themselves as the 4th ecosystem. I can see BBM being a key app for the Nokia X devices as well.

OMG55 says:

Where did you get your info as all of the tech site are saying they don't know if side loading is possible on these devices.

Nik Rolls says:

Nokia said it in their announcement, it was all over the live blog here.

Nik Rolls says:

'A lot' is not many when you consider the size of the Play Store. Also the more attractive and popular the app, the more likely it will use Play APIs like IAP, location, etc.

Marco Gomes1 says:

Asha is not android and sells millions of phones each quarter.

OMG55 says:

If Asha sold millions each quarter, then why has Nokia resorted to Android? I'm sure I won't get a straight answer as you Finn's have issues telling the truth about Nokia when it doesn't show them in a good light. By the way, I own 5 Nokia phones, so I'm not anti Nokia, I'm just honest about them

Karnn says:

I think the idea is to acclimatize customers to Microsoft and its services before they jump into Google Android. A major hurdle for people who want to jump ship from Android is the dependency on Google's services. This new X range will appeal to people upgrading from feature phones but who instinctively look for Android phones because they are so popular. Once they do that they enter Microsoft's world of services and when they upgrade eventually they will give Windows phones a fair consideration- so the thinking goes. So these phones would be beneficial to Windows phone in the long term. And I think Microsoft is obviously in on this too. Nokia has long been in team Microsoft for a while now.

TechFreak1 says:

It is a crafty plan, once a person is invested in an ecosystem it is hard for them to leave. Given there are literally no Google services, their only option would be to upgrade to a lumia. But life never goes to plan, I imagine these will be rooted double quick to run Google's Android.... As people have been clamouring for a Nokia Android device for ages now.

MikeSo says:

Yeah, but people (read: tech nerds) have been clamoring for a Nokia Android device with good specs and features - not a low-end bargain basement device.

kalo88 says:

It makes no sense, they want people to use Microsoft so they went out of their way to drop windows phone and completely redesign android to look like it...what's the point when the OS you are copying already exists. That's like apple dropping the iOS and going to android to completely recreate it...why bother?

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Shantek says:

For the same reason they have Asha.. Emerging markets.. A good upgrade path to Windows Phone.

anon5351951 says:

My understanding was that the 520 and similar phones were fine for emerging markets. This phone is a tad pointless imo

MikeSo says:

Feature phones generally don't require and are not dependent on data plans/WiFi, like the 520 and other smartphones are. I would assume the Nokia X line will be more like feature phones than smartphones in this respect.

Except Asha doesn't run a competitors OS.

Nik Rolls says:

AOSP is not Google's. Google's Android is Google's. Nokia is not contributing to the OS, in fact this is more of a blow to Google -- Nokia gets to piggy-back on their work and Google gets absolutely nothing in return.

anon5351951 says:

+1 (or should I say, +X?)

Karnn says:

Maybe because Windows phone presence is still very marginal in smartphone world, and people reflexively give Android first preference when they look for new phones. And low end market is flooded by Android. So, a new smartphone user shopping in the low end will likely not go for a Windows phone device over a similar Android option.

TechFreak1 says:

@Nik Rolls, most people don't realise there are two versions of Android. Google's version is being less open with every update. Aosp (Android Open Source Project) is the bare bones and is completely open. Now they will learn how "open" Google's version really is :P.

Nik Rolls says:

Agreed, hence the explanation. Time will tell if they have a problem with apps or not (there are not many AOSP apps around, most will require a port).

paulheu says:

I'll not be here for a bit now.. Untill WPcenral is about WP again.. We knew there was not going to be much abot WP at MWC so why be there and why fill pages with content irrelevant to the site.

Shantek says:

I think given that Microsoft are buying Nokia, its kind of relevant to the whole thing..

Micah Dawson says:

THere is no relevance to this phone for a WINDOWS PHONE enthusiast site. Android central doesn't spent countless artciles discussing Samsung's upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 device or any of Samsung/HTC past windows phone devices.

I could see if one or two posts were made about it but the overflooding of info on a phone that 90 percent of the people here likely DONT care about is a bit...overwhelming.

MikeSo says:

Agreed. Are they going to start covering Asha phones now too, just because it's Nokia? This is a feature phone that runs "Android", which is Android in the same way OSX is Unix - based on it, but not really the same.

I'm already fed up with seeing so much about Xbox One and Windows 8.1 on this site. Don't add Nokia phones as another non-WP related topic that inexplicably keeps popping up.

Marco Gomes1 says:

Microsoft is NOT buying Nokia. Their buying the phones division that now belongs to Nokia. Nokia will carry on and I bet that in a few years Nokia phones will be back.

Winnabe says:

This has to be on WPCentral, coz this uses MSFT services. Perspective?

TechFreak1 says:

Looks like there are still some of us, that haven't lost the plot and ranting like headless chickens :p

Rod Hull says:

Missing you already!

Kashyapjani says:

Asha, WP and Android had a threesome..and here is the baby.

Winnabe says:

Truer words have not been said today.

JP_Arg says:

Hey Daniel , Focus! Stop eating tapas and icecream and start doing your job. This is android, not windows phone. 

Kashyapjani says:

WP inspired Android, I'd say.

Winnabe says:

MSFT services in there- feeder to the Lumia line etc etc.

batkingnz says:

Feels relevant to me too... everyone should quit their bitchin'

Marco Gomes1 says:

Including the people bitching about people bitching.

batkingnz says:

I heard you liked b1tchin', so I b1tched about his b1tchin', so you could b1tch at my b1tch.

 

shadow118 says:

Anyone notice the glitch, when moving the tile?

 

gcdc_lumia says:

fckin UGLY. gross. not just because it is android, it just looks too dry to look at it. if they go android, i think it would be fine if they appear same as what android devices appears like. way better than those pile of blocks. i'd buy one if they have it, bcause it's nokia.

TechFreak1 says:

Probably due to the low end screen?

Shantek says:

Jesus, what is everyone complaining about. Some of us want to read it as its relevant. You can clearly see its android related from the title, so don't read the bloody article and stop your bitching in the comments, so over it!

Micah Dawson says:

The point being we're not here for android related stuff...I am sure Acentral users would feel the same way if windows phone was pretty much the only thing being discussed there all day long LOL...it's simple and the bitching is warranted.

 

I don't have to click on an article to still unfortunately see this atrocity everytime i flick throguh articles.

batkingnz says:

I don't really care about Android either, but I don't feel that this is irrelevant to WPC.

'THere is no relevance to this phone for a WINDOWS PHONE enthusiast site. '

You're just plain wrong. Nokia owns 90% of Windows Phone's market. Nokia intends this device as a feeder to the Windows Phone and Nokia / Microsoft Ecosystem - Relevant.

Microsoft has all but purchased nokia on the dotted line - Relevant.

The industrial design even follows the Lumia design philosophy so in a way, that's kind of relevant too. I've seen Asha phones on this site before and I didn't get too pissed about it, and in this case, neither should you.

TechFreak1 says:

@ Micah Dawson, well its like you have the option to either eat a slice of chocolate cake Or a portion of apple pie. Some of you are trying to eat both at the same time :p.

Warbler says:

Nokia using Android against Google. Very smart.

Finally someone who gets it!

k0de says:

Yes. On paper it looks great. The question is how will Google counter act? I'll bet this was already thought out by Google a long time ago in case this happens. We have to wait for Google response. This is to early to celebrate.

TechFreak1 says:

Google can't counter they don't own android. They only make money off the oems that they charge for access and for the use of their services.

DJCBS says:

"But clearly Nokia is going for the service play here: get people on Nokia and Microsoft services, avoid Google at all costs. You have to admit, that’s a bold strategy, one that may irk Google."

 

Well, does that mean that Microsoft will be pulling their Apps from Google Play? Because otherwise, that strategy is doomed to fail. At best they could get people hooked on Nokia's MixRadio or HERE services...but MixRadio has competition and HERE services will very very likely arrive on Android and iOS as soon as the D&S division is sold to Microsoft.

In the meantime, they try to anger Google...hmm...so we're keeping the childish attitude are we, Microsoft? I hoped Nadella would put an end to that. Well, they can p*ss off Google all they want. But then they shouldn't complain when Google refuses to allow them an official YouTube on WP...

 

That said, the UI is horrible. I'm sick of tiles but I honestly prefer the WP ones to these. Hopefully someone over at XDA will manage to solve this... =P

dexxx87 says:

Fail , WinDroid fail.

andrewb65 says:

The dual sim functionality makes this a great 'travellers' phone. In some countries, the price of this phone makes it almost disposable so ideal for basic access while travelling with both a local sim onboard for data/calling and your own regular sim for receiving.

Nokia 230
the beat
=D =P

So what are Nokia strategic market points?

In the last few years they manage to gain image recognition as " beautifully design and different smartphone"

They also manage to hit many markets and target at nearly all price points.

They gain popularity and have created various applications and are know to stand behind their products and support them at least 1 1/2 years.

Today
It seems like they want to use their brand advantage and claim android OS yet provide neither. (People expect good and beautiful hardware. People expect google services when you say android)

Why didn't they just use the Lumia 520 instead for this project. If not they should at least add it to their portfolio of X families 520x or x520.

Then again what they really want is people to upgrade to the Lumia series, after they go trough a sub par experience. No google apps and no windows apps because they need to basically use a whole new app store.

TechFreak1 says:

But it can go both ways, it can put people off entirely. Although it is a shrewd move, it is a risky one none the less. However you'd never get any where in life if you don't take risks or venture into the unknown.

Harsh Gaurav says:

Lol these r like demo phones for the Lumia or ms services

juanitoriv says:

Doesn't MS make more money on Android devices than WP devices because of patent issues? I'm not sure why this is even a reality. Maybe the Nokia App store will only have stuff available on WP. I don't know, and I just don't get it.

JM_T says:

I suspect the same thing about the app store having apps also offered on WP.... And maybe change the OS to WP8.1 later. Hahaha

arjunan says:

so, did everyone instantly forget about our good lumia 520 and 525?

JM_T says:

Hmmm... Wasn't there news before of WP8.1 reducing the touch buttons to just one (and running virtual buttons)? Plus, they also eliminated the need for a dedicated camera button.... Hmmm, this makes me think that somewhere down the road these phones can be loaded with WP8.1, becoming real "trojan"/"feeder" phones! If that is the case, I suspect Nokia/MSFT only approving apps in the Nokia store that are already in the Windows store.
But then this is just wishful thinking...

as147 says:

Good specs or not, laggy or not, tile like interface or not, if this is at the right price point it will sell well. Ain't nothing the MS hating Verge can do about it.

I despise the Verge as much as the size of their bias against MS. Not because I love MS but because they are biased and pretending not to be. In other words I don't like dishonesty.

l520user says:

Stupid question but will nokia be combining its market with android for all lumia phone ?

KelvBlue says:

Nokia X, update X.1 aka Blue, turn your OS into WP 8.1 :p

pankaj981 says:

Once developers get ROM dumps and are able to extract drivers, a Cyanogemod 11+ won't look bad on this, personally I would stay away from any Androids :P

Oubeid says:

Simple fact, Android sucks!! No matter how strong your hardware it will still be buggin' and shit!! I spent 2 years on Android before switching to Windows Phone 8, and my last Android device was the giant LG Optimus G!! But you know what? After using it for a while and installing a dozen of apps on it, it started driving me crazy, with freezing screen, buggy performance, sudden crashes!!! This never happened with my HTC 8X!! And now that I have almost no free memory on it after installing tons of apps and downloading hundreds of songs and videos! It still running smoothly! Not a single bug! Not a single crush!! That's the beauty of Windows Phone baby!! Now tell me wtf is this X or XL (or whatever the name) is supposed to be a good idea with Jurassic hardware?!!!

shadow118 says:

Don't compare the X / XL with a regular Android phone, they are not meant to compete with that. They are a replacement for the Asha series. When you start to compare the X's specs to those of Asha phones, that have 128 Mb's of RAM at best, the X suddenly doesn't look so Jurassic.

swizzlerz says:

It is for emerging markets in places that people have only had feature phones. to get them to use mirosoft services and as a launching pad to the lumia line.

socalpaisa says:

"It’s certainly interesting to see an Android device that is basically skinned to look like Windows Phone 8..."

Um, have we forgotten about HTC's Blinkfeed?

iinnnnit says:

Blinkfeed copyed windows phone

socalpaisa says:

That's what I mean.

ctafield says:

Never used Blinkfeed then I take it. Honestly, in use it's nothing like Windows Phone.

socalpaisa says:

In use, sure, but the quote I'm referring to is talking about appearance. It seems everyone these days is trying to mimic WP's flat UI style, either subtly or blatantly

Flavio76 says:

Buy a 1350 instead, or a 720. what a joke

iinnnnit says:

The start screen looks great,WP should use a start screen like that

dhineshstar says:

Nokia will beat iphone and Samsung in near future

sHAYM4N says:

Main worry for me is that looking so similar to WP, this could be mistaken by non savvy folks to be Windows Phone. Its not going to be an encouragement to upgrade if the user experience is limited, dull and slow. Nice looking hardware but its should have windows phone on it.

TechFreak1 says:

They are treading on thin ice here in terms of marketing, no doubt about it. Interested to see what Nokia comes up with.

Karkadann says:

Simple: do you want a good phone? Lumia. You want a phone? Anything else.

swizzlerz says:

Down with GOOGLE..  Time for them to go back to search.

dhaval88 says:

Will they really succed in pulling customers from NOKIA X to NOKIA LUMIA?doubt

sheldonch says:

It is Nokia's first Android phone.  I don't see anything wrong with them covering this device, especially since it's existence is meant to strengthen WPs presence in emerging markets. I don't see why people keep complaining about them covering it.  Seriously.  It'd be weird if they didn't.  I guess people just need something to complain about.

Marco Gomes1 says:

Like you're complaining about people complaining.

dhaval88 says:

I dont understand y people simply like anything?I guess people dont know what is right and what is wrong ....what they do is just simply follow the ideas

TheDarKnight says:

Since when does wpcentral reviews androids? I am sure android central didn't review windows phones or didn't even care when they were released on Samsungs or HTCs.

Marco Gomes1 says:

Come to think of it, this might work great for me! Maybe I come to like android after all. I mean, it'll have all of Nokia/Here apps, Microsoft apps, Android apps, probably will be able to side load Google apps and doesn't have the dumb icons (or whatever is it called) from the Android starts screen. If Nokia can sort out the lagdroid "feature" it's perfect for anyone looking into an android phone.

DJCBS says:

The "lagdroid" thing was killed the moment Google launched 4.4 KitKat. ;)

Microsoft should be ashamed for allowing this Sh!t. Android on a soon to be Microsoft device, WTF? This is an insult to us loyal WP followers. If MS allows Nokia to continue this then I am not sure if I will continue to support MS anymore. :(

nickros182 says:

They did this in a move to shit on google so to speak..making the OS loom just like WP it was a good marketing move.

nickros182 says:

Those sly bastards.....its a great Idea people that buy this phone and like it will, when it dies, look to a familiar alternative, windows phone.....good job Nokia.

Aziz789 says:

So can we root these this device and can install customs roms and all that android users customise????

I'm having a hard time swallowing the fact that Microsoft and Nokia actually made some Android phones. :-/

stumlad says:

I don't understand this.  Why not just strip the lumia 520 of it's capacative buttons and camera button, and sell the phone with WP8.1 on it (from what i've read, it will add support for on-screen buttons).  I don't see what this phone will accomplish that a 520 variant could not.  Wouldn't they  both be around the same price?

LucasLumia says:

Don't kill me but I WANT THAT PHONE!!! I need a cheap phone to go with my 1520 and I didn't want another Windows Phone like the 520, 525 or 625 at the same time. I'm going to get another Windows Phone to upgrade my 1520. The X will be cheap and useful enough to take it where  I can't take a good phone  (it's dangerous in my country since a 1520 is worth 1000 dollars) and play PvZ2.

FFugue says:

That's what I was afraid of when I saw the news. Even though it's supposed to help bring Android people to Windows Phone, I'm scared it might also help bring Windows Phone people to Android because of the extra apps. Bad move Nokia...

LucasLumia says:

Relax, Windows Phone users won't upgrade to the X since Lumias have better specs (except WP7). I'm only going to update my 1520 with a new WP flagship so there's nothing to worry aobut. THe X is a good companion too and will help to move revenue in Nokia.

MikeSo says:

It's a feature phone that runs Android because it was easy to skin it to sort of look like WP, and to get MS and Nokia services on it. That's it, no need to get all up in arms about it... it's "Android", not Android.

dikku11 says:

It would be interesting to see how much the codes are altered 

jayant_daga says:

Nokia X supports every android app?

MikeSo says:

NO. It doesn't work with any of the Google services or Google Play store.

FFugue says:

Bad move Nokia. Already in the news they are saying it's proof of the failure of Windows Phone... :( Even though there's a reasoning behind it that maybe it will help bring more people to Windows Phone, the news people are not seeing it that way.

MikeSo says:

Do "they" point out that it's actually not a Google Android phone at all? Probably not.

FFugue says:

"They" are evil, just like Google.

neonspark says:

so nokia is already more functional than WP. how long was this in developement? 1 year? puts to shame the windows phone dev team, Joe Belfiore and Terry Mayerson.

fiddlebenton says:

I want this to be unsuccessful so bad and its so sad.

ajftl says:

Lmao u people dying lol. Omaaagaaa

AOSP... Forked Android... Whatever they call it, it's still Android...
Better idea is to block Google's services in Microsoft's services... Let's see how Android users fare without a Windows PC to use...

Ju BS says:

No works to me, i really hate this new devices family

 

Dafter says:

Looks hot, like Lumia + Asha :P

Gikero says:

Why remove the hardware camera button? Basically a 520 with slight modifacations. One of the reasons I love WP. Dedicated button is always better.

Jay Viradiya says:

BreathTaking news for Nokia lovers..!! Finally rumors turned into reality. Nokia with jellybean? Tiles and themes of windows? Looks as if Nokia is about to hand-over a magic wand with supernatural powers to its consumers. Blessings of Goddes Google, Power Of Nokia, and Personality of Microsoft all together  in one device starting at ₹ 8599..!! Awesome exploration of news, Fantastic..!!

You can also visit on:

http://techwaq.com/nokia-first-android-phone-x-a110-is-ready-to-deployed...

vrramprasad says:

Nokia tries to switch its Asha series phones to android range of smartphones. But Nokia will only release its low end smartphones in Android range.

Its a good trail by Nokia-Microsoft.

For Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL Android smartphones specifications visit.

http://www.tracktec.in/2014/02/nokia-launches-nokia-x-nokia-x-and-nokia-...