Recently, Nokia announced to launch android based Smartphone-Nokia X from X series and finally the handset is unveiled today and available online for sale at Rs 7,799. The company has planned to launch all three handsets before mid 2014 in which Nokia X is available now in the market. The company has indicated to bring Nokia X+ and Nokia XL from X family in next 2 months.
The device is not pure android phone, Nokia has taken some elements from Android and other elements from Asha and Window phone to offer different experience.
It can be said a loose point that Users can’t directly access Google play store for using apps. However, the device will run Android applications, but Nokia will organize all apps on its store which is based on the Android Open Source Project.
Nokia X comes with 4 inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display with 480 x 800 pixels resolution. The phone is powered by 1 GHz Dual-core Cortex-A5 Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with 512 RAM.
The entry level phone Nokia X is packed with 3.15 Megapixel rear camera which is capable to record 480p videos at 30fps. There is no secondary camera for video calling service. The Smartphone has 4 GB internal memory, which is expandable up to 32 GB through a microSD card.
Nokia has equipped this Android platform based phone with all connectivity options including 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, MicroUSB 2.0 and GPS. The Finnish company has given 1500mAh Li-Ion battery that can deliver talk time up to 13 hours and stand by time up to 408 hours.
Nokia has offered many Google services with this phone, which comes with Android phones. The device will put Microsoft services such as Bing search, Skype communication and One Drive.
All About Nokia X OS
The operating system is called the Nokia X. It was developed on the basis of Android 4.1.2 SDK from the AOSP (Android Open Source Project, Project Android open-source). The user interface is different from the familiar to Android. Access to the app store Google Play absent.
Despite the lack of Google Play, Nokia X supports Android-Apps. Nokia says that the majority of Android-applications can be published in Nokia Store without modification. If it needs to be brought into line with the platform, then -on the assurances of the company -Nokia X analytical tool scan reduce the time to be spent on porting applications. The fact that this tool is able to determine what changes should be made to the application.
Nokia X will provide the ability to the developers to bring their applications to a new audience: its subscribers are 160 operators in more than 60 markets of the world. The idea is that the phones are Nokia X entry-level devices and focused primarily on those users who do not have a smartphone before. The application developers have a chance to offer their programs for those users who do not have favorite applications.
Seeing all specifications and price, we can say it an affordable handset. Some third party apps comes pre-installed with Nokia X including BBM, Plants vs Zombies 2, Vine, Viber and Twiter.
Jussi Nevanlinna, Nokia’s vice president said that the Finnish Company is locating the Nokia X as a bridge to high-end Windows Smartphones under the Lumia brand.
Some believe that the Nokia X -the last thing that makes a Finnish corporation as an independent company. But this view is not universal. As Stephen Elop himself and his team go at Microsoft, it would be illogical to create a platform, the development of which will be almost immediately discontinued.