Nokia Android Phones

Finally, Nokia has decided to launch its Android based smartphones in market. Nokia was recently taken over by Microsoft. Keeping aside their rivalry Microsoft joined hands with Google to run Android on its phones.
Nokia Android

Why the Collaboration?


After the launch of Android everyone expected to see it running on Nokia. But Nokia had other plans it went with Microsoft’s Windows operating system. Soon Nokia saw considerable loss in sales and once kingpin in the mobile market was nowhere to see in the game. Nokia tried hard to clam its position by launching Windows OS for phone. But the fact that it was just the gimmick of the Windows 8 OS for computer. It received mixed response around the world. Also other companies making their smartphones cheaper and cheaper everyday Nokia lost its most of the market share.

Microsoft acquired Nokia for $7.7 billion. In a much desperate attempt to keep the company alive, Microsoft kept all their rivalry aside and decided to join Android brand of their arch nemesis Google. Android smartphones occupy about 90% of the market shares in emerging countries. Company is trying to cash some profit for itself.

Nokia’s Android Phones


Nokia revealed their first Android based phone “Nokia X” at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona followed by other two on Monday. The Nokia X is priced at 81 euro (Rs.7600). Samsung also launched its Galaxy Gear 2 smartwatch running on new OS called Tizan. Speculations have already started that was it too late for Nokia to join the party. Maybe this year we will see mobiles running on Tizan OS.

Nokia developed the 3 X series Android phones under their Android Open Source Project. They are name as “Nokia X”, “Nokia X+” and “Nokia XL”. Nokia X will be made available to customers soon while other two can be purchase later in April priced at 99 and 109 Euros.

Specifications:


1. Nokia X Specifications:

Nokia X has 4 inch IPS display with 233 ppi. It has 512 MB RAM and 4GB internal memory. A 3MP primary camera. It houses 1GHz dual core processor to give user fast experience. It runs on Android 4.1 Jellybean. It supports 2G and 3G mode, WiFi, Bluetooth, dual SIM and other standard features.

2. Nokia X+ Specifications:

Nokia X+ is an advance version of Nokia X. Nokia X+ has 4 inch IPS display with 233 ppi. It has 768 MB RAM and 4GB internal memory. A 3.15MP primary camera. It houses 1GHz dual core processor to give user fast experience. It runs on Android 4.1.2 Jellybean. It supports 2G and 3G mode, WiFi, Bluetooth, Optional dual SIM and battery of 1500mAh rating.

3. Nokia XL Specifications:

Nokia XL is costlier of them so it has upgraded features. Nokia XL has 5 inch IPS display with 187 ppi. It has 768 MB RAM and 4GB internal memory. A 5MP primary camera and 2MP secondary Camera. It houses 1GHz dual core processor to give user fast experience. It runs on Android 4.1.2 Jellybean. It supports 2G and 3G mode, WiFi, Bluetooth, Optional dual SIM and battery of 2000mAh rating.

Microsoft has used free version of Android OS that does not require any permission from Google. But they can’t provide services that require Google’s permission like Youtube, Google Play Store, Gmail.  Nokia has replaced these services with their own like Here Maps replaces Google Maps and Microsoft cloud replacing Google cloud. This is the major letdown when considering the popularity of Google services. Time alone will only tell if people will like the new Android phones launched by Nokia or is it already too late. 

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