Nokia X Launching in India

Nokia X launched in India

Everyone has been waiting for long to see Nokia launch Android based mobile phone. Finally our wait is over. As part of the Open Source project Nokia developed three phones Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL running on Android. Nokia X is the first mobile to get launched in the X series. The mobile was launched at Mobile Congress held in Barcelona in the last month. The mobile will be available in stores from March 15 onward and is priced at Rs.8500/- (inclusive of all taxes) in India.

Nokia X Launching in India

Nokia X can be reviewed on Mobile Store website and Mactechblog.com. The booking is yet to start but both websites have earlier displayed booking date to start from 15 March. Later, both the websites removed the booking date. But it is expected that the date will not change. The mobile is priced at Rs.8500/-. According to sources Nokia will officially announce the launch date on 10th March.

Nokia X first to come in the X series of mobiles was unveiled at Mobile world Congress held in Barcelona. The mobile runs on open source android platform. This version of Android does not require permission from Google. It can be modified by any developer. But you cannot use Google Services like youtube, gmail, maps, playstore etc. Nokia developed its own services so that customers get the full android experience.

Nokia X specifications:

  • Network – Supports 2G and 3G mode
  • Option to opt for dual SIM or single SIM
  • Display - 4.0 inches (~233 ppi pixel density)
  • Memory – 4GB internal storage (expandable upto 32 GB)
  • RAM – 512MB
  • Camera – 3.15 MP with features like panorama, face detection
  • No secondary camera
  • OS – Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • Processor – 1GHz dual core cortex A-5
  • GPU – Adreno 203
  • Battery – 1500mAh
  • Sensors – Accelerometer, Proximity
  • Price – Rs.8500/- approximately
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Nokia X series phones are seen as desperate measures by Nokia to save the brand. After 10 years of dominance in the Indian Market, Nokia lost its appeal as a leading mobile brand. Nokia was thrown out of the equation by the arrival of Android. Nokia tried to compete with its Windows phone but couldn’t attract as many customers. As a desperate measure Nokia decided to run Android on its phone even after Microsoft bought Nokia. Microsoft and Google’s rivalry is world know. Nokia X is seen as an attempt by
Nokia to regain its degrading status. Will this phone emerge as Nokia’s savior or will be just another fallen warrior? Only time can answer this question.
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Nokia XL Android Phone Specification Review Features

Nokia XL Specification | Review | Features


Nokia XL is third mobile in the Nokia’s X series of Android Smartphone. Recently at the Mobile World Congress 2014 held in Barcelona Nokia launched its first ever crypto investments Android phone Nokia X, followed by Nokia XL on the next Monday. Nokia XL is the high end version of Nokia X and X+. You will have to wait to get your hands on Nokia XL. It is due to hit the market in April 2014.

Nokia XL

Now talking about the phone, it has got decent features with 5 inch display and 768MB RAM giving competition to other phones in the market. You can enjoy good gaming experience with larger display and free games offered by Nokia. As talked in the earlier post on Nokia X+, Nokia XL also has open source Android. In fact, all the phones in X series don’t have Google apps.


Nokia XL is developed under Android Open Source Project which is a free version of Android OS that does not require any permission from Google. This makes users free to download copy of Android and add their own features in the OS. But on the other side, they can’t provide services that require Google’s permission like Youtube, Google Play Store, Gmail. Nokia has replaced them with their own set of services like “Here Maps” replaces “Google Maps” and “Microsoft cloud” replacing Google cloud. Apps can be downloaded from Nokia’s version of the Google Play Store. So, basically every service is been developed.

Read More: Nokia X+ Android Phone Features, Specification, review

Nokia XL Specification

  • Network – Supports 2G and 3G mode
  • Option to opt for dual SIM or single SIM
  • Display - 5.0 inches (~187 ppi pixel density)
  • Memory – 4GB internal storage (expandable upto 32 GB)
  • RAM – 768MB
  • Camera – 5 MP with features like panorama, face detection
  • Secondary Camera – 2MP
  • OS – Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • Processor – 1GHz dual core cortex A-5
  • GPU – Adreno 203
  • Battery – 2000mAh
  • Other features - WiFi, Bluetooth
  • Sensors – Accelerometer, Proximity
Nokia XL will cost you “109 Euros”. In India it is expected to be priced somewhere in the range of Rs.12,000/- to Rs13,000/-. For those Android users who love Google product and services, you don’t have to worry about missing google services on your phone. Nokia promises to offer its own replacement of the services developed by Microsoft. I am waiting to get my hands on Nokia XL. I bet you too.
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Nokia X+ Android Phone Specification Review Features

Nokia X+ Specification | Review | Features

Nokia X+ Android

Nokia X+ is second entry in the Nokia’s X series of Android Smartphone. Nokia launched its first ever android phone at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona followed by Nokia X plus on Monday. Nokia X+ is the upgraded version of Nokia X. You will have to wait to get your hands on Nokia X+. It is expected to hit the market in April 2014.

Let’s talk about the phone, it has got decent features. Most of the features are same as Nokia X except the RAM. Good news for game enthusiast, it packs 256MB more RAM. You can enjoy good gaming experience with larger Ram and dual core processor. As talked in the earlier post on Nokia X the twist continues with Nokia X+. Infact all the phones in X series don’t have Google apps.

Nokia developed the 3 X series Android phones under their Android Open Source Project. It is the 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. Apps can be downloaded from Nokia’s version of the Google Play Store. So basically every service is taken care of by Nokia. There is no need to worry for users.

Nokia X+ Specification

  • Network – Supports 2G and 3G mode
  • Option to opt for dual SIM or single SIM
  • Display - 4.0 inches (~233 ppi pixel density)
  • Memory – 4GB internal storage (expandable upto 32 GB)
  • RAM – 768MB
  • Camera – 3.15 MP with features like panorama, face detection
  • No secondary camera
  • OS – Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • Processor – 1GHz dual core cortex A-5
  • GPU – Adreno 203
  • Battery – 1500mAh
  • Other features - WiFi, Bluetooth
  • Sensors – Accelerometer, Proximity
Nokia X+ will cost you more than X being priced at “99 Euros”. In India it is expected to be priced in the range of Rs.10,000/- to Rs11,000/-. For the first time Android users it is good buy. You don’t have to worry about missing google services on your phone. Nokia promises to offer its own replacement of the services developed by Microsoft. I am waiting to get my hands on Nokia X+. I bet you too.
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Nokia Android Phones| Nokia X Series of Android

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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