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Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL: Android on Nokia is official!

We didn’t bet on an Android Nokia from Finnish manufacturer who are closely tied in with Microsoft. But the company's ideas on furthering their products and entering the Android open source platform has become a reality. Indeed, the MWC 2014 was the perfect excuse for them to break lose three new devices, the Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL.

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Nokia X and Nokia X+

These two dual SIM smartphones may slightly differ, but both include rather low-end specifications. Did we finally see Nokia bring Android to their phones? Yes, but not like we expected and it seems that Nokia might be taking baby steps in incorporating our beloved OS or maybe they just have a very small appetite. What you get from Android is a modified version of Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, Android apps, complemented by Microsoft's own services, however, all this without Google services.

Both Nokia and Nokia X + X have the same dimensions (115.5 x 10.4 x 63 mm ), and weigh 128.66 grams a piece. They both pack 4-inch IPS LCD displays with a WVGA resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. Inside, you’ll find dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon (1 GHz) processors with 512 MB RAM (the Nokia X + has 768 MB RAM).

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The Andoid Nokia Interface. © Nokia

Nokia XL

The larger 5-inch device is quite close to its siblings on the technical level: same resolution, same IPS LCD screen technology, same processor and RAM as the Nokia X +, and the list goes on.

This smartphone includes a microSD slot to expand the 4GB of internal memory, and pacs a slightly improved battery of 2000 mAh. It also differs in that the rear camera triggers with 5MP with Autofocus and LED flash, while the front has 2MP.

Tech Specs

  Nokia X Nokia X+ Nokia XL
Display 4-inch, 800 × 480 4-inch, 800 × 480 

5-inch, 800 × 480 pixels

Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 8225 dual-core, 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 8225, dual-core,1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 8225, dual-core, 1 GHz
RAM 512 MB 768 MB 768 MB
Internal storage 4 GB  4 GB + micro SD 4 GB + microSD
Camera 3 MP 3 MP 5 MP (back), 2 MP (front)
Battery 1500 mAh 1500 mAh 2000 mAh
Dimensions 115.5 x 10.4 x 63 mm 115.5 x 10.4 x 63 mm 141.3 x 10.8 x 77.7 mm
Weight 128.66 grams 128.66 grams 190 grams
OS Based on Android 4.1.2 without Google services / Nokia X Software Platform Based on Android 4.1.2 without Google services /Nokia X Software Platform Based on Android 4.1.2 without Google services / Nokia X Software Platform
Network 3G 3G 3G
Price and market start 89 Euros, starts today 99 Euros, Q2 109 Euros

These devices will arrive first to Asia-Pacific, Europe, India, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. Buying one of thes new Nokia smartphones will get you a month of Skype's Unlimited World Subscription for a limited time.

In the video, the Nokia rep explains how Android has become a part of the Nokia line, have a look for yourself.


Would you get a Nokia phone with a twist of Android?


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