Nokia X

Nokia XL hands-on from MWC 2014

As the rumors were suggesting, Nokia announced an Android handset here at Mobile World Congress. Based on those rumors we were expecting to see the Nokia X, but it seems they had a bit of a surprise for everyone. Nokia also unveiled the Nokia XL, which as the name would suggest, is the bigger version of the Nokia X.

Nokia announces DVLUP Developer program for porting Android apps

With the Nokia X, many thought it to be a huge error not to include Google Play Services with the Android device. A lack of Play Store apps and media could be a big problem, as it leaves much to be desired. Nokia has a different play, with a new development platform that promises Developers can simply bring their current Android apps straight over -- without code changes.

Hands on with the Nokia X

We've been spoilt with Android phones over the past eighteen months, but that hasn't stopped us from wanting more options. Nokia's decision to go with Windows Phone rather than Android prompted no small amount of argument, and while Lumia has shown promise, there's still a vocal cohort which would far rather have seen Google's software running on Finnish hardware. Ironically, while Nokia has indeed adopted Android for the new Nokia X, you probably won't see it: as we found when we went hands-on with the smartphone, Nokia has done its best to hide exactly what you'd find if you dug down where X marks the spot.
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