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Liveblog: Nokia to announce its first ever Android phone

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Liveblog: Nokia to announce its first ever Android phone
Hola amigos! It's time for us to attend Nokia's MWC 2014 event, and it's time for you to experience what the manufacturer has prepared for us. Word on the streets is that we're finally going to see that Android smartphone from Nokia, but as you know - it's not going to be anything typical. Instead, Nokia is said to have havily customized Android, in order to make it suitable for powering its low-end line of handsets.

Of course, Nokia X, as they call the company's mythic Android phone, may not be the only thing we'll be shown. Who knows, there might even be a new Lumia and a bunch of dumbphones, but all in all - yeah, we're most excited about the X, or Normandy, or whatever it is.

So make sure to come back to this page at 2:30 AM ET | 1:30 AM CT | 12:30 AM MT | 11:30 PM (Dec 23) PT | 7:30 AM GMT | 8:30 AM CET, if you want to become part of Nokia's unveiling. This is our liveblog article, and we'll be keeping tabs on whatever happens at that even in a timely manner.

Live event tracker

02:07We'll be heading into the hands-on area to explore the new Nokia phones, stay tuned for more at PhoneArena.com
02:07And that's a wrap, folks!
02:07
02:06Speaking about the Nokia Microsoft partnership "Time to go forward to reimagine what's possible."
02:06Nokia 220 feature phones, then Ashas, then affordable Nokia X smartphone, primary smartphone strategy - Lumia
02:05"Four distinct tiers of products for Nokias"
02:05
02:05"We'll win with a unique user experience."
02:04"Nokia X gives people a gateway to Microsoft." In case you were wondering.
02:03"You should expect Lumia devices at lower and lower price points," says Elop
02:03Nokia X family serves growth markets, it will be priced below Lumias
02:02"Lumia will continue to be our primary smartphone strategy."
02:02Nokia X will be available immediately for 89 euro. Nokia X+ coming later for 99 euros, XL for 109 euros
02:0110GB of free OneDrive storage too
02:01Skype with 1 month unlimited subscription for those who buy the new Nokia X
01:59Here Maps are on the Nokia X series
01:59
01:59Plants vs Zombies on the Nokia XL
01:57Nokia XL: 5" WVGA display, 2MP front camera
01:57Nokia XL is here!
01:56If an app isn't there, but on other third-party app store (not Google Play), there will be a link in the Nokia Store
01:55The new Nokia Store is already up
01:54
01:53And there's the Fastlane
01:52Lumia-like Tiles that you can resize, just like Live Tiles in Windows Phone
01:51Fastlane screen, time for an interface demo
01:51Neal Bradley up on stage to demo the Nokia X
01:50
01:49And Yandex store... but no Google Play!
01:49People can access free applications from the Nokia store, a curated store
01:48"Nokia X takes people to Microsoft's cloud, NOT Google's cloud"
01:48
01:48Nokia X and X+ are built on the Android Open Source Project (AOSP)
01:47Fluid navigation and new interface
01:47"Generous 4-inch touchscreen"
01:47Nokia monobody design
01:46Nokia X and Nokia X Plus are here!
01:46
01:45New Family of smartphones! Here comes the Nokia X
01:45"The market for affordable smartphones will grow 4 times faster than for regular smartphones"
01:45MixRadio is like Spotify... now for feature phones. Neat!
01:44Free MixRadio for Ashas with Wi-Fi, a lot of cheering in the crowd
01:44It will include Microsoft OneDrive to store photos and videos straight to the cloud
01:43The second full update for the Asha platform is coming
01:43Comes with the new Asha motion application to make colorful designs for wallpapers
01:42Full touch
01:42Nokia Asha 230 is here - for just 45 euro
01:41"Today, I'm very pleased to be introducing an even more affordable member of the Asha family..."
01:41
01:40Switching over to Asha...

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posted on 23 Feb 2014, 23:48

1. jael206 (Posts: 128; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


Any livestream?

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 00:01 8

6. Johnnokia (Posts: 525; Member since: 27 May 2012)


I wish it would high end PureView Android. This would have make a big bang in Barcelona and no one would care about Samsung, Sony, BlackBerry ... etc.

Nokia knows very well that billions love it and would buy like crazies any high end Android phone from it, BUT THEY DONT.

WHY NOKIA WHY??

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 00:02 4

8. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 386; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)


If they released the 1020 with stock Android, I'd be on that so fast.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 00:12 2

10. SleepingOz (unregistered)


MS is the reason why apparently. But wait, there're still hope.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 00:36 4

17. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5577; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Remember Nokia said before that they will bring more Android phones including a high end one after the Nokia X? So, don't lose your hopes, Nokia is still in the business.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 00:40 3

19. Johnnokia (Posts: 525; Member since: 27 May 2012)


xperiaDROID,

I always enjoy reading your comments..

Thank you for having reasonable unbaised view all the time.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 00:50 3

21. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5577; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Well, I felt quite warm and happy when I read this comment from you because no one in PA ever said that to me before, I've been called a "troll" many times by many people in here.

But anyway, I'm very happy to see you said that to me. Thanks John!

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 01:21

27. Arthurhkt (Posts: 102; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


Well, i definitely agree with Johnnokia, not trying to be hater here.... But i found out most of the PhoneArena user are either hardcore fan of certain Operating System, or either certain brand, not many of them are like you who are unbiased with every brand, keep it up bro :)

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 01:34

31. leondarsh (Posts: 19; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)


Very true...

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 00:57

24. bgabriel (Posts: 3; Member since: 20 Feb 2014)


check this conversations.nokia.com/2014/02/18/mwc-2014-conver​sations-live-webcast/ :)

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 23:48 1

2. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1949; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Damn,,, I wanna see this, but I gotta be up @4:30 for work ;(

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 02:00

35. rihel_95 (Posts: 220; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)


Waiting for someone to release Here Maps apk, so that everyone can sideload it!

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 23:50 1

3. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Any chance they announce their Android based high end smartphone today?

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 00:55 1

22. ihavenoname (Posts: 1441; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Unfortunately, no. First, there will be low-end one, and there might be high-end one later. I'm not sure though, because M$ can see it as a threat to WP (which it is), so they might kill it.

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 23:50

4. lucid.brat (Posts: 98; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


Oh man i'm really excited

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 02:06 2

37. lalalaman (Posts: 367; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


They just nailed it with low end android devices at such low price....other oem don't have a chance in low end now:D:D:D

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 23:55 2

5. miguelmeza14 (Posts: 55; Member since: 20 Apr 2013)


Nah, I'll leave my AP Chemistry homework for later. I can't miss this by any freaking chance :D

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 00:02 1

7. Bernoulli (Posts: 1451; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


I have a physical chemistry test at 9 am, but Nokia unveiling an android mobile not a chance!

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 00:07

9. miguelmeza14 (Posts: 55; Member since: 20 Apr 2013)


Yeah, I have all kinds of tests tomorrow, but Nokia unveiling an android phone is well worth it. I was thinking of missing school tomorrow because of the GS5 announcement but I just can't afford to miss so many tests.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 00:16 8

11. SleepingOz (unregistered)


It's just a phone, you know. Focus on your studies first. You can always watch the events later.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 00:28 1

15. miguelmeza14 (Posts: 55; Member since: 20 Apr 2013)


Yeah, I know, I still have plenty of time to finish homework. By the time the event starts, I think I'll be done with it. Thanks for the advice.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 00:24 1

12. biagnosis (Posts: 18; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


luckily it's daytime here. currently here at the office and waits. Just Bring It, Nokia.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 00:27

13. tomtk1997 (Posts: 4; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


I dont think nokia should make an android phone
but I am pretty sure thet if they make one it will a amazing one

Bring it on...................NOKIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 00:28 1

14. tomtk1997 (Posts: 4; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


We are waiting NOKIA
teach that koreans some android lessons!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 00:36 1

16. Kyokado (Posts: 115; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


And gimme some finnish awesomeness. Change is coming.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 00:39 1

18. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5577; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Hell yea, Nokia! Show us your first Android phone, show us what you can do. Even if it's a low end, show us how affordable it is. Bring it on!

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 00:41 1

20. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3556; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Ohhhh lord... Lol!

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 00:55 1

23. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2956; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


I have to be at school...

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 01:03

25. Kishin (Posts: 617; Member since: 30 May 2013)


Me 2, I live in Washington State..

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 01:04 1

26. Alex123 (Posts: 226; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


Feel so excited!!!
my dream comes true

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 01:25 1

28. Moodi (Posts: 38; Member since: 11 May 2013)


livestream is on MWC 2014 App on Lumia devices

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 01:26

29. tomtk1997 (Posts: 4; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


less than 5 mins to go

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 01:26

30. tomtk1997 (Posts: 4; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


less than 3 min to go

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 01:51 1

32. leondarsh (Posts: 19; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)


Finally Nokia X is here. I'll give it a try for sure...

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 01:58 1

33. fendetto (Posts: 10; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)


wow great device.. jood job nokia

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 01:58

34. RapidCat (Posts: 351; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


nokia X, X+ or XL is not a threat to samsung

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 02:06

38. Arthurhkt (Posts: 102; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


It's not about a threat or what, is about choice

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 08:44

40. corporateJP (Posts: 1570; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


At the price point it will be at, it will be.

Samsung low-ends are junk.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 02:04 1

36. jexxx (Posts: 48; Member since: 23 Feb 2014)


No google play store? I'll pass.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 03:07

39. GeekMovement (Posts: 1505; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


Not really impressed or excited with the X or XL... it just doesn't seem like an Android device to me without all the Google features.

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