Liveblog: Nokia to announce its first ever Android phone
Live event tracker
|02:07||We'll be heading into the hands-on area to explore the new Nokia phones, stay tuned for more at PhoneArena.com|
|02:07||And that's a wrap, folks!|
|02:06||Speaking about the Nokia Microsoft partnership "Time to go forward to reimagine what's possible."|
|02:06||Nokia 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||"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|
|02:03||Nokia X family serves growth markets, it will be priced below Lumias|
|02:02||"Lumia will continue to be our primary smartphone strategy."|
|02:02||Nokia X will be available immediately for 89 euro. Nokia X+ coming later for 99 euros, XL for 109 euros|
|02:01||10GB of free OneDrive storage too|
|02:01||Skype with 1 month unlimited subscription for those who buy the new Nokia X|
|01:59||Here Maps are on the Nokia X series|
|01:59||Plants vs Zombies on the Nokia XL|
|01:57||Nokia XL: 5" WVGA display, 2MP front camera|
|01:57||Nokia XL is here!|
|01:56||If an app isn't there, but on other third-party app store (not Google Play), there will be a link in the Nokia Store|
|01:55||The new Nokia Store is already up|
|01:53||And there's the Fastlane|
|01:52||Lumia-like Tiles that you can resize, just like Live Tiles in Windows Phone|
|01:51||Fastlane screen, time for an interface demo|
|01:51||Neal Bradley up on stage to demo the Nokia X|
|01:49||And Yandex store... but no Google Play!|
|01:49||People 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||Nokia X and X+ are built on the Android Open Source Project (AOSP)|
|01:47||Fluid navigation and new interface|
|01:47||"Generous 4-inch touchscreen"|
|01:47||Nokia monobody design|
|01:46||Nokia X and Nokia X Plus are here!|
|01:45||New Family of smartphones! Here comes the Nokia X|
|01:45||"The market for affordable smartphones will grow 4 times faster than for regular smartphones"|
|01:45||MixRadio is like Spotify... now for feature phones. Neat!|
|01:44||Free MixRadio for Ashas with Wi-Fi, a lot of cheering in the crowd|
|01:44||It will include Microsoft OneDrive to store photos and videos straight to the cloud|
|01:43||The second full update for the Asha platform is coming|
|01:43||Comes with the new Asha motion application to make colorful designs for wallpapers|
|01:42||Nokia 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..."|
|01:40||Switching over to Asha...|
6. Johnnokia (Posts: 561; 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??
8. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 397; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)
If they released the 1020 with stock Android, I'd be on that so fast.
10. SleepingOz (unregistered)
MS is the reason why apparently. But wait, there're still hope.
17. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; 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.
19. Johnnokia (Posts: 561; Member since: 27 May 2012)
I always enjoy reading your comments..
Thank you for having reasonable unbaised view all the time.
21. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; 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!
27. Arthurhkt (Posts: 125; 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 :)
24. bgabriel (Posts: 3; Member since: 20 Feb 2014)
check this conversations.nokia.com/2014/02/18/mwc-2014-conversations-live-webcast/ :)
2. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2010; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)
Damn,,, I wanna see this, but I gotta be up @4:30 for work ;(
35. rihel_95 (Posts: 240; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)
Waiting for someone to release Here Maps apk, so that everyone can sideload it!
3. SleepingOz (unregistered)
Any chance they announce their Android based high end smartphone today?
22. ihavenoname (Posts: 1521; 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.
37. lalalaman (Posts: 387; 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
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
7. Bernoulli (Posts: 1585; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
I have a physical chemistry test at 9 am, but Nokia unveiling an android mobile not a chance!
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.
11. SleepingOz (unregistered)
It's just a phone, you know. Focus on your studies first. You can always watch the events later.
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.
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.
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!
14. tomtk1997 (Posts: 4; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)
We are waiting NOKIA
teach that koreans some android lessons!!!!!!!!!!!
16. Kyokado (Posts: 115; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)
And gimme some finnish awesomeness. Change is coming.
18. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; 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!
28. Moodi (Posts: 38; Member since: 11 May 2013)
livestream is on MWC 2014 App on Lumia devices
32. leondarsh (Posts: 19; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)
Finally Nokia X is here. I'll give it a try for sure...
34. RapidCat (Posts: 351; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)
nokia X, X+ or XL is not a threat to samsung
38. Arthurhkt (Posts: 125; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)
It's not about a threat or what, is about choice
40. corporateJP (Posts: 1827; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)
At the price point it will be at, it will be.
Samsung low-ends are junk.
39. GeekMovement (Posts: 1521; 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.