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Nokia X press image leaks out: sorts out the name of Nokia’s first Android smartphone

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Nokia X press image leaks out: sorts out the name of Nokia’s first Android smartphone
The Nokia X has been leaking out extensively over the last few weeks, and the more we learned about it, the more we understood that Nokia’s first Android smartphone would be more of an Asha replacement, an affordable gadget, rather than a higher-end device that would compete with devices the ranks of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One.

Now, what looks like an official press image of the Nokia X has leaked out and it comes from the web’s leaker-in-chief @evleaks. It confirms that Nokia X will indeed be the official name of the handset that we were used to referring to as ‘Nokia Normandy’ (Normandy is said to be the internal codename for the device). You can clearly see that the Nokia X will indeed be a colorful device with green being at least one of its colors.

We have earlier seen leaked information about the Nokia X saying it’d come with a 4-inch screen and the run on Android masked with an interface that is a mixture of Asha and Windows Phone’s tiles. The rest is a bit controversial. Rumors diverge on some specs like the camera that could be either a 3- or a 5-megapixel one, as well as on the Android version (some say that it’d come with KitKat that seems logical, and others have suggested it’d run on the dated Android 4.1 Jelly Bean).

At least, now, it seems we’ve settled on the name. For all the rest, we’ll update you in just a few days - the Nokia X should finally get officially unveiled there.


source: @evleaks

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posted on 17 Feb 2014, 09:03 7

1. boomboom (Posts: 51; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)


High end nokiadroid phone will definately be a success.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 09:08 4

4. fouadqr (Posts: 234; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


Android success came from low end and mid range phones ..

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 09:18 8

8. nokia12 (Posts: 204; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)


this will kill all samsung low end phones !
R.i.p sammy low end

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 09:43 6

13. Nexus4lifes (Posts: 35; Member since: 13 Feb 2014)


I don't think so... Coz this would be released without Google playstore/apps... Android without G apps is like a ship which cannot float...

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 10:19 4

16. dratomic (Posts: 335; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


oh but there are people out there who dont apperciate g apps as you do. i rooted my phone just to get rid of g+, gmaps, and some other g apps. as long as there are third party app stores and side loading i have no worries

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 11:27 6

19. lyndon420 (Posts: 1642; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Yes...because that makes a lot of sense. The first thing I want to do is get myself an iPhone and then remove everything that is related to apple....sounds brilliant to me.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 12:19 2

21. dratomic (Posts: 335; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


i dont want or like most of google services and sammys bloatware (i dont buy subsided phones so no operator apps) because they have no use for me and also happen to like android do u have a better solution dude?!

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 09:39 8

11. Nexus4lifes (Posts: 35; Member since: 13 Feb 2014)


Let me correct you: Android success "STARTED" with low and mid range devices, however all Android OEM's flagships are highend Android's and they are hugely successful over the past 3 years. Kindly update your outdated knowledge...

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 10:20 2

17. fouadqr (Posts: 234; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


samsung is the only android manufacturer that it's high-end sell well ..every other are selling more android dumb phones than high end

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 13:15 7

23. Immolate (Posts: 249; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)


Android dumb phones? Wth? And you're saying the G2, HTC One and Moto X didn't sell well? They aren't doing Samsung numbers, but it takes time to catch up.

High end Androids are good sellers in the US and EU. China and the 3rd world are a lot more price conscious, and they also have a lot more to chose from in the budget category. But consider this: the phones that are value sellers in China are better than anything anywhere just a few years ago. It just doesn't make sense to spend several times the money for ten percent better performance in most places.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 15:11 1

25. iampayne (Posts: 104; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)


No those phones did not sell well. They didn't even match half the numbers Samsung was putting out. Im not saying they were flops or bad phones but they did not sell well and that is a fact. And as far as catching up, those manufacturers you mentioned have been losing market share for well over a year now.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 19:25 2

31. Whateverman (Posts: 3159; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Ahhh, actually they did sell well. Immolate is exactly right. Samsung is just putting up much beret numbers than the others. The problem with most of the other Android OEMs is they don't seem to know how to market or get the word out about their devices. LG is putting out some killer devices but you never see am LG commercial. It not Google or Android's fault these guys aren't succeeding, it's their own.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 19:11

29. joey_sfb (Posts: 1973; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Revenge of the WP fan boy. LOL!

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 16:29 2

27. Dastrix (Posts: 529; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


I guess that's why most of Android's OEMs are faring badly, except for Samsung. Realistically, most of these OEMs are on the brink of failure (read: HTC, and others) because of Samsung's total domination of the OS, which is why those OEMs (read: Sony, and others) are resorting to Windows Phone.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 19:14 1

30. joey_sfb (Posts: 1973; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Which are a dead end for wp phone as well because most people I know avoid wp because Microsoft is a brand that most of their customer loft.

I am quite surprise there wp fan at all. Well 4% is within accept range of error. LOL!

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 15:22

38. Dastrix (Posts: 529; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


Of course, trolling as always. You missed my point by the way.

1. Trolling makes you look stupid.
2. Read my previous post.
3. Read my previous post.

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 08:46

36. tokuzumi (Posts: 136; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)


The other manufacturers are resorting to WP? To date, HTC has nothing in the rumor mill. Nor does LG. OPPO, Huawai has nothing to be found. Motorola? Zippo. I think I've heard about something from Sony and Samsung. And this article is about Nokia, who is the WP market, is releasing an Android phone.

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 15:17

37. Dastrix (Posts: 529; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


Oh, they will resort to WP at that rate. Trust me! Add Lenovo as well! :)

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 09:05

2. rd_nest (Posts: 606; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


How is this different from magazine UX??

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 09:09 6

5. fouadqr (Posts: 234; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


How is magazine ux different from Metro / modern UI ??

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 16:34 1

28. Dastrix (Posts: 529; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


Magazine UX is a step down. This is a step above.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 09:06 3

3. andonia2 (Posts: 17; Member since: 26 Jul 2013)


Looks like the windows-android lovechild!

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 15:06 3

24. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 335; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)


It doesn't look half bad. But honestly, what android phone that's been skinned to the point of no return ever does well? None of them. (Cough HTC First cough)

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 09:14 2

6. alterecho (Posts: 975; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


Normandy was the point of insertion for the Allied forces against the Axis.
From there, they slowly regained territory, which was invaded by the Axis, and eventually liberated and freed Europe.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 09:43 4

12. ihavenoname (Posts: 966; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Allied forces (Android) free Europe (Nokia) from Axis (Microsoft). Place (device) is Normandy.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 09:54

14. alterecho (Posts: 975; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


Exactly.
I hadn't thought of the place, myself. +1

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 09:15

7. StraightEdgeNexus (limited) (Posts: 1010; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Another lame move by mr. Stephan flop

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 09:20 9

9. nokia12 (Posts: 204; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)


he has been fired from Nokia... this is the new beginning until the phoenix rises from its ashes (2016)

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 11:00 2

18. Liveitup (Posts: 373; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Stephen Elop is currently the Executive Vice President, Devices & Services at Nokia he stepped down from being CEO when Microsoft bought Nokia Devices and Services division.

He will move to Microsoft and become the Vice President of Microsoft's Devices & Services business unit overlooking devices like Surface, Xbox, Lumia Windows Phone etc once the deal is completed.

This device is a niche device most likely under current CEO Risto Siilasmaa guidance. Lumias are the future in my opinion and right so, not a WP/Android looking device.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 09:36

10. pookiewood (Posts: 527; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


What does Elop have to do with this?

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 21:11 1

34. corporateJP (Posts: 1289; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


He is a world-class jibron?

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 10:17

15. SuperMaoriBro (Posts: 188; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


Lol. Pic #5 says it is powered by a 1ghz dual 'people' processor

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 11:30

20. lyndon420 (Posts: 1642; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Hey yeah...it does. Maybe they were referring to the number of people they were expecting to buy this thing lol.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 21:14 1

35. Kaiser2007 (Posts: 132; Member since: 16 Nov 2013)


Lazy writing. The author just did the cut and paste without any thinking. Even the title in the pictures looks funny.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 12:57 2

22. freebee269 (Posts: 497; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)


I'm not hoping this fails. But I just don't think this is going to do well. If i want windows phone look then I'd get one. If I want android open source then I'd get 1. I wouldn't buy this low budget hybrid. But we'll see how well it does.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 19:30 2

32. Whateverman (Posts: 3159; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Yeah, it makes no sense to remove everything Google and make it look like a WP device. What is the purpose of using Android add the OS?

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 15:58 2

26. -box- (Posts: 3566; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


I'd rather have a 525 or 625 than an X.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 19:43 1

33. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5648; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


DEAR NOKIS please make your next phone with PUREVIEW 41MP camera and I will never buy any other Android phone except yours if u do

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