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Nokia XL hands-on: a bigger take on Android from Nokia

0. phoneArena 24 Feb 2014, 05:23 posted on

Nokia is just spot on when it comes to designing a smartphone, which manifests again with the Nokia XL. You could argue that it borrows heavily from its Lumia line, a fitting gesture to say the least considering that Nokia’s handset have a distinctive look to them. As for the Nokia XL, it’s not...

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posted on 24 Feb 2014, 05:30

1. noim1 (Posts: 297; Member since: 15 May 2012)


why is he playing with PicsArt ???? ha ha ha ha !!!

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 08:16 2

16. akki20892 (Posts: 3434; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


I'm looking at Sold Numbers Guys...........100 million and up.........(o) (o)

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 09:17 3

18. sgodsell (Posts: 1210; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Microsoft and Nokia are only using the Android name to get their sales and revenue up, because WP clearly can't do that for them. Just look at the past quarter will tell you WP sales are terrible. Microsoft is riding Google's coat tails, because Android was expected to sell around a billion phones this year alone. This was projected even before Microsoft and Nokia released these 3 forked older versions of Android handsets. Microsoft was telling everyone how terrible Google and Android is, but yet here they are going to use it to make sales and generate revenue for them.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 18:31 1

24. Bernoulli (Posts: 1443; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


is it really android? I mean it says it is, but why no google store support? that's just weird to me

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 05:37

2. Aplusk (Posts: 98; Member since: 10 Nov 2013)


anyone wanna know which popular apps are there on yandex store, then install yandex.apk on your android device and open it.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 05:38 1

3. papss (unregistered)


Nice move m$/nokia.. Gateway phone for them

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 05:42

4. Rajanvir (Posts: 21; Member since: 11 Dec 2013)


is it running on a sailfish or android

whatever it is I LIKE IT

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 06:04

5. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


i wonder what version of version those phones are shipping with, nobody seems to mention it

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 06:53

8. papss (unregistered)


Its 4.1

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 07:02 1

9. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


i suppose it will forever be stuck with it for the lifetime

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 09:26 1

19. Jason78 (Posts: 65; Member since: 10 Apr 2013)


Yes. This is not standard android, it is Nokia's forked version of android. In fact Nokia doesn't even call the OS android, they call it "Nokia X Software Platform".

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 06:18 4

6. andro. (Posts: 1945; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Currently using a Lumia 1020 for work and its a great phone aside from the live tiles,which i'v heavily modified beyond recognition to make them look somewhat attractive. The Tile appearance on these Nokia android aren't actually too bad from the off. At this price range the Xl will have some buys indeed.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 06:25

7. Aplusk (Posts: 98; Member since: 10 Nov 2013)


Does the dialpad has native video calling option like symian phones or have to wait for sometime ?

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 07:04

10. aksa123 (Posts: 200; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)


Android and windows phone just don't mix, brother !!!
They're 2 different species !

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 08:10

15. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


It is a Windows style phone with an Android OS - anything goes with Android - they even have one that dual boots either OS...

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 07:12 3

11. picka_vi_materina (Posts: 163; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


This is at core an Android OS, but UI is mostly from N9's MeeGo and some Windows Phone. Dialer is pure N9, locksreen is pure N9, notification center is pure N9, homescreen swiping is pure N9. Freaking Elop killing MeeGo and the N9. Lumia 1020 and 1520 were supposed to run MeeGo.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 07:25 1

12. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 633; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Im excited to see Nokia adopt Android.. Although no play store..
It is good for people who dont care which OS they are using, unless it works fine like a phone & messaging device (whatsapp etc). Little facebook, Twitter, Gmail etc...
It is ideal for people who want to spend not more than $140-150 (like uncle, papa, mummy, GF/spouse etc).
I think I'll get one for my parents...

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 07:49 1

13. DigitalJedi_X2 (banned) (Posts: 346; Member since: 30 Jan 2012)


I'll be totally surprised if M$ doesn't kill of the X brand as soon as the purchase is complete.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 08:09 1

14. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Wow, well, it is a start - I do not expect Nokia to make a high end Android phone as it would just hurt the sales of its Windows phones...matter of fact, if Nokia was smart (and most corporations are not), they should make only high end/high quality phones with the Windows OS, and leave the mid range to low end stuff for their Nokia Android line...

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 08:45 2

17. dritani (Posts: 13; Member since: 14 Oct 2013)


This one looks quite nice...I think it will be a success in emerging countries.Well done Nokia again, a mix of Windows and Android platforms, while always continuing to be yourself: that's something that only NOKIA can do. Love you, forever!

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 09:43

20. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


You better have yourself checked...having love for a corporation is a danger to one's self...

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 10:01

21. corporateJP (Posts: 1555; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


I must have one...

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 10:25

22. Avenger337 (Posts: 59; Member since: 14 Apr 2013)


Xl This model is a android phone with quotation marks, nothing ineresante and is limited with respect to a real android phone. I feel a bit disappointed but I'll watch the day when Nokia android laze one really.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 18:30 1

23. Bernoulli (Posts: 1443; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


it would be ideal if T-Mobile and mvno's were to carry it.

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 16:54

25. piko1 (Posts: 7; Member since: 25 Feb 2014)


Nokia XL is the good old geekish N9 re-born i run an Nokia E5 (u know the better e72) for 2 years now and i need to change it (i prefer e5 form factor but Nokia wont give us E6 successor any time soon ) so i will get this one instead i prefer the MeeGo UI but we will see it will be fun to play platform

posted on 09 Apr 2014, 20:40

27. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1080; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


I think the Nokia XL modified a little is the Only Nokia X phones that will sell very well in the USA but to make it a strong seller in the USA Microsoft has to put The API's and oher software that will enable it to access and use Google play apps and google services. of course the Microsoft XL smart phones warrantees would be voided if the XL's user changes the UI and removes certain system UI tiles. most people wont change the UI if they could get and use Google services nd google play store apps. I don't think I is bad to have a smart phones with MS and nokia services and apps plus Google services and apps because PC's have that and it's Ok on aPC why not a MS XL smart phone.

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