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Nokia's Developer Team apparently happy to see Nokia X hacked to run Google apps

Nokia's Developer Team apparently happy to see Nokia X hacked to run Google apps
A tweet from Nokia's Developer Team states that at least part of the Finnish based manufacturer is excited over the progress made in hacking the Nokia X to run Google apps. XDA member Kashamalaga, in five steps, has been able to load the Google Play Store and Google apps onto the device. On his Nokia X developer handset, apps like Gmail, Google Now, Google Maps, and Hangouts are apparently running without problems.

While Nokia might be pleased by this, Microsoft cannot be too happy. The plan behind the Nokia X was to allow Microsoft's own applications to replace the Google apps not on the forked Android OS driving the handset. Nokia's head of devices, Stephen Elop, expects the phone to provide a gateway to Microsoft's apps such as Outlook.com, OneDrive, and Skype.

Earlier on Saturday, we told you that an XDA member had ported over the Nokia Store, the replacement for the Google Play Store, to Android models running the 4.1.2 build of the OS, or higher.

You can check out a video and some still shots of the hacked Nokia X, below.


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Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

source: XDA (1), (2) via TheVerge

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posted on 01 Mar 2014, 13:59 26

1. Topcat488 (Posts: 1396; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


Scroogle strikes M$ homebase... Surely microsoft ain't happy, but the users are, and that's all that counts. :)

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 14:16 12

6. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Waiting to seeing porting stock android.

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 17:17 7

21. Finalflash (Posts: 3211; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


F THAT, this may be the window for us developers to gain access to crucial hardware drivers and such to be able to port other Nokia phones to Android. So forget putting Android on it for now, it's already kind of there. It's time to save all of those Nokia fans stuck with WP 8 that don't want it there but have no choice.

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 17:36 4

23. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


You're a developer?.. Can you give me the link to some of your apps?

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 21:38

42. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


How about it???????

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 23:22 4

51. nightfury (Posts: 71; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)


my dream nokia android phone

4.8" IGZO display (best battery and high resolution)
2gb LPDDR3 RAM
quadcore snapdragon 610 64 bit chip
41 MP carl zeiss cam with RAW image support
OIS
XENON flash
2500-3000 mAh battery
ANDROID 5

nearly same as ur profile pic :)

posted on 02 Mar 2014, 09:51 1

69. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


I would go for this, except I want to see a 6.5" screen, 3GB RAM/2 is ok and 4000 mAH battery....

posted on 02 Mar 2014, 10:27 1

71. Rager722 (Posts: 319; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)


Now that's just too much to expect.

posted on 02 Mar 2014, 12:56 1

76. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


You made perfect smartphone.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 18:15

81. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2283; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Ewe stock android

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 14:23 3

7. papss (unregistered)


Scroogle can have this average phone.. Fits in with my space.

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 19:51 8

37. werthedroids (Posts: 60; Member since: 15 Sep 2013)


so you're butthurt microsoft fan eh? What do you like better in their services? The constant crashing or the locked down ecosysytem that forces you to kiss Microsoft's obeise a$$

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 20:45 4

39. elitewolverine (Posts: 5188; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


windows 8 since dev preview, no crashes yet. You should really stop looking at those sites...

I like the ecosystem. I currently get access to all my documents without the need of a 3rd party app who has more than once messed with the formatting on the note 3. But still good just bugs.

You talk about crashing, yet ignore Droids crashing or the 4.3 update that has killed thousands of s3's ability to place a call, forcing a reboot just to make a call. Samsung and droid have not provided a fix and have to tell customers to either reload old droid rom or buy a new phone.

I get 163gb of skydrive space, how much is dropbox or google drive giving you?

I have 5 installs and 5 people on 5 different pcs able to use office 365. I am able to edit/create, docs, excel, powerpoint, and notes without buying office for free from MS.

My email does not push ad emails to me.

My 925 has yet to tell me a process has stopped, unlike the weekly version of my note 3 (yes master reset has not fixed it).

To act like you do, you sound like your are the one most hurt by his comment.

posted on 02 Mar 2014, 09:54 1

70. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


I beleive I have 10TB with one cloud storage - Weiyun, and 50 GB with Firedrive - 163 GB is nice, but, I would never fill that unless I placed all of my pics on there, which I do not as I have 4TB Seagate at home for that stuff...but, what you have sounds good - I use OPEN office at home on my PC as I do not wish to pay for office software, and I use quickoffice or google on my phone which works nicely...

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 23:22 5

52. nightfury (Posts: 71; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)


lol microass butt hurt

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 14:28 16

8. Reality_Check (Posts: 277; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


Well, I'd rather be scroogled than get Microd*cked (pun intended) ;)

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 15:29 8

10. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


And rather MySpace than 1996 AOL.

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 16:10

16. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


These guys are scared fools..

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 23:07 3

50. Reality_Check (Posts: 277; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


And how am I a 'scared fool?'

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 23:23 2

53. nightfury (Posts: 71; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)


lol lol feeling inssecure

posted on 02 Mar 2014, 05:10 2

63. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Scared of what? 0.9% growth in one year?

posted on 02 Mar 2014, 00:29 1

59. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


How is that a pun?

posted on 02 Mar 2014, 04:12 1

62. Reality_Check (Posts: 277; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


A pun, also called paronomasia, is a form of word play that suggests two or more meanings, by exploiting multiple meanings of words, or of similar-sounding words, for an intended humorous or rhetorical effect.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pun

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 16:11

17. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


If this device is successful and sells millions,, do you think MS is going to be mad?

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 19:54 10

38. werthedroids (Posts: 60; Member since: 15 Sep 2013)


Well if 90% of those buyers use the hack, well YEAH they'll be mad. They don't directly care about the success of the phone. That's Nokia's job. They want to push their services with this device. That's what gets them their dough.

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 21:39

43. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Fail... SMH.

posted on 02 Mar 2014, 11:15 1

73. corporateJP (Posts: 2431; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


Fanboys are tools.

Stevie Wonder can see better than most of you...

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 20:48 2

40. elitewolverine (Posts: 5188; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


Why would they? Most users that hack will not be looking for this device, they will have a higher spec'd phone.

Plus no matter what, every time a droid sells MS gets $$$$ so I hardly doubt they 'care' They will care when the patents are superceeded by new patents and it is no longer a cash cow ecosystem for MS.

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 23:25 2

54. nightfury (Posts: 71; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)


no matter wat specs people want android nokia..common man thinks that..but windows sh*t was keepin that away, thats y people had resorted to buying cheap china android phones..but now those days are over my friend

posted on 02 Mar 2014, 02:22

60. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


well out of most people buying X phones not all will go for hacking ofcourse and those numbers are always greater then hackers so yeah MS wont see it big issue and in mean while people can also get fimiliar with both MS and google services choose what they like and thats what freedom about and MS is not fool they know android can be easy modified even i done that without strong knowledge of it on 2nd month of my job.

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