Nokia's Developer Team apparently happy to see Nokia X hacked to run Google apps
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.
Nokia X hacked to run Google Services
Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!
source: XDA (1), (2) via TheVerge
1. Topcat488 (Posts: 1172; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)
Scroogle strikes M$ homebase... Surely microsoft ain't happy, but the users are, and that's all that counts. :)
6. akki20892 (Posts: 3650; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
Waiting to seeing porting stock android.
21. Finalflash (Posts: 1895; 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.
23. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3561; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
You're a developer?.. Can you give me the link to some of your apps?
51. nightfury (Posts: 61; 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
2500-3000 mAh battery
nearly same as ur profile pic :)
69. networkdood (Posts: 6322; 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....
7. papss (unregistered)
Scroogle can have this average phone.. Fits in with my space.
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$$
39. elitewolverine (Posts: 2038; 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.
70. networkdood (Posts: 6322; 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...
8. Reality_Check (Posts: 277; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)
Well, I'd rather be scroogled than get Microd*cked (pun intended) ;)
63. SleepingOz (unregistered)
Scared of what? 0.9% growth in one year?
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.
17. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3561; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
If this device is successful and sells millions,, do you think MS is going to be mad?
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.
73. corporateJP (Posts: 1820; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)
Fanboys are tools.
Stevie Wonder can see better than most of you...
40. elitewolverine (Posts: 2038; 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.
54. nightfury (Posts: 61; 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
60. haseebzahid (Posts: 1836; 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.
22. aksa123 (Posts: 232; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)
Nope. The hacks indicate that (some) users care about nokia x. This goves 'em advantages.
46. sharks (Posts: 167; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)
Where is that tweet PA is talking about from Nokia's Developer Team? It should have been quoted in the article!! xD
2. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3615; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
A direct bomb under microsoft's a**
3. Haridenberg (Posts: 27; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)
That's the beauty of Android, you can do whatever the hell you want
9. SleepingOz (unregistered)
MS fanboys won't like it, but who cares?!
11. pookiewood (Posts: 626; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)
I don't think they care enough actually. We already have great Lumia devices so yeah there's that.
12. Deaconclgi (Posts: 328; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
I am a Microsoft fan (1020/1520/520, sold my 920/710) and I couldn't care less about the Nokia X being rooted. If I want to use Android, I will use my Nexus 5. I was also playing Infinity Blade III on my 5s via TV out to my 50 inch tv a moment ago.
Even when I only had a Symbian phone by choice, I still didn't spread hate about other OSes and I wasn't jealous as most people are in the comments section.
It is a shame that people come here and bash and argue like children. There are a LOT of people that need to grow up mentally and in the content of their character. A person should like what they like and buy what they like and that is all that matters to that individual.
People who buy the Nokia X series, that is great for them. Enjoy your Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Blackberry, Symbian, Jolla, Tizen, Firefox OS, Unbutu, WebOS, Asha, S40, S60, Nokia X Platform and ANY other OS that powers your device.
No really, enjoy what you have and let others enjoy what they have. When you say "MS fanboys won't like it" you lump people into a close minded group and the very comment you said is close minded.
A person can like what they like and be happy for others who like something different.
19. faizan-sharif (Posts: 55; Member since: 26 Jun 2013)
sure, just like what you want and go your own way, instead of convincing, use what i like and what i use, agreed and double thumbs up :)
31. sriuslywtf (Posts: 277; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)
Your first statement..
Pics or it never happened.
68. boblight (Posts: 84; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)
Amen to that man. We should have more sensible people here on this side. Because in almost every article here, be it iOS, Android, Windows, BB10, etc, there are tons of bashing here and there. Would be nice if everyone start respecting others choice.
64. SleepingOz (unregistered)
Don't take your microd*ck for the norms, dude!
4. pookiewood (Posts: 626; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)
Means nothing for the majority that will buy this. 10 tech geeks hack away!
20. hurrycanger (Posts: 1284; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)
LOL. Look who just came to an Android-related article to praise WP. :3
25. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3561; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
Yep, and yet you would never say anything about the hundreds of haters who intentionally come to WP related articles to bash WP... Keep your mouth shut.
35. hurrycanger (Posts: 1284; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)
Are you gonna pay me for babysitting them?
26. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3561; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
And, a lot of those haters are here, and they brought up WP, and MS first.. Look at the first comment!.... You gonna say something to them?...... No, because you're one of them..
27. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3561; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
What are gonna say?.. Go ahead pathetically defend yourself.. Even if I see a reply from you it's gonna be whatever from me, so don't waist your breath,, because I'm not going to even waist my time reading that crap... But, I'm sure you'll try and say something anyways.. Go ahead!
28. AfterShock (Posts: 2938; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
Little sleep last nite?
Phone boring you?
Girlfriend at work?
What ever answer, chill out.
45. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3561; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
I'm sure I'll see you trolling on a WP related article... Pathetic.
47. hurrycanger (Posts: 1284; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)
Don't worry. I will keep away from your low class as much as possible. :)
And as long as WP is still lacking, I wouldn't blindly praise it, especially on an Android related article, or defend it. Committing such things is pretty athetic. ;)