Yes, Nokia's X phones are Android-based, but will regular users know, or care?
0. phoneArena 28 Feb 2014, 23:57 posted on
Nokia has turned to Android for its new family of affordable smartphones, but most users may not see these devices as "Android phones" - and they may not care what OS they're using...
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47. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
All those saying it wont work ...see Kindle Fire. All those saying it wont care or matter its associated with Android....every Kindle article mentions Android. "Android based"
Only way it wont matter is those who dont research it, read articles online.
48. kindlefireowner (Posts: 458; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
Why are American writers, and the Fandroids talking about the Nokia X like it's being released here in the states. It's not, so your dream of seeing Nokia make an Android phone is over.
The phone was made for first time smartphone users in emerging markets. Do you actually think most of them care about the side loading of apps when they will have thousands of apps available to them. Everytime they show the X, I see the red Opera icon. Take it from a person that owns the first Kindle Fire. Forked android is not that bad.
51. VZWuser76 (Posts: 2076; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)
So because I live in the US, I cant have any opinions except for what hapoens in the US?
See my reply to whateverman above. When side loading apps you aren't able to pay developers for paid apps, which leads to piracy. Unlessnthe developer wants to host the app themselves of course. Also, whenever you sideload an app, you do run the risk of malware. It's not as safe as using the Play store that's for sure.
69. Bernoulli (Posts: 1848; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
you're retarded, the 808 Pureview wasn't officially introduced in the States by Nokia but that didn't stop me from importing me one (from the United Arab Emirates).
56. kindlefireowner (Posts: 458; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
The Fandroids on this page look at the Nokia X like Nokia was their girlfriend who broke up with them, and now is dating their 3rd cousin on their mama's side. In their mind, they can't stop thinking about what could've been.
It's just a phone people.
57. papss (unregistered)
If they are anything like most android users then no they won't know.. Goes with the intelligence of the user base.
61. VZWuser76 (Posts: 2076; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)
Ignorant users who bash on what they don't like is limited to any one OS either apparently.
58. rkoforever90 (Posts: 106; Member since: 03 Dec 2011)
i dont think most of the people really dont care , they just buy samsung because its popular many dont know samsung sony htc and zillion othe chinese oems runs on android . basically its about availability of apps than the os
63. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1212; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
New smart phone buyers are more likely to buy something like a Nokia XL then seasoned buyers because I= they think with their pocket book. 2= they are not a fan of any type of
smart phone because they have never had one and invested a lot of time and money buying and using apps for it. A nokia XL for instance is a 5 inch android smart phone that if it was sold in the USA would cost 138 USA dollars plus tax's lock stock and barrel. A lot of USA New to smartphone buyers would buy it and love it despite it's faults because it's cheap and they did not have to sign a contract to OWN it. They do not know it does not have as many app as other smart phones have. Hell it's cheap! they might not even care about that. Folks I think the Nokia XL Android smart phone will come to the USA in a more advanced form. when it does it will be a hit with new to smart phone buyers. even some seasoned Android folks would buy it why it will cost 150 bucks cheap or nothing on contract why not.