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Microsoft CEO says some Nokia X devices will be revamped to Windows Phone ones

Microsoft CEO says some Nokia X devices will be revamped to Windows Phone ones

posted: 17 Jul 2014, 08:49

There are lot of news coming from Redmond today. For starters, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's not-so-pleasant disclosure that the company will give the pink slips to roughly 18,000 workers (12,500 of which...

Microsoft and Gameloft are giving away several games to all Nokia X devices until August 31

Microsoft and Gameloft are giving away several games to all Nokia X devices until August 31

posted: 09 Jul 2014, 02:49

The tech giant has teamed up with Gameloft, one of the largest publishers of mobile games, in order to procure its latest promotion.

Nokia X2 vs Nokia X vs Nokia XL: specs comparison

Nokia X2 vs Nokia X vs Nokia XL: specs comparison

posted: 24 Jun 2014, 07:42

We put the Nokia X2 up against the Nokia X in a hardware specs battle in order to see how Microsoft's latest fares against its predecessor. We've also thrown in a Nokia XL for a good measure...

Microsoft unveils the Nokia X2: a little more of the same

Microsoft unveils the Nokia X2: a little more of the same

posted: 24 Jun 2014, 03:21

Exactly four months after the first Android-powered Nokia smartphone – the Nokia X - saw the light of day, Microsoft unveiled a successor to the pioneer – say a big, hearty "Hello!" to the entry-level, dual-SIM Nokia X2!...

Microsoft teases a product launch next week, possibly another Android-powered device

Microsoft teases a product launch next week, possibly another Android-powered device

posted: 20 Jun 2014, 06:31

Microsoft, which now fully owns Nokia's Devices & Services unit, is about to unveil a new phone or a line of phones the following week...

It was a matter of time: the first custom Android ROM for the Nokia X is here!

It was a matter of time: the first custom Android ROM for the Nokia X is here!

posted: 09 Apr 2014, 09:11

The Nokia X will forever remain in history as the first Android-powered device of the once-dominant Finnish giant. Nevertheless, it's running on a forked version of the mobile platform, which means that...

Win a Nokia X from Nokia by viewing this video

Win a Nokia X from Nokia by viewing this video

posted: 29 Mar 2014, 13:38

Nokia is trying to prove that the Nokia X has plenty of popular apps available for the phone, which runs on a forked version of Android. So the Finnish handset manufacturer has produced a video that lists some of the apps that canbe downloaded...

Nokia X gets its first update, lets you change those Android tile colors

Nokia X gets its first update, lets you change those Android tile colors

posted: 28 Mar 2014, 08:44

It looks like the Android-running Nokia X has gotten its first update. The 16MB package is mostly dedicated to dealing with a particular shortcoming of Nokia's UI design. Did you notice that each row of app tiles...

Nokia X sells out in China in just 4 minutes

Nokia X sells out in China in just 4 minutes

posted: 24 Mar 2014, 15:07

It is looking like Nokia has something of a hit on its hands, and it is an Android phone, not Windows Phone. We heard recently that the Nokia X was hitting some very impressive numbers for pre-orders in China (though there is a caveat there), and...

Android (and its apps) - that's the best thing about the Nokia X according to a recent poll

Android (and its apps) - that's the best thing about the Nokia X according to a recent poll

posted: 21 Mar 2014, 23:59

The Nokia X is a very affordable smartphone, and most customers seem to really appreciate the fact that it can run Android applications...

How to root the Nokia X, Nokia X+, and the Nokia XL

How to root the Nokia X, Nokia X+, and the Nokia XL

posted: 18 Mar 2014, 03:11

The interface overlay might be called Nokia X UI 1.0, but, since we have the open-source Android platform underneath, the phones can have different launchers installed, which we demonstrated for you at the MWC. They can also be rooted,...

1 million Nokia X pre-orders received in China? Maybe not

1 million Nokia X pre-orders received in China? Maybe not

posted: 15 Mar 2014, 01:08

Although Nokia China said that 1 million Nokia X handsets have been already pre-ordered, these seem to be just pre-registrations which do not guarantee a purchase...

Nokia X is now on sale in India for INR 8,599 ($140)

Nokia X is now on sale in India for INR 8,599 ($140)

posted: 10 Mar 2014, 06:23

Shortly after lifting the veil off its Android-powered X-line, Nokia is now ready to test the market and gauge just how well all that Android on Nokia hardware hype monetizes. The first country to get the new Nokia X (Nokia X+ and XL...

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

posted: 01 Mar 2014, 13:54

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...

Nokia X's Nokia Store ported over to other Android devices

Nokia X's Nokia Store ported over to other Android devices

posted: 01 Mar 2014, 12:45

If Android users could port over any particular app from the forked version of the OS used on the Nokia X, it probably would be Nokia Maps. The highly regarded HERE mapping application replaces Google Maps on the Nokia X line....

Yes, Nokia's X phones are Android-based, but will regular users know, or care?

Yes, Nokia's X phones are Android-based, but will regular users know, or care?

posted: 28 Feb 2014, 23:57

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...

Here's how sideloaded apps and widgets should behave on the Nokia X and Nokia XL

Here's how sideloaded apps and widgets should behave on the Nokia X and Nokia XL

posted: 25 Feb 2014, 11:56

One of the several things that make the Nokia X and Nokia XL smartphones awesome is that they can run Android applications. That shouldn't come as a surprise as the handsets actually run a heavily customized...

Nokia X appears on the Basemark OS database, on par with the HTC Desire 600 and... the Lumia 1520

Nokia X appears on the Basemark OS database, on par with the HTC Desire 600 and... the Lumia 1520

posted: 25 Feb 2014, 04:44

The freshly-announced Nokia X has just landed in the Basemark OS II benchmark database, a cross-platform instrument, developed by Rightware. Nokia's first Android-powered smartphone...

75% of Android apps ready to work on Nokia X phones, the rest must ditch the Google

75% of Android apps ready to work on Nokia X phones, the rest must ditch the Google

posted: 25 Feb 2014, 03:36

75% of regular Android apps are ready to run on the X series without modifications. The other 25% are incompatible due to their reliance on Google services for push notifications, maps, and in-app...

Stephen Elop explains how the Android-powered Nokia X fits into Microsoft's ecosystem

Stephen Elop explains how the Android-powered Nokia X fits into Microsoft's ecosystem

posted: 24 Feb 2014, 10:00

There have been a lot of questions surrounding Nokia's decision to use Android in its new line of low-end devices with the Nokia X, X+, and XL. We have been getting a lot of those answers today,...

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