As of today, we can add another rather substantial piece of evidence that seems indicates to that the Nokia X is fact, not fiction. A Nokia device with a model number of RM-980 has passed through Malaysia's certification body, not long after we initially heard that it has gone through Indonesia's equivalent agency.
Now, the RM-980 code name means little on its own, but this exact moniker happens to be the one that was caught making a pass through Rightware's BrowserMark benchmarking suite not long ago. What's more, the RM-980 was spotted making use of Chrome for mobile, a browser that isn't available on Windows Phone 8. This is as good an indication that the Nokia RM-980 is powered by Android as we're ever going to get. What's more, with the MWC now firmly on our radar, the rumored venue for the Nokia X's official unveiling, it sure makes sense that we're starting to witness some more tangible evidence that, against all odds, a Nokia-built, Android-touting device is on its way. As to how much of an Android that will be, remains to be seen -- word on the street is that it'll be a highly customized fork of the open-sourced OS without access to Google's Play services framework.