Can the Nokia X run a custom Android launcher? Yes, and here is a video proof
posted by Victor H. / Feb 26, 2014, 9:27 AM
The answer is yes. Nokia has said that you can sideload any app (via an APK) on the Nokia X, X+ or XL, but we had to test this ourselves to believe it. And what do you know, it worked just fine.
We sideloaded Apex Launcher on the Nokia XL and it gets rid of the tiles and transforms the looks of the XL into nearly stock ones. Sure, some of the elements like the core apps and notification center retain Nokia’s modifications, but all else looks pretty stock. There is, of course, a large variety of custom launchers on Google Play, so while not all may work, it seems that you won’t have a problem bringing the X series to stock looks. Check out the video below to see for yourselves.
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Can a custom rom be put on the phone to get the play store
posted on Feb 26, 2014, 9:32 AM 3
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Too early to tell I bet. Depends on what Nokia does to protect the bootloader. I bet they have it locked even though it isn't a contract phone.
posted on Feb 26, 2014, 9:37 AM 0
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Too early to yell but hearing the lengths that Nokia went to yo strip all of googles services to make way for Microsoft's cloud I don't think that the Google now launcher is a reality. With out Google Mobile Services I doubt that it will be able to link to Google Now. Removing a lot of the perks of the GNL.
posted on Feb 26, 2014, 8:07 PM 0
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No lag at all....great work Nokia with just 1ghz dual core processor and 512mb ram.
posted on Feb 26, 2014, 1:25 PM 1
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Awesome :D....I hope I can install the google play store and other services via side loaded method ;)
posted on Feb 26, 2014, 9:38 AM 2
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i doubt you'd be able to install play services and vending.apk on stock nokia x rom. perhaps if rooted you can push google play to system/app but i don't think you would be able to install play services. you can download google apps (youtube, drive, etc) but you won't be able to log in and sync w/o play services
posted on Feb 26, 2014, 10:04 AM 1
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I'm in love!! This will surely be my new secondary phone this year.. After I get my Android flagship, of course.. Lol
posted on Feb 26, 2014, 9:54 AM 2
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I am glad Nokia went with Windows platform.
posted on Feb 26, 2014, 10:10 AM 2
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But Elop flopped
posted on Feb 26, 2014, 12:17 PM 1
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MS also let Nokia down. Features that have been part of Android for 2+ years are only now starting to appear on WP. Regardless, Nokia could have been leaps and bounds ahead of where they presently find themselves if they had gone down the Android path sooner. Oh well.
posted on Feb 26, 2014, 12:42 PM 2
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Hey pa, what about buttons?? Multi tasking, home button? ? There only back button on this phone what I see.....whats the deal?
posted on Feb 26, 2014, 10:39 AM 4
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Microsoft in a few weeks will OWN most of nokia's Mobile assets including the new Nokia X, X+ and XL smart phones there unfortunately for Microsoft millions of DIE HARD android USERS who will not switch to Windows smart Phones however Microsoft can Make HUGE amounts of money selling Music, Movies and other Microsoft services through the Nokias store on the Nokia X, X+ and XL smart phones to the Android community. Microsoft do not be so Windows Only minded and make money off of the Die hard android Fans
posted on Feb 26, 2014, 11:02 AM 0
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