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

It looks like the Android-running NokiaX has gotten its first update. The 16MB package is mostly dedicatedto dealing with a particular shortcoming of Nokia's UI design. Didyou notice that each row of app tiles comes in the same color, whileall native apps' icons are white? While this gives it a uniform look,it makes the Nokia X's homescreen pretty disorientating, even afteryou get used to it.



Users complained, Nokia listened, andthere you go - the new update lets you change those tiles' colors asyou wish. Unfortunately, this applies only to third-party apps.Still, after installing, long-press on a tile, and tap on the smallcolor wheel to the bottom right. You're set. The available shades aredark blue, pink, purple, orange, green, and sky blue.



If you haven't received the update, usethe Settings -> About Phone -> System updates menu to checkmanually. We don't know whether the other X-series phones are gettingthe update, but we assume Nokia will take care of them as well.



via WPXbox

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29 Comments

1. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Looks like Nokia is improving faster than MS.

2. amirlukmanhisyam

Posts: 44; Member since: Jun 26, 2012

You only notice after so long? (since Feb 11)

3. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Microsoft? Improving??

11. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Lol ...

28. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Yea, it usually happens when they try something new and "improve" on it by taking it back to before they broke it.

4. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

I walked in to a store to check out the Nokia X. They had removed the Windows Phone like tile launcher and installed a custom launcher. Most probably because customers thought that it too was Windows Phone, and didn't care to check it out. I tried to control my laughter, in the store. :D

6. nlbates66

Posts: 328; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

so, did the store do it or did a customer come in and do it because it's hilarious? :)

8. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

I don't know how launchers are installed on Android, but I'm pretty sure it can't be installed in short period. So it must have been the store.

13. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

It's pretty easy. You just install one and as soon as you hit home, it will ask you which one to use and whether or not to make it the default. Go to settings then apps then look for launcher apps like nova, kk launcher, etc. See if you can clear defaults for them.

25. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Yea a customer could have done it as long as there was internet access on the phone, wifi was open, was a free app.

29. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Likely they had to side load it because MS doesn't have any custom launchers on their store (their Android store?).

7. lagdroid

Posts: 15; Member since: Mar 28, 2014

People dont care thats why its sold out in china in just 4 min.

9. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

They must have known beforehand that its actually Android and not Windows Phone, as the theme suggests.

14. lagdroid

Posts: 15; Member since: Mar 28, 2014

Wp is not too bad

24. sgodsell

Posts: 7454; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

That's why Nokia has to now make and sell Android like phones, because WP is not selling. Sorry hardly anyone is buying any WP devices. Look at the last quarter alone. Only 8.8 million WP devices sold, and that is with sales of devices like the 520 for as low as $49. That is down from the previous quarter.

15. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

people bought this cause of android, not because of nokia or wp

17. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2279; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

If that was the case then they wouldn't go for the forked version.

19. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Actually, Its because of Nokia and because it doesn't run WP.

22. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

and no one likes wp.....

20. muhsen

Posts: 281; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

Well, it's stupid to put a launcher because u lose the fastlane , which is the nokia x notifications centre. As when u install a launcher on the x , the pulldown menu is just for toggles (like asha) not the default android one. also, its very stupid to mistake a nokia X for a WP device. The lack of the three WP buttons is enough to point out that it's not a WP device.

5. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

My friend got this update couple of days before.

10. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2361; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

So does this update, fix the lagg?? ... Oh wait... Nvm lol

16. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

what lag....? it lagged cause android needs 1gb or ram to run smooth and wp and ios has a very light os which can run smooth with 512ram. android is 5 years matured than 5years back wp

30. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

KitKat has no lag, d8mb @ss. Even my cheap chinese phone which is still ICS & dual core mediatek doesn't lag at all.

12. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Nokia X is Android in name only, when you actually think about it its Nokia X is closer to WP than it is to Android, day after the the same haters bash MS yet Android OEM's copies WP designs.

18. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

cause oldskool nokia was an open platform, symbian s60 is like android, when users didnt know wp was very restricted than ios, they started to bash and dislike hate wp, no one hates nokia, people grew up with nokia with an open platform, soon they realised wp was totally locked they jumped ship to android 3quarters of nokia users have migrated to android and few to ios, which only left nokia fanboys tbuy wp, no wonder it has 3.8 market share

26. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

"Nokia X is Android in name only" Tell that to the Kindle...that gets counted in Android tablet market share totals... It can run Android apps by side loading and no emulation. "Nokia X is Android in name only" No matter how many times you repeat it...it doesnt make it true. Thats not how it works. I see the wiki for Android devices isnt updated yet...thats fine. Here you go: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nokia_X_family "The OS is based on version 4.1.2 of the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), much like Amazon's OS for the Kindle Fire line. Nokia X software platform version 1.0 ships with the launch models, X, X+ and XL." Hmm....a reference to the Kindle Fire...interesting... "It features a UI which draws on Microsoft's Windows Phone, as well as Nokia's Asha platform.[47]" Hmm....a UI that draws on/from MS's WP... I know whats happening now...lots of ppl make this mistake....the UI and the OS are 2 different things. Example...Android OS, Samsung UI. "Google services and applications are replaced with those from Nokia and Microsoft. 75 percent of applications written for Android run unmodified on the platform." "A SDK is available for the platform, and includes an emulator based on the Android emulator." "Nokia is discouraging developers from using Windows Phone design patterns and encouraging Android design guidelines on the Nokia X[48]" https://developer.nokia.com/nokia-x/platform-overview Please read this link carefully.... Based on Android 4.1.2...face it...its Android...and a recent fork at that.

27. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Seems like the app store on the Nokia X will have Android apps...so many Android apps might not need side loading. Just to be in the store. "The OS is based on version 4.1.2 of the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), much like Amazon's OS for the Kindle Fire line. Nokia X software platform version 1.0 ships with the launch models, X, X+ and XL." Do you know what this means?....Android OS...and Nokia UI. The last 2 quotes in my post are interesting. Its time to just face reality....Nokia finally went Android....and the success of this phone is gonna be telling for WP as a whole.

23. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

X Phones user and observers get ready for a shock after Microsoft takes over the Nokia mobile assets they were able to buy and that includes the 3 Nokia X phones. The 3 x phones will probably get a Tiles Ui that looks just like Windows 8/8.1 smart phones have because Microsoft's new soft ware protocols makes it so that all MS software share as much in common as possible and that includes how the UI looks across all MS devices. As some you know from my comments although I use a Nokia lumia 928 and like the tiles updating data technology I feel that the MS UI tiles 4 side should be slightly curved outward or the MS UI tile's 4 corners rounded off for the MS UI Tiles to look better. Microsoft's should do as I suggest if they want to sell more MS Devices because People wont buy what looks homely even if it has great technology

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