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Nokia X lineup will get free version of SwiftKey keyboard

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Nokia X lineup will get free version of SwiftKey keyboard
Any time a company announces a forked version of Android that will not be including Google Mobile Services, including Google Apps and the Google Play Store, the question inevitably arises as to what the app availability will look like for that forked device. We've already heard that the Nokia X lineup will support sideloading apps, and now we're hearing that it will get a free version of the SwiftKey keyboard.

Nokia is banking on developers offering up Android apps through the Nokia Store rather than having a 3rd party store like Yandex or GetJar installed on the devices. Nokia has the sway to pull in developers though, and one of the first to commit to being in the Nokia Store is SwiftKey. SwiftKey has announced that it will offer the free version of its app to anyone using a Nokia X or any Android-powered Nokia device that comes in the future. 

We don't know yet how well the stock keyboard will work on the Nokia X lineup, but at least now we know that if the keyboard isn't all that great, there will be a solid option for a replacement with SwitftKey. 

source: CNET

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posted on 24 Feb 2014, 10:33 1

1. onlyman1980 (Posts: 7; Member since: 07 Aug 2012)

Q: what is the New Nokia X, X+, XL smartphones OS ?
A: Nokia X software platform (Nokia's official website said so not me) with ability to run Android apps.
Q: So why in the hell most people today called it Android phones ? as the company itself didn't want to call it that.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 10:43 8

2. bon24x7 (Posts: 211; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)

Cos when you say Android, most people think of Google's version of it. Nokia X series on the other hand is running on Android Open Source Project (AOSP) just like on Amazon Kindle. So they're free to call whatever they want.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 11:36

5. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)

They can't call it an android phone, that's Google's trademark. They have to say "Android compatible" or something like that.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 10:49 2

3. darkvadervip (Posts: 365; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)

Hold your horses! Side apps are great because I use them on my blackberry plus you will get custom roms for the X phone already being developed.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 11:15

4. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

exactly - but, then why buy the phone? I guess it would be more out of curiosity..

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 19:14

6. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 1157; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)

I think custom ROMs will take a while. Something has to be done with the single capacitive button

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