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
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 five steps, has been able to load the Google Play Store and Google apps onto the device. On his Nokia X developer handset, apps like Gmail, Google Now, Google Maps, and Hangouts are apparently running without problems.

While Nokia might be pleased by this, Microsoft cannot be too happy. The plan behind the Nokia X was to allow Microsoft's own applications to replace the Google apps not on the forked Android OS driving the handset. Nokia's head of devices, Stephen Elop, expects the phone to provide a gateway to Microsoft's apps such as Outlook.com, OneDrive, and Skype.

Earlier on Saturday, we told you that an XDA member had ported over the Nokia Store, the replacement for the Google Play Store, to Android models running the 4.1.2 build of the OS, or higher.

You can check out a video and some still shots of the hacked Nokia X, below.


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Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

source: XDA (1), (2) via TheVerge

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81 Comments

1. Topcat488

Posts: 1416; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Scroogle strikes M$ homebase... Surely microsoft ain't happy, but the users are, and that's all that counts. :)

6. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Waiting to seeing porting stock android.

21. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

F THAT, this may be the window for us developers to gain access to crucial hardware drivers and such to be able to port other Nokia phones to Android. So forget putting Android on it for now, it's already kind of there. It's time to save all of those Nokia fans stuck with WP 8 that don't want it there but have no choice.

23. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

You're a developer?.. Can you give me the link to some of your apps?

42. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

How about it???????

51. nightfury

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

my dream nokia android phone 4.8" IGZO display (best battery and high resolution) 2gb LPDDR3 RAM quadcore snapdragon 610 64 bit chip 41 MP carl zeiss cam with RAW image support OIS XENON flash 2500-3000 mAh battery ANDROID 5 nearly same as ur profile pic :)

69. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I would go for this, except I want to see a 6.5" screen, 3GB RAM/2 is ok and 4000 mAH battery....

71. Rager722 unregistered

Now that's just too much to expect.

76. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

You made perfect smartphone.

81. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2361; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Ewe stock android

7. papss unregistered

Scroogle can have this average phone.. Fits in with my space.

37. werthedroids

Posts: 60; Member since: Sep 15, 2013

so you're butthurt microsoft fan eh? What do you like better in their services? The constant crashing or the locked down ecosysytem that forces you to kiss Microsoft's obeise a$$

39. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

windows 8 since dev preview, no crashes yet. You should really stop looking at those sites... I like the ecosystem. I currently get access to all my documents without the need of a 3rd party app who has more than once messed with the formatting on the note 3. But still good just bugs. You talk about crashing, yet ignore Droids crashing or the 4.3 update that has killed thousands of s3's ability to place a call, forcing a reboot just to make a call. Samsung and droid have not provided a fix and have to tell customers to either reload old droid rom or buy a new phone. I get 163gb of skydrive space, how much is dropbox or google drive giving you? I have 5 installs and 5 people on 5 different pcs able to use office 365. I am able to edit/create, docs, excel, powerpoint, and notes without buying office for free from MS. My email does not push ad emails to me. My 925 has yet to tell me a process has stopped, unlike the weekly version of my note 3 (yes master reset has not fixed it). To act like you do, you sound like your are the one most hurt by his comment.

70. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I beleive I have 10TB with one cloud storage - Weiyun, and 50 GB with Firedrive - 163 GB is nice, but, I would never fill that unless I placed all of my pics on there, which I do not as I have 4TB Seagate at home for that stuff...but, what you have sounds good - I use OPEN office at home on my PC as I do not wish to pay for office software, and I use quickoffice or google on my phone which works nicely...

52. nightfury

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

lol microass butt hurt

8. Reality_Check

Posts: 277; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Well, I'd rather be scroogled than get Microd*cked (pun intended) ;)

10. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

And rather MySpace than 1996 AOL.

16. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

These guys are scared fools..

50. Reality_Check

Posts: 277; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

And how am I a 'scared fool?'

53. nightfury

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

lol lol feeling inssecure

63. SleepingOz unregistered

Scared of what? 0.9% growth in one year?

59. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

How is that a pun?

62. Reality_Check

Posts: 277; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

A pun, also called paronomasia, is a form of word play that suggests two or more meanings, by exploiting multiple meanings of words, or of similar-sounding words, for an intended humorous or rhetorical effect. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pun

17. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

If this device is successful and sells millions,, do you think MS is going to be mad?

38. werthedroids

Posts: 60; Member since: Sep 15, 2013

Well if 90% of those buyers use the hack, well YEAH they'll be mad. They don't directly care about the success of the phone. That's Nokia's job. They want to push their services with this device. That's what gets them their dough.

43. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Fail... SMH.

73. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Fanboys are tools. Stevie Wonder can see better than most of you...

40. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Why would they? Most users that hack will not be looking for this device, they will have a higher spec'd phone. Plus no matter what, every time a droid sells MS gets $$$$ so I hardly doubt they 'care' They will care when the patents are superceeded by new patents and it is no longer a cash cow ecosystem for MS.

54. nightfury

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

no matter wat specs people want android nokia..common man thinks that..but windows sh*t was keepin that away, thats y people had resorted to buying cheap china android phones..but now those days are over my friend

60. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

well out of most people buying X phones not all will go for hacking ofcourse and those numbers are always greater then hackers so yeah MS wont see it big issue and in mean while people can also get fimiliar with both MS and google services choose what they like and thats what freedom about and MS is not fool they know android can be easy modified even i done that without strong knowledge of it on 2nd month of my job.

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