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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