As expected Nokia has launched its Android smartphone Nokia X in India for Rs. 8,599 which was announced back in MWC 2014. Nokia has announced that this device will be available from today itself.
If we talk about its specs, then Nokia X flaunts a 4-inch WVGA display screen with screen resolution of 800×480 pixels, it is powered by a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core processor along with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of ROM and has microSD support, at back it sports 3 megapixel camera with fixed focus, f/2.8 aperture and 4X digital zoom and houses a 1,500mAh battery.
It comes with 3G support and has dual Micro-SIMs support. As per software it runs on AOSP version of Android with ported version of Fastlane from Asha platform. It wont have access to Google Play store instead Nokia is offering its own app store, and you can also side-load Android apps from any third-party source. It also don’t include Google services like Gmail, Google Maps and so on but instead you will have access to Outlook, Here Maps and other Microsoft and Nokia services.
As an introductory offer, Microsoft will be offering one month free calls Skype (in selected market), and 1 GB of OneDrive (earlier called SkyDrive) storage.
Developers can easily port their apps to Nokia Store, but developers need to make sure that their apps don’t use any of Google’s APIs like of location, authentication or in-app payments but instead they need to be replaced with Nokia’s APIs.
UI of this phone is somewhat similar to of Windows Phone with live tiles on homepage and instead of multi-tasking it has fastlane like we had seen in Asha platform.