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Nokia X A Pseudo Android Phone?

Updated: April 12, 2014 11:21 am

Nokia’s newly launched X series phone has became the real headline-grabber. But is the new hybrid of Windows and Android tailor-made is here to give a check and mate to Google’s market?

Nokia’s newly launched hybrid phone Nokia X is a unique attempt by the Finnish handset-maker to create a new species of phones with a perfect blend of Windows and Android. Nokia has entered in the Android domain with its new X series and has created a gargantuan wave in the market. In India, where most of the mobile users prefer budget phone, Nokia has targeted this segment very cleverly by giving an alternative to the existing Android phones.

Nokia X’s user interface UI has been built on Android Open Source Project (AOSP) which doesn’t come with proprietary Google code and hence, Google apps such as Play Store, Google Maps, etc, will not be available on Nokia X. But Nokia has given a twist in it by giving it a pseudo-Window look to the phone through which it gives a fresh look to the device. The device comes with Microsoft services such as OneDrive, Outlook and Nokia’s own Here Maps which gives the phone a plus point our its rival in this segment. The device also include Nokia’s old trusted Fast Lane feature which makes it an identical twin with its Asha series. The device is stuffed with 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Dual-Core Processor supported with Adreno 205. However, the major drawback is the RAM which is 512 MB. The device comes with 1500 mAh battery which is removable and the phone also features a memory card slot expandable up to 32 GB. The phone is 10.4 mm thin and features a 3MP fixed focus camera which lags in delivering a good quality of photos and videos.

In India, people still have a soft corner for Nokia as the company has an excellence record in delivering services and durability. The app market is inspired by the Nokia Store which gives the users an advantage to buy application without using Credit Card as it will directly deduce the amount from the existing balance. Overall, the price Rs.8,599 which may be slightly higher as compared to its feature but its design and overall performance can make it a good option. Nokia and Microsoft through its new phone are trying to give an alternative to the Google’s Android market with the development of a hybrid phone

By Rohan Pal

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