Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Nokia has announced its first set of android smartphones at the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona, Spain on the 24th of February, 2014. The smartphones run on android operating system that has been heavily modified to fit into Nokia’s and Microsoft standard.
There have been previous rumours that Nokia had plans of making an android smartphone even before it was acquired by Microsoft and that it would be revealed in 2014.
Nokia XL, Nokia X+ and Nokia X
Nokia XL, Nokia X+ and Nokia X. image: theverge
Nokia X, X+ and XL has also been introduced into the market to exploit the low end category of the smartphone market, a category Nokia has been struggling to get hold of due to its expensive Windows mobile smartphones.
These will probably be the last set of smartphones from Nokia before it is handed over to its new owner, Microsoft Corporation. The new Nokia smartphones will have access to the Nokia app store which will contain android apps. It will not have access to the Google Play Store.
Nokia X comes with a 4-inch IPS LCD screen, a resolution of 800 × 480 and RAM of 512MB. It possesses a 1GHz Dual Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 8225 processor, 3-megapixel rear camera and has dimensions 115.5 × 63 × 10.4mm. It has a weight of 128.66g.
Nokia X+ has a 4-inch IPS LCD screen, a resolution of 800 × 480 and RAM of 768MB. . It possesses a 1GHz Dual Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 8225 processor, 3-megapixel rear camera and has dimensions 115.5 × 63 × 10.4mm. It has a weight of 128.66g. It is expected to cost $122.
The Nokia XL is the best of the three in terms of specifications as it possess a 5-inch IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 800 × 480. It has 768MB RAM and has a storage space that is expendable to 32GB, same as the previous two. It is expected to come at a cost of about $136.
It has a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front camera. It has a 1GHz Dual Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 8225 processor and dimensions 141.3 × 77.7 × 10.8mm. It weighs 190g. It is expected to cost about $149.


Only time will tell how Nokia’s android smartphones will perform in the smartphone market and whether Nokia will still introduce another android device as it seeks to resuscitate its smartphone business under Microsoft. 
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