Microsoft Nokia Android Phone Release Date

Nokia’s next Android phone looks set to arrive on June 24th

By on June 20, 2014 at 7:45 PM.

Nokia’s next Android phone looks set to arrive on June 24th

Microsoft is set to launch the next generation of its Nokia X line of phones, at least according to two teaser images posted by Nokia. A new post on the Nokia Conversations blog suggests a new Nokia X phone could come as soon as next Tuesday. An image with an X and the date June 24th is on the site and can be seen below. The site also features a countdown clock that is counting down to June 24th. The same teaser image and countdown clock can be seen on a Chinese version of the Nokia site as well. More →

No Comments
Microsoft Future Android Phones

Elop confirms Microsoft won’t abandon Nokia’s Android phones

By on April 25, 2014 at 3:16 PM.

Elop confirms Microsoft won’t abandon Nokia’s Android phones

Did you think Microsoft would unceremoniously axe the Nokia X line of budget Android phones the minute it finalized its acquisition of the one-time Finnish mobile icon’s handset division? Well, think again. Former Nokia CEO and current Microsoft exec Stephen Elop said on Friday that the newly formed Microsoft Mobile division will remain “committed to continuing our support for feature phones, the Asha family, and the Nokia X family of devices, announced at the Mobile World Congress in February.” More →

No Comments
Nokia X On Sale In India

Nokia’s dirt cheap Android phone is now on sale

By on March 11, 2014 at 3:03 PM.

Nokia’s dirt cheap Android phone is now on sale

Two weeks ago, Nokia launched the Nokia X, a smartphone that runs a forked version of Android that’s been redesigned to look like Windows Phone. While no one is sure if the Nokia X is a decent phone, it has certainly not been ignored. Questions have been raised about whether it will be able to run Google Play apps and whether it will be killed off once Microsoft completes its acquisition of Nokia. Now, two weeks later, the phone is on sale for the first time in India, selling for 8,559 rupees ($140), according to India’s Economic Times. Mid-range smartphones are priced between Rs 7,000 and Rs 15,000, so at Rs 8,559, the Nokia X is near the cheaper end of the mid-range smartphone category. Nokia is hoping its X line of smartphones will be a cheap way to enter the smartphone market that will eventually lead to purchases of its flagship Lumia line of smartphones.

More →

No Comments
Microsoft Nokia X Android Phones

Will Microsoft kill Nokia’s Android phones after it takes over?

By on February 26, 2014 at 12:15 PM.

Will Microsoft kill Nokia’s Android phones after it takes over?

One of the most fascinating reveals following the Microsoft-Nokia acquisition saga was the existence of the Nokia X Android line of smartphones. Nokia’s first substantial non-Windows Phone product may have been a major contributing factor in pushing the acquisition through, but Microsoft hasn’t yet been able to quash the Nokia X line at the source. As the deal has yet to be finalized, Nokia has taken this opportunity to introduce the Android phones to the public at Mobile World Congress this week. More →

No Comments
Nokia X Google Play Store Apps Sideload

Nokia X owners might get access to Google Play apps after all

By on February 24, 2014 at 10:00 PM.

Nokia X owners might get access to Google Play apps after all

Even though the Nokia X trio of Android handsets actually runs a forked Android version that looks more like Windows Phone than Google’s famous mobile OS – and their OS are completely stripped off any Google apps including the Play Store – there’s actually hope that users will be able to run Android apps from Google’s app store in addition to Nokia’s store and all the other third-party supported application stores. More →

No Comments
Nokia X Android Microsoft

Microsoft is not happy at all that Nokia just unveiled three Android phones

By on February 24, 2014 at 11:54 AM.

Microsoft is not happy at all that Nokia just unveiled three Android phones

If you have to go, you might as well go out with a bang. Nokia made waves and ruffles feathers on Monday morning when it unveiled not one but three new smartphones that are powered by Google’s Android operating system. The mobile software on the Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL is barely recognizable as Android, with a heavily modified tile-based user interface that resembles Windows Phone. But if you ask executives at Microsoft, they’ll tell you… it’s Android. More →

No Comments
Nokia X, Nokia X+, Nokia XL Specs, Release Date

Nokia unveils not one, but three Android handsets

By on February 24, 2014 at 3:05 AM.

Nokia unveils not one, but three Android handsets

After numerous leaks that unofficially revealed many details about Nokia’s first Android handset, the company has finally unveiled its first ever Android handsets. Nokia early on Monday announced the Nokia X smartphone and its Nokia X+ and Nokia XL brothers, although they’re not the regular Android devices users would expect. Instead, we’re looking at a forked Android operating system here, which lacks certain parts, and visually resembles Windows Phone. More →

No Comments
Events
Nokia MWC Live Stream

Here’s how to watch live as Nokia unveils its first (and last?) Android phone

By on February 23, 2014 at 2:30 PM.

Here’s how to watch live as Nokia unveils its first (and last?) Android phone

Nokia and Android. Android and Nokia. Smartphone enthusiasts have wondered for quite some time what Android would be like on one of Nokia’s signature handsets. While most were likely hoping for Android on a high-end Nokia phone, the mystery will soon be over. We’ll never know what Nokia’s current situation would be if Samsung hadn’t scared Nokia CEO Stephen Elop away from Android. But now, for the first time ever, we’ll at least know what an Android phone from Nokia is like. More →

No Comments
Nokia Android Phone Microsoft

Why Microsoft is smart to let Nokia launch an Android phone

By on February 20, 2014 at 11:21 AM.

Why Microsoft is smart to let Nokia launch an Android phone

It’s no secret that Microsoft is hurting as the world moves to mobile. Sales of Windows Phones are miniscule compared to the competition, and the Surface is small potatoes compared to the iPad. With Satya Nadella as Microsoft’s new CEO, the company would be smart to start selling a “Nokia X” phone running on Android. More →

No Comments
Nokia X Photos

This is Nokia’s Android phone

By on February 20, 2014 at 10:21 AM.

This is Nokia’s Android phone

We’ve heard the many rumors, we’ve read the specs and we’ve seen the numerous leaked marketing renders published around the web, and now the upcoming Nokia X Android phone has been revealed in the clearest photos yet. Many scoffed at the idea that Nokia might launch an Android phone before it left the phone business. Why would Microsoft allow it? Crazier things have certainly happened though, and we’re now less than a week away from seeing the X get official. More →

No Comments
Nokia X Photos

Nokia X Android phone leaks again ahead of next week’s debut

By on February 18, 2014 at 8:00 AM.

Nokia X Android phone leaks again ahead of next week’s debut

The smartphone market would be a very different place if Nokia had made the switch from Symbian and Meego to Android instead of Windows Phone. We’ll never know if the Finnish vendor would have fared any better or if CEO Elop was right to be scared off by Samsung. What we do know is that the company didn’t do very well with Windows Phone and as of April, it will no longer be a smartphone maker. Before consumers part ways with Nokia, however, the vendor plans to make waves (at least) one last time by unveiling an Android smartphone next week at the annual Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain. More →

No Comments
Nokia X Performance Tests

Nokia’s upcoming budget Android phone beats its flagship phone in performance tests

By on January 29, 2014 at 3:42 PM.

Nokia’s upcoming budget Android phone beats its flagship phone in performance tests

Nokia’s “Normandy” Android phone was initially used as a weapon to force Microsoft’s hand and secure the $5 billion sale of Nokia’s devices and services business. As we’re now finding out, however, it looks like Nokia plans to actually launch the handset before that sale is completed. Nokia was initially scared away from the Android platform by Samsung’s imminent Android takeover, but now that the company has nothing to lose, it’s apparently going to see what a low-end Nokia smartphone running Android can do in emerging markets — and possibly in leading smartphone markets as well; in an interesting twist, the low-end “Nokia X” actually outshined Nokia’s flagship Windows Phone, the Lumia 1020, in a browser performance test uncovered by GSM Arena. More →

No Comments
Nokia X Specs

The last piece of the Nokia Android phone puzzle is now in place

By on January 28, 2014 at 2:30 PM.

The last piece of the Nokia Android phone puzzle is now in place

We’ll never know where Nokia would be right now if it had chosen Android instead of Windows Phone as its mobile platform of choice. Instead, Samsung scared CEO Stephen Elop away from Google’s mobile OS and the rest, as they say, is history. Nokia will soon be out of the mobile phone business once it dumps its devices and services division onto Microsoft as part of a $7.2 billion deal, but the company apparently plans to make waves one last time by unveiling its first Android phone next month. More →

No Comments