Microsoft pulls the plug on Android for Nokia X series

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Well, that didn’t take very long, did it? After roughly one half of a year in existence, Microsoft’s Nokia X line of smartphones is going away. In a letter to employees from Stephen Elop, we learn that Microsoft is downsizing to the tune of 18,000 people of which 12,500 come from ...

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Nokia X, X+ and XL wont receive the software platform 2.0 update

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We’ve got some bad news for all of you who purchased the Nokia X, X+, or Nokia XL. None of these devices will be updated to software platform 2.0. Nokia says that the upgrade isn’t possible due to hardware limitations. Nokia’s software platform 2.0 is based on a forked version ...

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Microsoft calls on Nokia X2 for emerging markets

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As expected, Microsoft on Tuesday announced its latest Android smartphone in the form of an entry-level Nokia X2. Slated for release in July, the handset features a 4.3-inch ClearBlack display, 1.2GHz Snapdragon 200 processor with 1GB RAM, and a 5-megapixel/1-megapixel camera duo. The Nokia X2 ...

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Nokia X2 will be slightly bigger, slightly more powerful

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When the Nokia X, originally known as the Nokia Normandy, was announced, most were disappointed by its entry-level specs. The device rocks a 4-inch 800 x 480 display, 1GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 512MB RAM, 4 GB internal storage, 3-megapixel rear camera with fixed focus and dual-SIM ...

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Install the Nokia X camera on your Android 4.1+ device

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Whilst the Nokia X wasn’t exactly the flagship high-end spec’d out Android device we were hoping for from Nokia, the camera that is bundled with the device has some pretty nice settings, and we all know Nokia can make a pretty good camera (app). If Google’s own camera app ...

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1 million Nokia X pre-orders in China? Not so

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There has recently been a rumor floating around that there has been 1 million pre-orders of the Nokia X in China. But, as it turns out the website handling Nokia’s Chinese pre-orders just has a button that says “Pre-Order” which anyone can click at any time, without any sort ...

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Nokia X gets rooted bringing custom ROM and Google Services

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One of the best things about Android is the customisation options available. So when the Nokia X was announced only for it to be confirmed there would be no Google services integration, developers everywhere simply took that as a challenge. Nokia still make arguably the best hardware out of all ...

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How To: Install the Nokia X App Store

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As you all may be aware, Nokia is now making Android smartphones, although they have a very Metro UI look and don’t have access to the Google Play store. The Nokia X, X+, and XL, all lower-end devices to extend the reach of Microsoft’s services, run Nokia’s own store to get apps on ...

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Nokia X teased on MWC landing page

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Nokia, getting ready to debut its first Android smartphone, is getting pretty heavy-handed with the teasing. Head to the Finnish hardware maker’s website today and you’ll find a nice big green X made out of four black arrows. The color matches other shades of green we’ve seen ...

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Nokia X (Normandy) specs revealed to be entry-level

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Likely aimed at first-time smartphone buyers, Nokia’s first Android features low-end hardware The purported specifications for Nokia’s first Android smartphone have leaked online, pointing to an entry-level experience.  According to @evleaks, the so-called Nokia X shares much of the ...

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Nokia’s Here Maps available now on Samsung phones

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As you likely know by now, Android is known for its choices. Don’t like the keyboard that came with your phone? Check out Swiftkey. Don’t like the camera? Check out Google Camera. Don’t like Google Maps? Nokia has an alternative for you. Nokia has brought their GPS and map app called Here to ...

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A proper Nokia Lumia device running Android is coming our way, report says

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We’ve all heard this rumor before, we’ve heard it numerous times in fact. All that hope and then we get Nokia X which is an abomination of sorts, not an Android device, hence the use of “proper” in the title. Abomination might be a strong word, but Nokia X is neither a ...

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Access your important stuff quicker with Nokia’s new Z Launcher [App of the Day]

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Introducing Z Launcher from Nokia Z Launcher on Vimeo. Samsung is not the only hardware maker to debut a new launcher for Android this week. Indeed, Nokia has thrown their best effort at us, introducing its new Z Launcher app. Designed with the premises of helping users more quickly get to the ...

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Nokia debuts Android-powered X, X+, and XL

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All eyes were pointed at Nokia during Mobile World Congress for a glimpse at the long awaited “secret” Android powered devices the company was said to be working on. These were considered a last gasp effort at exploring Android before being absorbed by Microsoft. However, it seems ...

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The week’s best Android rumors: Galaxy Tab 4, HTC Nexus 10, Desire 8, Nokia Normandy, and more

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Samsung will possibly introduce the Galaxy Tab 4 line of tablets at Mobile World Congress, according to whispers. Details include a 7-inch, 8-inch, and 10.1-inch model are in order; common specs include 1280×800 resolution, microSD, and 1.2GHz processors. Storage will ...

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