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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PulseOn early look: Making heart rate monitoring easier than ever

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While smartwatches and fitness trackers are taking the tech world by storm, PulseOn aims to put a dent in the competition’s numbers. Smartwatches and wearable fitness trackers are relatively new to us, though the idea has been around for quite some time. Something you can wear on your ...

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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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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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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 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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Google could be working on an even cheaper Nexus

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If the Nexus 5 wasn’t budget enough already. a new report has surfaced that suggests Google has partnered with MediaTek for a very low-priced Nexus smartphone. With Nokia lining up their budget Android handsets aimed at developing markets, it’s expected that the MediaTek processor ...

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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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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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WSJ: Nokia will debut first Android phone at Mobile World Congress

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Nokia expects to debut its first Android-based smartphone at Mobile World Congress, reports the Wall Street Journal. According to the news outlet, the device was under development when Microsoft made its bid for Nokia’s device business. Thus far the leaked specifications suggest the ...

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Nokia and HTC put patent litigation behind them

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Nokia and HTC have settled their ongoing patent disputes and now look to be forming a working relationship. An announcement on Nokia’s press page tells us the two companies have settled all pending litigation and entered into a collaborative arrangement. According to the press release, ...

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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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A Nokia Normandy concept we can get behind

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If all of the recent rumors prove to be true, we should soon see a Nokia smartphone running Android under the hood. Expected to debut at Mobile World Congress, the so-called Normandy will be our first Android device from the Finnish hardware maker. We’ve seen a few leaks over the last ...

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Nokia’s Mobile World Congress event could be long-awaited foray into Android

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Nokia may finally announce its first Android-powered smartphone at Mobile World Congress, according to the latest round of reports. An invitation being sent out today has people buzzing that we could be a matter of weeks away from seeing the rumored Normandy device. The invitation has Nokia ...

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