Nokia Welcomes Android Developers; Expands Global Developer Footprint with Nokia X, X+ and XL

Nokia has unveiled five new affordable handsets including a new family of smartphones debuting on the Nokia X software platform. Based on the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), and backed by Nokia’s deep ties with operators, the Nokia X platform gives Android(TM) developers the chance to tap into, and profit from, a rapidly expanding part of the market. The launch builds on Nokia’s leadership in delivering innovation to more price points with its family of Lumia smartphones, and the latest momentum for Windows Phone.


“Today Windows Phone is the fastest growing mobile ecosystem in the world, and we continue to see incredible momentum with our Lumia smartphones,” said Bryan Biniak, Vice President and General Manager, Developer Experience at Nokia. “Now, with the introduction of the Nokia X family of devices, we’re delivering the same design, quality and innovation Nokia is known to lower price points to capture the fastest-growing segment of the smartphone market.”

The Nokia X is an entry-level device with a 4-inch screen, 5MP camera and just 4GB of memory.  

The X looks similar to Nokia’s current basic Asha smartphones and is due to go on sale next month. 

Elsewhere, the screen has a low 800 x 480 resolution and is powered by the 1.2 GHz dual-core processor with 512MB RAM.  

Despite being the first Android handset from the Finnish firm, it has chosen to run an older version of the Google-owner software – Android 4.1 Jellybean. The most up-to-date version is Android 4.4 KitKat.  

Camera wise, the Nokia X comes with a rear-facing 3MP camera and the XL includes a 2MP front-facing device and 5MP on the back.

Both the Nokia X and Nokia X+ will be available in bright green, bright red, cyan, yellow, black and white.

The Nokia XL will be available in bright green, orange, cyan, yellow, black and white.

All three devices are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon dual core processor and support Dual SIM, letting people switch SIM cards to get better deals.


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