Nokia X gets root treatment, runs Google Now launcher and Google Apps with ease

Well guys, The Nokia X is rooted. Yes, that’s real quick. Nokia X is Nokia’s first android smartphone and was launched by Nokia at the MWC 2014 just a few days back. The phone has been rooted by a XDA developer. The developer has also released a video showing the Nokia X running the Google Now launcher and Goggle Apps with ease.

Nokia X running Google Play Store
Nokia X running Google Play Store

The developer used the Framaroot app to root the device. The phone as seen in the video is running the Google Now launcher which allows the users to launch Google Now by swiping left from the home screen.

I think this is just the beginning and we will see more and more developers developing custom rom’s for the phone considering the super affordable price tag of the phone.

Source: XDA

Nokia X : Nokia’s first android phones official

The Nokia Android phone is official. After number of leaks and buildup, Nokia’s first android phone is, the Nokia X is finally unveiled. However the biggest surprise is Nokia launched not just one but three of them, X, X+ and XL.

As reported earlier the Nokia X will run on a forked version of android. The android version is 4.4.2. The UI is pretty much similar to windows phone OS and there is also the familiar Fastlane feature from the Asha range of smart feature phones. Though the phones are running on AOSP, there will be no official google apps. Nokia has created an app store and users can also install apps from third party app stores and by side loading them.

Nokia-X-Dual-SIM
Nokia-X-Dual-SIM

Talking about the phones, the 3G enabled Nokia X boasts of a 4” WVGA IPS LCD with 512MB of RAM and 4GB internal memory. Under the hood there is a dual core Qualcomm MSM8225 Snapdragon S4 Play processor with Adreno 203 GPU. There is a 3.2mp camera at the back and no secondary camera. The phone will be immediately available across the globe for 89 euros (~7000INR).

The second in the X club is the X+. The X+ is similar to the X but with additional RAM at 768MB and Nokia has added a 4GB micro SD card to internal storage. The phone will be available from Q2-2014 for 99 euros (~7600INR).

Nokia-XL-Dual-SIM
Nokia-XL-Dual-SIM

The third and the most interesting phone in the Nokia X lineup is the Nokia XL. As the name suggests it’s the bigger version of Nokia X+. The phone comes with a 5” WVGA display, 5MP autofocus camera at the back and a 2MP front facing camera for Skype calling and occasional selfies. Rest of the specifications are similar to the X+. The phone will also be available starting Q2 for 109 euros (~ 9300INR).

Nokia’s first Android phone to be called Nokia X, expected to be launched in India during IPL 7

The much anticipated android phone from Nokia leaked again yesterday courtesy evleaks. The leaked press image shows the budget droid from Nokia in green confirming the official name as Nokia X.

nokia-x

The phone marks a change in strategy for Nokia as it has till now only concentrated on the Windows Phone OS for its smartphones. This will be first ever device from Nokia running on android OS. However it must be noted that the Nokia X will be running a forked version of android (like Kindle Fire tablets from Amazon) and will not be supporting any of the Google apps and services including the play store.

Also, a report published by BGR India says that the phone has already been seeded to top developers in India and is expected to be officially launched during the IPL 7 with huge marketing. The report also mentions that Nokia has created an app store for the phone and has already managed to get most of the top 100 android apps in it.

Nokia is expected to place the phone between the Asha and Lumia 520 and will most probably be pricing it sub 7k.

Nokia X (a.k.a Nokia Normandy) rumoured specifications:

Operating system – Modified Android KitKat 4.4.1
SoC – Believed to be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 8225Q
CPU – 1.0 GHz dual-core Qualcomm
Memory – 512 MB RAM
Storage – 4 GB
Removable storage – Micro SD support
Battery – 1500 mAh
Display – 4″ 854×480
Rear camera – 5 MP