24 Feb '14, 5pm

[MWC 2014] What the Fork? Nokia X, Nokia X+ & Nokia XL Android Phones Unleashed

[MWC 2014] What the Fork? Nokia X, Nokia X+ & Nokia XL Android Phones Unleashed

So the rumours have rang true. After much speculation and leaks, Nokia has bravely stepped into Android territory with its maiden Nokia X smartphone. To everyone’s surprise though, Nokia didn’t just fork out a single device but three – also the Nokia X+ and Nokia XL. But isn’t Nokia a Microsoft company? And doesn’t Nokia run Windows Phone OS ? Yes and Yes and apparently No. No forking way! Nokia’s three new devices unraveled at the 2014 Mobile World Congress (MWC) are pretty unique devices out of the bat. Firstly, while they breathe familiar Lumia and Asha DNA in terms of hardware and design, they run a forked version of Android – the open-sourced AOSP . Much like how Amazon did it with its Kindle OS. The forked version has underpinnings and all the benefits of Android aside from running Google apps and will not feature a Google Play Store . Apps are available from the cur...

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