The primary rumors about an Android-powered Nokia smartphone surfaced remaining September, then after Microsoft introduced their intention to purchase Nokia’s telephone division everybody although that the Finland-primarily based firm has ditched the undertaking.
As time glided by, the rumors about an Android smartphone code named Nokia Normandy began to roam across the net, additionally hinting that the Finns would possibly introduce it someday in 2014. Over the last few weeks, the oldsters at Nokia have launched a number of Normandy teasers, a few them suggesting that the smartphone would possibly go on sale as Nokia X.
Again in January, Nokia teased their Cellular World Congress press adventure, with a inexperienced leaf heritage, and most tech publications wrote that the fairway leaf suggestions at an Android tool. A few weeks after the MWC teaser, the corporate’s Fb and Twitter pages grew to become inexperienced quickly, additionally translated with the aid of many as a touch to the Android-powered Normandy.
Now, the Nokia Conversations blog posted a countdown timer to the company’s MWC 2014 press event in Barcelona (held February 24 at 8.30AM, local time) along side a teaser photo. If the above evidence wasn’t enough for you to believe that the Nokia X is real, look at the teaser image above. Besides having a green background (the official color of the Android logo) the black arrows form an “X.”
The latest reports have pictured an almost complete image of the Nokia X and, so far, we know that the budget Android smartphone developed by the Finish company would bring a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 512 MB of RAM, 4-inch screen (the resolution is yet unknown), 4 GB of microSD-expandable storage, 5 MP rear-facing camera, 1,500 mAh battery, and dual-SIM support on certain markets. Leaks have shown that Nokia customized the Android interface to be a reminiscent of Windows Phone’s tiled UI and that the handset might not have Gapps support, as they were replaced by Nokia’s services and a Nokia app store similar to Samsung’s/
It’s obvious that the Nokia X is a budget smartphone with low-end specs and that its main competitor will be the Moto G. But will the folks at Nokia set the price lower than Moto G’s $ 179? Would you be interested in purchasing the device given the locked-down ecosystem?