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Nokia X review: Nokia meets Android

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by on April 12, 2014 5:52 am
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Does Nokia’s legendary build quality, optics, and overall robustness translate to its Android phones? Or is the X line too little too late? We answer these questions in our Nokia X review.

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JD.com, one of China’s largest online stores, has sold its complete stock of Nokia X handsets in just 4 minutes. In the run up to the device’s official release it was reported that JD.com had pre-orders for over 1 million devices. The new phone went on sale at 10:00 AM on March 24 (Beijing time) and by 10:04 it was all over.

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What is Nokia thinking? Can its Android X phone line-up really act as a gateway drug for Windows Phone, or is this experiment set to end in disaster? We take a look at the best case scenario for Nokia and Microsoft, before pointing out the flaws.

Nokia X hands-on (MWC 2014)

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by on February 28, 2014 1:32 pm
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At MWC 2014 Nokia finally gave the world several new Nokia devices that run on Android, even if the experience isn’t exactly what we hoped for, due to the customized WP-like UI and lack of Google services. Curious to learn more about the Nokia X? Join us as we take a look!

How Nokia runs Windows Phone apps on Android

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by on February 28, 2014 3:40 am
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How did Nokia port its MixRadio app to Android? Did Nokia re-write the app in Java? No, what Nokia did was to use a special bit of software from a company called Xamarin that basically lets Windows Phone app run on Android.