Nokia India to Launch Nokia X Forked Android Phone on March 10

Nokia’s most awaited forked Android smartphone, the Nokia X will be launched in India on 10 March. Nokia India has sent us an invite for an event on March 10, where it will launch the Nokia X.

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We expect; Nokia may also announce its other forked android phones the  X+ and XL. The Nokia X would start retailing for Rs.8,499 approx in Indian market.

The Nokia X comes with a 4-inch IPS capacitive display, powered by a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core processor paired with 512MB of RAM, 3MP camera and Dual SIM. The device has 4GB of internal storage and tile-based user interface inspired by Nokia Lumia smartphones. It will be available in bright green, bright red, cyan, yellow, black and white.

Nokia X is 3G smartphone runs on forked version of Android OS. It doesn’t have Google Play Store, however user can download Android Apps from Nokia’s App store that boasts a combination of its own and Microsoft’s. With the purchase of any Nokia X family smartphone, people will  free cloud storage using OneDrive and one month of Skype’s Unlimited World Subscription for a limited time, ideal to make international calls to landlines in more than 60 countries and to mobile phones in 8 countries.

Nokia had announced its first Android smartphones as part of the X series at the Mobile World Congress last month as we shared on TelecomTalk. Stay Tuned for more updates :)

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  • idea88 March 7, 2014 5:40 pm

    @ss, Darshan , esmail i filed complaint in pgportal. but i am not recd any no. for viewing my complaint . how can i see it. ??? help brothers.

  • Rama March 7, 2014 11:57 am

    +1.
    @Sudhakar
    Bro dont get me wrong,but you would have to compromise on your attitude or either make sure that all your comments are 100% correct.If you make wrong comments and at the same time call other people at Telecom Talk “stupid,donkey,idiot…” then people are going come down heavily upon you whenever you make a msitake in your comment.

  • ROHAN SINGH March 7, 2014 11:12 am

    No play store, old android version, no guarantee of getting Kit Kat too. Stay away from this and instead buy a real android phone instead of this forked one.

  • S.Sudhakar March 6, 2014 11:04 pm

    Rooting rooting. Stop talking about this stupid thing. Instead discuss how to make forked android better,

    Any way. You can manually visit play.google.com and install the apps.

    • Shadab Ahmed March 7, 2014 1:14 am

      This shows that you know nothing about android.
      firstly please explain how can we install app using play.google.com on nokia x devices and lastly without rooting you can’t make nokia x better other than changing wallpapers

      • Sudhakar March 7, 2014 12:29 pm

        Starting from Nokia N8 itself nokia copied google android and incorporated drop down menus and conversation view in messages. Then the icons look and display are copied from Windows phone. Now nokia is releasing android phone !!!. What a joke !!!.

        • SS March 7, 2014 4:29 pm

          Its not joke. For 99% there are many things in the world other than Symbian. Sorry to say that Symbian is dead and now we must focus on how to make things better as per the current situation. How many days you would use your Symbian phone. One day you will have to upgrade and the options will be an Iphone, Windows phone, Android. Android too copied from iOS. Its good to copy something worth (unless an until it doesn’t violate copyright).

          Don’t get be wrong but your comments appear here like the ones from a 10 year old boy. Grow up dear! Stop repeating the same things again and again like a parrot. For example:- every time any article about 3G, you say that no operators provide full edge speed how they will provide 3G. Now how an operator will provide full edge speed with so many customers and AVOID provides good speeds on both 2G and 3G. I get 25KB/ps on airtel delhi and Idea UPE (2G).

          That was just an example. Many things to say and many people have corrected you. Please think of it.

          • Rama March 7, 2014 4:56 pm

            +1
            Its not a joke.Nokia had to preserve its long-term relationship with Microsoft and hence did they choose a forked Android version without any Google support.Any non-tech savvy person can easily mistake the Nokia X to be Nokia Lumia 520.There are certain business commitments every company has to fulfill and Nokia is doing the same with Microsoft.Essentailly Nokia has nothing against Google or Android.Nokia is a hardware manufacturer.Infact launching a Nokia X with stock Android and Google would only help Nokia to bring in more sales and easily update the X devices.But since Nokia has been taking 250 million $ from Microsoft every year as OS support they had to remain loyal to Microsoft and hence did they choose the route of forked Android.

          • SUDHAKAR March 7, 2014 5:19 pm

            The operator must not increase the subscribers if they can’t provide proper infrastructure to the existing customers. Why are you blaming me for condemning the mobile operators?.

            I my words, 2G is dead, 3G is in coma and 4G is just a vehicle which has departed for long journey without enough fuel (that is the speed of 4G will be slowed down in the near future to launch 5G without bothering whether the customers has actually used or seen it !!!). Then there is nothing wrong in calling india a technologically slum country. Understood?. 99% people here are in favour of the operators. Shame on them.

    • Rama March 7, 2014 1:17 am

      @Sudhakar
      Upon going to play.google.com you would be asked to register with you gmail id and password,after that once you choose to install a paticular app,you would have to click install and ok the permissions required.Thereafter the app is downloaded through the play store app on android and not as an induvidual APK which can be later on installed.So going to play,google.com is not going to help unless and until you have play store installed in the device. Apps cannotbe manually downloaded from play.google.com.

    • Rama March 7, 2014 1:48 am

      @sudhakar
      I tried out what you said on my Nokia X2-02.I went to play store on my X2,punched in my log in details and selected to install an app.But the app got downloaded through play store on my other android device which is registered on the same email id.If what you said has to work then I should have been able to get raw APK the file downloaded on my X2.

    • Android March 7, 2014 9:50 am

      REMEMBER GUYS HE IS THE DIE HARD SUPPORTER OF SYMBIAN AND SOMEONE EVEN NAMED HIM AS SYMBIAN SUDHAKAR.

      • Rama March 7, 2014 11:51 am

        There is nothing wrong in being a symbian supporter but sudhakar’s comment regarding manual download of apps from play.google.com makes little or almost no sense and that’s why are people crticising him.

    • SS March 7, 2014 10:40 am

      Again……….Again comes a senseless comment from you. Can you say why you are calling this a stupid thing? Many people would prefer stock android UI so whats the option for them? Rooting will be easier

  • Upesh March 6, 2014 10:05 pm

    512 RAM ?, Nokia have not learnt lesson from relaunch of Lumia 525 but thank god dual sim, bye the way the Nokia X is rooted and we can use Google apps and play store (Google for how to root Nokia X). So android lovers can buy this phone with.

    • Rama March 7, 2014 1:19 am

      @upesh
      Bro if memory is your only concern the better go for nokia X+ which comes with 768 mb of ram.

      • Upesh March 7, 2014 9:47 am

        I think these are nokia’s experimental handsets, nokia will surely launch the better handsets with some good hardware. will it be better to wait and watch.

        • Rama March 7, 2014 11:47 am

          90% chances are that these might end up being Nokia’s last android devices and once microsoft completes its acqusition the Nokia X or the Android line of Nokia phones are going to come to an end.So if you really want an android-based Nokia phone now is the time to buy.
          Nonnetheless there is also a 10% chance that microsoft may continue with Nokia X post acqusition also.

  • sreejith March 6, 2014 8:30 pm

    better buy lumia 525

  • Rama March 6, 2014 6:24 pm

    If you ask me,buying the Nokia X does not make much sense,dont get me wrong I am a die-hard Nokia fan but still I do not appreciate the concept of forked android(No access to Google Play or Google apps) being used by Nokia.

    According to me the Sony Xperia E1 dual with a [stock android like version+Google support] is a better choice than Nokia X

    If your a [Nokia + stock Android with Google] fan then there is a solution for you and that’s rooting.Althought if someone is ready to root buying the Nokia X+ with 768 mb of ram makes more sense. But rooting is a very tricky process for beginners and one wrong move can make you device as useless as a brick.Added to that rooting is going to make you lose your warranty and is going to make your phone more suceptible to malware.

    • SS March 6, 2014 8:59 pm

      Its not going to be in market for long time. Microsoft is going to stop it. Windows phone is their primary target.

      OR

      A strategy made by Microsoft/Nokia. Maybe they want to set an example of forked android to samsung so that it dumps Google Android and develop its own forked android and then the headache for Google would start.

      Rooting??????
      Not that hard!

      • Rama March 7, 2014 1:43 am

        @SS
        Yup the devices are not gonna stay for long,infact it was Nokia X and Nokia X+ which provoked Microsoft to purchase Nokia.The X and X+ have been in development ever since last year and because of these android devices only microsoft bought nokia in the first place.I probably guess the devices would have not released if microsoft would have been able to complete its acqusition on time but because of IT issue in India and patent in issue in China,microsoft was not able to complete its acqusition on time thereby giving Nokia some room to release these android devices.

        I will have to wait and see how well these devices do.The major problem over here is that once microsoft is able to complete its acqusition they would discontinue X and X+ thereby not giving the devices adequate time to create some serious impact.

        Microsoft has clearly stated that they are unhappy about Nokia releasing Android devices.

        One small theory on the internet is that microsoft has actually been ok about nokia releasing android devices.According to the theory the logic behind microsoft releasing android devices is to make use of the apps that have been developed for android over the years while at the same time remove all Google presence and promote its own services instead.But if you ask me the theory has little scope and mostly the X line of nokia is bound to be dictontinued.

        Anyhow I am more excited about Windows Phone 8.1.Microsoft has officialy confirmed that WP 8.1
        will support dual sim.Apart from that WP 8.1 will have on screen touch controls just like android so this effectively means that a single phone can be used as both an android as well as WP depending on the software being flashed by the manufacturer.As far as rumors are concerned xolo is in the rumor of making a WP 8.1 device.WP 8.1 is bound to release on 2 april at microsoft’s BUILD developer conference.

        As far is samsung is concerned they are definitely desperate to promote their own services but I do not know if they would bring forked devices since as I have already said X and X+ are not gonna stay for long to create a big impact.Apart from that the recently launched S5 has been a flop,so I dont think Samsung can risk taking such a move.

        I know rooting is a easy process but thats only for tech savvy people.For beginners rooting is still fairly complicated and one wrong move has the potential to do some serious software damage.For example the user forgetting to allow USB debugging,making wrong clicks at odin and what not.