Nokia launches Android X phone range

Monday 24 February 2014 | 09:27 CET | News
Nokia announced its new range of X smartphones that can run Android applications. Part of an increased focus on emerging markets, the X phones will offer a user interface inspired by the tiles on its high-end Lumia smartphones at a much lower price point, while also adding access to Android apps through the Nokia Store. Apps such as BBM, Facebook, Line, Skype and Twitter will be available at launch for the X phones, and Nokia said most existing Android apps can be published on the Nokia Store with no changes. Similar to Amazon's Kindle devices, the Nokia X phones will offer access to

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