mrdoubleb, 16 Mar 2014You dovrealize this has nothing tovdo with MS, right? MS doesn't even own Nokia's phone busine... moreI the minds of the consumer MS/Nokia buyout is already done. Really, isn't the last month tying up loose ends and formality?
basushaunak, 16 Mar 2014Can you suggest why should we ditch Lumia 520 for this? Especially if we consider that without... moreLumia 520 or Nokia X ? They target different segment.
For average user, Lumia 520 is more than enough. You can make phone calls, messaging, browse internet, check maps, take picture/video, watch movies, listen music, write office docs/spreadsheet, social network, etc.
But if you like to customize your phone, get bored fast, or like to try different things, Nokia X is the way to go.
Also if you're a hardcore gamer, you'd better pick Nokia X. Android has the largest game emulators available. Not to mention that native Android game library is already huge, pretty close to iOS.
Last, if you like choice, you should pick Nokia X. There's many app for browser, video player, music player, office, etc, on Android. Of course it might be daunting and confusing to some poeple.
I know people that prefer simple phone, and only use stock apps. But there's also people that like to explore possibilities, try different things, pushing their phone to the limit.
So in the end, it really depends on what you use your phone for. If you prefer a simple phone that works, go with Lumia 520.
Tech.Chief, 16 Mar 2014:)))))))))) That is soooo Microsoft!You dovrealize this has nothing tovdo with MS, right? MS doesn't even own Nokia's phone business for another month. Even if they did, do you really think they would be drumming up android sales?!
Pedro Ibañez, 16 Mar 2014First of all who will going to buy fake Android if you were a fan of that OS, we would rather ... moreCorrect me if I am wrong, but Amazon Kindles sold amazingly well with a forked version of Android.
First of all who will going to buy fake Android if you were a fan of that OS, we would rather choose giants like Samsung, Sony or LG. Right?
hard time for Nokia to sell low ram memory phone in 2014
Nokia is destroying our image with poor display and low memory phones
Anonymoussss, 16 Mar 2014The thing that Microsoft (Nokia) dont seem to grasp is that, NOT many people will buy a phone ... moreThe thing you don't seem to grasp is the target demographic that buys this kind of phone couldn't care less about the name of the store they purchase their apps from, let it be name "Google Play", "Amazon Market" or "Nokia Store".
On top of that, for a device with such limited capabilities, having a store which (beforehand) removes the apps you couldn't possibly ever run in that phone can only be a GOOD THING, specially considering how the vast majority of the masses will be clueless in properly estimating system requirements for said apps (which they have to estimate, since "Google Play" does such a poor job in actually informing about hardware requirements).
Ahahaha... Well, it's fine with me, I'll pre-order Nokia X this time, participating in those 1 million for real :D
The thing that Microsoft (Nokia) dont seem to grasp is that, NOT many people will buy a phone with no Android Market app store( yes you can root it but for the average person, he/she won't go through that length n void the Warranty)!
Anonymous, 16 Mar 2014agreed, no one manufacturer called as top leaders provide better device in this segment as bes... moreCan you suggest why should we ditch Lumia 520 for this? Especially if we consider that without playstore support and loaded with M$ services they are identical except for smoothness of UI - where M$ is better - like it or not...
Sounds very unlogic. To lure people away from your OS to get them interested in your operatingsystem, by letting them sign up for a competing OS. KUDOS
i doubt x1 will be very sellable, despite it sound using android. nokia has announced that there wil be no play store n google search.
Lucky it wasn't Samsung or they would have been battered for it, by the looks of it they will cop it either way...
Yesterday I went to a nokia priority dealer in Pune, India and when asked the service guy showed me the green nokia x ( rooted ). The "go launcher" was in action and it was neatly smooth. But I never knew nokia would root the phone to customers officialy.
looks great with the rooted format. ( to be honest much better than the asha borrowed fastlane concept. Fastlane is good for a feature phone I believe. In the default nokia x launcher, whatver app we download will go to the primary screen, which will make the user scroll a lot.)
A rooted nokia x is a feast to eyes and recommended.