As you might have already heard , Nokia has finally launched an android phone, wait lets not get too excited about it. There is still one tiny detail which you should be aware of, that is the nokia X android phones does not come with google services and google play store with million of apps.
You see android is made of two parts. The main part is Android Open Source Project (AOSP), which is open source available to everyone and then other part is Google Mobile Services (GMS) which include many newer feature and playstore , google mail , maps etc.
So Nokia has taken AOSP and then added its own store and services. This means that all the apps will not be available immediately in Nokia’s App store. But Nokia says that 75% of the apps will work , but developers will still have to re-submit them in the Nokia App stores.
So forexample all your friends who have google’s android phones are playing a multiplayer game which uses google’s API , you wont be able to join them with your nokia X. But normally I believe that top 50 android apps will already be there in nokia X.
Nokia is basically replacing the OS in its Asha series to android , which is a good move to capture the markets in developing countries like Pakistan. Nokia has not announced the launch date or prices for the nokia X phones in Pakistan yet but below are the hardware specs and expected prices in Pakistan.
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Nokia X vs Nokia X Plus vs Nokia XL
|Price in Pakistan||Rs. 13,800||Rs. 14,500||Rs. 16,000|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon™ S4, dual-core 1 GHz processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core 1 GHz||Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core 1 GHz|
|RAM||512 mb||768 mb||768 mb|
|Display Size||4 in WVGA (800 x 480)||4 in WVGA (800 x 480)||5 in WVGA (800 x 480)|
|Pixel Density||233 ppi||233 ppi||187 ppi|
|Display Technology||IPS LCD||IPS LCD||IPS LCD|
|Storage||4 GB||4 GB||4 GB|
|Rear Camera||3 MP||3 MP||5 MP|
|Front Camera||-||-||2 MP|
|Battery Capacity||1500 mAh||1500 mAh||2000 mAh|
|Wi-Fi||WLAN IEEE 802.11 b/g/n||WLAN IEEE 802.11 b/g/n||WLAN IEEE 802.11 b/g/n|
|Sim||Dual Sim||Dual Sim||Single Sim|
So you see there is not much difference between the specs and prices . They all have the same processors , which is 1 ghz Dual core. One thing to note here is that these Dual core processors are far better and faster then media Tek Dual core processors which are available in android phones in this price range.
Nokia X has 512 mb RAM however Nokia X+ and Nokia XL come with 768 mb RAM. They all have the same display , however Nokia XL has lower pixel density.
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