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Well, that sure didn’t take long. The bizarre Nokia X, technically built on an underlying layer of Android code but really made to resemble a Windows Phone on the software front without actually running WP, is merely four months old. Five, if we count the timing of its formal introduction rather than the commercial launch. Meanwhile, the slightly beefier but just as experimental X2, powered by a Nokia X platform 2.0 UI which might as well be called Windroid, is yet to be released. Both handhelds, plus the first-generation X+ and XL...

The Nokia X smartphone was a small little experiment from Nokia which has clearly failed to take off. The arrival of low cost smartphones like the Moto E didn’t make it any easier for Nokia. And now, as Microsoft closes in on its acquisition of the Finnish manufacturer, it has decided to stop making Android based Nokia X phones in the future. In a letter written by Nokia CEO Stephen Elop to employees, it is mentioned how the Nokia X design philosophy will slowly shift into Windows Phone in the coming months. The company however...

Defying logic, common sense and, perhaps least important, tech traditions, Nokia took the wraps off an X follow-up aptly named X2 just five months after the first-gen was introduced. Even nuttier, the upgraded Android-based handheld is up for grabs in “in select countries globally”, which means it started selling less than 100 days on the heels of its predecessor. Clearly, the whole timeline is all messed up. But the X2 ain’t the problem. The X was, and whoever green-lit the humble 4 incher has some explaining to do. If he’s not...

After several leaks and rumors, the Nokia X2 smartphone has finally gone official today. The handset is a significant improvement over the Nokia X and packs some much needed upgrades. The display size of the smartphone has been bumped to 4.3 inches from 4.0 inches, although the resolution remains unchanged at 480 x 800. Also new on board is a slightly improved 5-megapixel camera sensor, 1GB of RAM and a 1,800 mAh battery. The dual core Snapdragon 200 SoC on board has been overclocked to 1.2 GHz here, which should make the device quite...

Nokia has just posted a teaser for a new device with the title – “Green with envy” suggesting that this is the Nokia X successor which has been leaked already. The teaser hints that the new device is incoming on the 24th of June, so we might not have to wait long to know. It’s slightly odd though that Nokia would unveil a Nokia X like device this early in the day, given that the handset was launched not too long ago. But with the smartphone already wiped from people’s memory, it makes sense for Nokia to launch...

Nokia is known to be working on Android since the Nokia X was announced. The company is now looking to enter the custom launcher fray as well which is dominated by Nova, Go Launcher etc. Known as the Nokia Z Launcher, this is expected to come with the usual suite of features you’d expect from a predictive custom launcher as it can learn from the usage pattern of the owner. It will highlight apps which are most used depending on the time of the day, so that you don’t have to navigate individually to an app every time you unlock...

The Nokia X successor has just made an appearance on AnTuTu carrying a substantially upgraded hardware. While it’s still no flagship product, the smartphone is now bigger than the predecessor and features more RAM and what appears to be a better processor with the Snapdragon 200 SoC. Of course, that assumption is based on the fact that what we see here is the real deal, so we’re taking it with a pinch of salt for now. Another interesting aspect of the leak is the mention of a dual boot OS, possibly Windows and Android. This...

A new leak from China has spilled the beans on the hardware of the Nokia X2 which is the successor to the widely popular Nokia X handset. The revelation comes from China and claims that Nokia’s second attempt at the budget Android smartphone will contain a slightly faster quad core Snapdragon 200 processor and 1GB of RAM with 4GB of internal storage. The increase in RAM capacity is certainly a welcome change for the successor as most new Android apps require ample amount of RAM to function decently. The processor on the smartphone...