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    News - Nokia X, X+ and XL Android smartphones announced

    Available in the coming weeks for €89, €99 and €109, respectively.
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    Re: News - Nokia X, X+ and XL Android smartphones announced

    If these are to sit between the Asha and Lumia, then I'm guessing the prices are going to be pretty "budget" for Android smartphones. Like the design, and the 5MP camera in the XL, and they support uSD card storage ...
    However you won't be using the Google Play Store with these mobiles straight out of the box, your apps will come from the Nokia App Store.
    ... but having to rely on yet another 3rd party app store? That's a "fail" in my book - at least until someone in xda-developers figures out how to put Gapps on there.

    Hopefully, Nokia will be "developer friendly" and make it easy to reflash with a custom ROM. In which case these could do pretty well imho.

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    Re: News - Nokia X, X+ and XL Android smartphones announced

    Quote Originally Posted by crossy View Post
    If these are to sit between the Asha and Lumia, then I'm guessing the prices are going to be pretty "budget" for Android smartphones. Like the design, and the 5MP camera in the XL, and they support uSD card storage ...
    However you won't be using the Google Play Store with these mobiles straight out of the box, your apps will come from the Nokia App Store.
    ... but having to rely on yet another 3rd party app store? That's a "fail" in my book - at least until someone in xda-developers figures out how to put Gapps on there.

    Hopefully, Nokia will be "developer friendly" and make it easy to reflash with a custom ROM. In which case these could do pretty well imho.
    It's what ruins the kindle and it's what ruins every other Android device. Why? It's pointless. You might as well keep stupid windows on it - the ONLY reason I wanted to see Android on Nokia phones is for the apps.

    For goodness sake Microsoft, you're not doing very well at the moment.
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    Re: News - Nokia X, X+ and XL Android smartphones announced

    Quote Originally Posted by MrRockliffe View Post
    It's what ruins the kindle and it's what ruins every other Android device. Why? It's pointless. You might as well keep stupid windows on it - the ONLY reason I wanted to see Android on Nokia phones is for the apps.

    For goodness sake Microsoft, you're not doing very well at the moment.
    Maybe, but from their point of view they only make money off the low margin device itself in that case. Yes, as consumers we want the Google Play store, but it isn't in Nokia's best interests IF enough consumers don't care enough to avoid the phones over it.

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    Re: News - Nokia X, X+ and XL Android smartphones announced

    Quote Originally Posted by wasabi View Post
    Maybe, but from their point of view they only make money off the low margin device itself in that case. Yes, as consumers we want the Google Play store, but it isn't in Nokia's best interests IF enough consumers don't care enough to avoid the phones over it.
    That's the problem, most people will just say oh well and get on with it. When I had a go at Sony about how quickly they release the Z1 after the Z and that they failed to fix my Z, they replaced it with a Z1 free of charge which was very nice of them.
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    Re: News - Nokia X, X+ and XL Android smartphones announced

    Think all these 3rd party app stores are stupid. They never have as many apps as the main app store ie play store etc yet manufacturers still try to make people use them. If you can't do it right, don't do it at all.

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    Re: News - Nokia X, X+ and XL Android smartphones announced

    What I really want to see is a top spec Nokia running android to match or beat other manufacturers.
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    Re: News - Nokia X, X+ and XL Android smartphones announced

    Quote Originally Posted by MrRockliffe View Post
    the ONLY reason I wanted to see Android on Nokia phones is for the apps.
    But are you part of the target market for these bottom-of-the-range phones? If not, I doubt Nokia or MS care whether you (or I) like them.

    It is a cheap smartphone for emerging markets, and delivers a message that Android is downmarket and WP upmarket. It also ties users in to Microsoft services whilst at the same time taking sales from phones that link to Google's store.

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    Re: News - Nokia X, X+ and XL Android smartphones announced

    First thing I thought was YES! Then I read that the phones would be using MS services and I thought NO! Would have bought one, now I will not.

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