Although Nokia’s stance in relation to Android has been negative since it adopted Windows Phone, the company did something surprising today by announcing Android powered Nokia devices. The first three devices to be powered by Android are the Nokia X, X+ and XL.
The X Series phones run the forked version of Android and Nokia pitches it as a mid-way between Asha and Lumia smartphones.
The Nokia X phones run a tile-based user interface inspired by the Lumia range and even features Fastlane, HERE Maps, MixRadio along with Microsoft services.
The Nokia X features a 4-inch IPS capacitive display, 3MP camera while the X+ is similar to the Nokia X but with better memory and storage. The Nokia XL on the other hand has a 5-inch IPS WVGA display with 5MP rear-facing camera and 2MP front-facing camera.
All the devices are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core processor and dual-SIM support.
The Nokia X will go on sale immediately for 89 euros in Asia (including India), Europe, Latin America, Middle East, Africa while the Nokia X+ and Nokia XL will launch in second quarter for 99 euros and 109 euros respectively.