Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Apr 2014 10:50 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

Interested in the Nokia X, but not the horrible Frankendroid Nokia cooked up? Good news - stock Android has been ported to the Nokia X. Everything works, it's stable - but it is, like Nokia Frankendroid, only Android 4.1.2.

There are better Android phones for the money, but it's still great that the Nokia X gets a taste of proper Android (via!).

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by kurkosdr on Thu 10th Apr 2014 14:04 UTC
kurkosdr
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2011-04-11

it's stable - but it is, like Nokia Frankendroid, only Android 4.1.2.


Let me be Captain Obvious for a moment: Drivers put an upper limit on the version of Android your device can get (at least if you want a stable ROM).

Edited 2014-04-10 14:08 UTC

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Better Android phones for the money?
by Lobotomik on Fri 11th Apr 2014 10:06 UTC
Lobotomik
Member since:
2006-01-03

I would _really_ be interested to know.

Are you talking about no-name-in-the-west Chinese brands you buy from through eBay or inscrutable web pages, or more established brands like Nokia, Sony, Samsung, LG, Motorola, HTC, Sharp, Huawei, Alcatel...?

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unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13

The Nokia X is an basically a Nokia 520 ported to Android. It is targeted at the Indian market where the Nokia brand is very strong. The Nokia costs about $140 and is is reasonably priced compared with other mainstream brands.

PS I'd take the Nokia 520 anytime over the Nokia X.

Edited 2014-04-11 10:51 UTC

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Moto G. Only €20 more expensive here.

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Lobotomik Member since:
2006-01-03

Not here, the Moto G sells for 200€, which is a good price, but the NX is only 100€.

I doubt it is the same hw as 520. What would be the point of spending money to branch Android, strip out Google services and utilities, write your own, and then make it look like Windows Phone, all in the same hardware where you are already running Windows for free? It does not make sense unless Android is vastly superior in that hardware.

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unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13

http://www.phonearena.com/phones/compare/Nokia-X,Nokia-Lumia-520/ph...

The hardware is virtually identical.

The purpose is to create a fork of Android that looks like WP8. You replace Google Play with a Nokia Store and you have a fully functional ecosystem with a vast range of apps.

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