Nokia to fork out an Android phone [T-break Tech (Middle East)]
(T-break Tech (Middle East) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Nokia plans to release an Android-powered smartphone soon, according to sources close to the matter.
The phone is expected to be named 'Nokia X', and will feature a customized UI that will resemble Windows Phone 8 than an Android device. Apparently, Nokia plans to shave off all Google services and apps, including the Play Store, and instead replace them with ports of Windows Phone 8 apps. However, the device will be able to run Android apps normally.
It seems highly unlikely that the Android fork will debut as a high-end device, and seems more like a measure to bolster sales in emerging markets, whose returns could be fed into the development of the high-end Lumia phones. The device will reportedly feature 4GB of storage and 512MB of RAM.
Nokia is expected to unveil the device at the Mobile World Congress on Feburary 24th.
Via, The Verge.
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