When it comes to data plans on your mobile device, mileage varies from carrier, to region, to country. Some people might be grandfathered into unlimited data plans and now eat as much as they can on blazing fasts LTE networks. Others might be in an emerging market and are just experiencing 3G speeds for the first time. One way or the other, Nokia has an app that recently left beta to help people with tighter data budgets. Nokia Xpress is ready for the limelight.
What is Nokia Xpress? It’s a browser that Nokia’s had in beta since December of last year. It uses cloud technology to compress data on web pages before it’s sent to your device. Nokia claims that up to 85% data savings using their Xpress browser. While you might stick to IE if you’re using the Lumia 1020 on AT&T’s LTE network, users on a Lumia 520 in an emerging market should be looking into trying out Xpress.
Nokia Xpress also has a cool “magazine” that brings together various RSS feeds into one view. You can add a few of your favorite sites to the magazine within Xpress. Anytime you visit a website for the first time Xpress will detect the RSS feed and ask if you want to add it. Pretty handy. Once added to the magazine you can view the 10 most recent stories from a particular site by drilling down into its hub.
You can also save pages to read later with Xpress, even if you aren’t online. Another feature we wish IE had.
Interested in trying out Xpress? Go get your browse on if you’re rocking a Lumia device on Windows Phone 8. It’s free. Grab it here in the Store, use the QR code below, or swipe to the right in our app.
Thanks for the tip Paul S!