Nokia X

Nokia X pre-order reaching almost 4 million in China, but may not be the full story

Nokia X pre-order reaching almost 4 million in China, but may not be the full story

Kane Gao 117

Nokia's brand new Android-based smartphone "X" has been gaining amazing momentum in China, at least it looks so on paper. On March 10, Nokia started a pre-order campaign on JD.com, one of China's leading online vendors. Within 4 days, over 1 million units were pre-ordered through the platform. Earlier today Nokia China made an announcement with updated numbers, pushing the total count...

Samsung dominates the conversation at Mobile World Congress, but Nokia was second

Samsung dominates the conversation at Mobile World Congress, but Nokia was second

Daniel Rubino 41

When it comes to Mobile World Congress, there are always a few big stories that dictate the discussion. Whether they are flagship phones or company mergers or just new tech in general, someone steals the show. For 2014's MWC, that would be Samsung. In research performed by social media listening platform Synthesio, they claim that Samsung was "mentioned 1,246,000 times, or in 44.2% of...

Microsoft: ‘no surprises’ regarding Nokia X, knew about Android work, okay with it

Microsoft: ‘no surprises’ regarding Nokia X, knew about Android work, okay with it

Daniel Rubino 292

If there was any question today about what Microsoft thinks about the Nokia X and its Android phone, their public line is that they’re fine with it. During Nokia Developer Day, John Shewchuk, a Microsoft technical fellow responsible for “strategy for cloud platform services”, took to the stage to demonstrate Microsoft services running on the Nokia X, noting that they’re a ‘devices and...

Attacking from the bottom: why Nokia's Android-powered phones make sense

Attacking from the bottom: why Nokia's Android-powered phones make sense

Chris Umiastowski 253

Today, at the start of Mobile World Congress, Nokia made it official. They are building Android-powered phones . I’m not going to rehash all of the data or walk you through the basics of the phone since that’s already been covered in-depth quite well today. While some at Microsoft may be embarrassed by what Nokia is doing, I can see how it’s a smart move that will help. First, let’s...

Nokia’s shrewd move with the Nokia X undermines Google, bolsters Microsoft

Nokia’s shrewd move with the Nokia X undermines Google, bolsters Microsoft

Daniel Rubino 347

Barcelona – Early this morning, Nokia held their highly anticipated press conference here at Mobile World Congress 2014. Anticipated is the word used because while two new and admirable low-end entry phones were introduced – the Asha 230 and Nokia 220 – all eyes were focused on ‘X’. Yes, Nokia has gone Android. But if you think that’s all there is to the story, you may be missing the...

Nokia teases ‘X’ Android phone for Mobile World Congress, new branding render reveals more

Nokia teases ‘X’ Android phone for Mobile World Congress, new branding render reveals more

Daniel Rubino 260

It should be no secret that next week in Barcelona, Nokia is going to announce the Nokia X, their low-cost Android phone, running a forked version of the open source OS. The phone will reportedly come with its own Nokia Store, and suite of Microsoft and HERE apps to round it out. While not a flagship Android device by any means, it will still get a lot of press attention due to...