Nokia has revealed at MWC 2014 that it is no longer a pure Windows Phone handset manufacturer but an Android one too, with the launch of the Nokia X and the Nokia X+.
In a move that will surprise no one – there has been leak after leak about Nokia jumping into bed with Android – Nokia revealed the Nokia X on stage, with CEO Stephen Elop saying that: “The Nokia X is built on Android open source software. We have differentiated and added our own experience.”
The Nokia X smartphone – formally codenamed Nokia Normandy – is using Android but a Windows flavoured version of the software. As we saw leaked pre-show, Nokia has added its own veritable style with the OS given a live tile flavour.
In fact the phones look a lot like Lumia, but with Android baked underneath. Both handsets are low cost so don’t expect mind blowing specs on these devices – and this is maybe why no actual specs of any real worth were mentioned in the press conference.