Nokia X with Android KitKat leaks in live pictures, shows off its tile based UI
Nokia has been shying away from Android devices for a long time but could not do the same for long. It is all set to launch its first and probably the last (can't say) Android device ever in the form of Nokia X and the smartphone has just been leaked in pictures and has showed off its tile based UI. It has been leaked from China and the smartphone will join the Asha lineup as the flagship Asha device.
On the hardware front, it will feature a single back button up front unlike the usual 3 Android buttons: back, home and menu/app switcher. The UI looks heavily inspired from Windows Phone and is a tile based one. It will not get Google Play Store support but instead will feature a different application store that Nokia is believed to be working on in full swing these days.
Nokia will be replacing Google's services with its own so services like Google Maps will make way for HERE Suite with a free navigation license for one country and Gmail will make way for Hotmail and the likes. Nokia Music, the company's popular music service is also expected to make its way on to the smartphone. It will be available in single and dual-SIM guise.
Nokia has started releasing the teasers for the device ahead of its launch at the MWC 2014. It is rumoured to come with a 4-inch display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, 1GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, 4GB internal storage, 512MB RAM, 5MP rear camera and a 1,500 mAh battery under the hood.
Will Nokia X give the Finish manufacturer a share of the entry level smartphone market? Let us wait and watch.