Launched just a month ago, Nokia seems to be having trouble selling the Nokia X. Well, it makes no sense if you ask us. Who in their right mind would pick up a Nokia X powered by AOSP (Android Open Source Project) Android Jelly Bean but runs Microsoft services? Well, apparently there are a few, and we wonder if they are still happy with their purchase.
Thanks to this Nokia, Microsoft and Android massacre, Nokia has already given the confused Nokia X a price cut. The Nokia X went on sale for Rs 8,599 just a month ago, and thanks to the price cut will now sell for Rs 7, 027 instead. Makes us wonder what will happen to the rest of the under-powered Nokia X range when they launch a month from now.
The Nokia X Software Platform recently saw an update to version 1.1. The update did not bring a newer version of the open source android base which lies below, but just a lot of bug fixes and performance improvements to Nokia’s additions.
Launched at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) earlier this year, the Nokia X runs on the Nokia X Software Platform based on the AOSP (Android Open Source Project) Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The phone comes with a 4 inch WVGA (800 x 480 pixel) capacitive display and is powered by a 1 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor. The Nokia X, similar to the Asha range comes only with a rear 3MP camera and dual-SIM support.
If you ask us, we would definitely suggest a Nokia Lumia 525 which sells for about Rs 8949 online. The right hardware coupled with right software additions from Nokia, will at least give you the full-fledged Microsoft experience; instead of a half-baked Nokia X one.