The Nokia X family of phones, launched at MWC 2014, brought with it the opportunity for the next billion people to get connected. Naturally, Conversations readers had questions. We’ve answered as many as possible…
@ Zohaib Sheikh
Q. What is the price of this phone?
A. Prices of each device vary from country to country. Click here to check your local availability and more information.
A. There aren’t plans to do so, but in the meantime, there are plenty of photography apps available to add creativity and flair to your photos. Also, the Nokia XL will come with a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, ideal for selfies and these Skype calls you make it everyday!
@ Jens Larse
Q. … will it be possible to run Spotify free on it?
A. The overwhelming majority of Android apps will run on the Nokia X family, so in theory, yes. Don’t forget – it already comes with Nokia MixRadio preloaded and free to use, online and off!
A. You can certainly download WhatsApp from third party app stores like Aptoide and 1Mobile. The device also comes pre-loaded with BBM and WeChat, with more, quality-tested chat apps to be found in Nokia Store.
Q. How many megapixels does the front camera on the Nokia XL have?
A. There’s a 2-megapixel front camera and 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and auto-focus. Great for Skype video calls.
A. You can also download Instagram from a third party app store, like 1Mobile. At the same time, we continue to work with developers to bring these and other great apps to Nokia Store.
Q. What mapping services come with Nokia X?
A. HERE Maps are included for online and offline functionality, with maps available for nearly 200 countries, and point-by-point navigation that covers 98 countries (you can select one) for free. HERE Maps is also integrated into Fastlane.
@ Mohamed Nasr
Q. Can I change the tiles colour?
A. Not at the moment – they’re pre-determined by category, but stay tuned for more on this front. One thing you can do now is to resize the tiles and re-arrange them on the homescreen, as you wish.
Q. The X series look brilliant. One thing I don’t understand though: why didn’t Nokia launch it with Kitkat? Or at least 4.3?
A. Nokia X is based on Android Open Software Project (AOSP) and we are using the version with the broadest mainstream reach. What’s most important is that we are bringing something very unique with this family: the combination of great design, access to a world of Android apps, plus signature Nokia experiences and the most popular Microsoft services.
Q. Does the Nokia X support widgets?
A. Absolutely, you can access the collection from the homescreen and place them alongside your tiles.
Q. What Microsoft apps and services come with the device?
A. Microsoft OneDrive (including 10GB of free cloud storage, right out of the box), Outlook.com, Skype and Bing search.
@ Juan Martinez
Q. What storage do the phones come with?
A. All devices in the Nokia X family can support up to 32GB MicroSD cards. The Nokia X+ and Nokia XL come with a 4GB card included.
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