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Nokia X Will Offer Android Apps But Not Through Google Play, Rumors Says

by Jacob Kleinman | February 14, 2014February 14, 2014 6:00 pm PST

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After months of endless rumors and speculation Nokia is expected unveil its Android smartphone, allegedly called the Nokia X, during a press event later this month at Mobile World Congress. Based on recent reports, the new smartphone will mix Microsoft’s services with Android’s wealth of apps, and now trusted tipster @evleaks has offered a bit more information on how Nokia will deliver those apps.

https://twitter.com/evleaks/status/434364508262649856

If you were hoping the Nokia X would offer direct access to the Google Play app market you may be out of luck. According to @evleaks, the phone will feature a Nokia Store full of Android apps as well as access to some unnamed 3rd-party stores. That most likely means Nokia will be offering up a pre-selected lineup of Android apps, so don’t expect access to see available the latest applications as soon as they land on regular Android handsets.

Our Twitter leakster also offers up a familiar list of low-end specs, which line up with a leaked retail listing spotted earlier today, though he adds a 4-inch WVGA display and 1500mAh battery to the list. From the looks of it, the Nokia X is primed to replace the company’s Asha line of devices, though we won’t know anything for sure until Nokia makes an official announcement.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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