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The interesting things of Nokia X

noA recently search result mentioned that Nokia X are in the top 10 gadgets of the most sought. The Nokia‚Äôs first Android smartphone with the characteristics of Windows Phone has turned out much steal the curiosity of many people. In developing and using Android, Nokia only uses licensed Android Open Source Project (AOSP) from Google. At this license, Google allowed anyone to take advantage of Android for free. Google has established a commitment that Android is an open source operating system. Android used on Nokia X current version is 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. Nokia’s Android operating system version is called Nokia X Software Platform.

Although Nokia X uses Android as the operating system, but the smartphone is using a different interface than the other Android smartphones. Nokia did a lot of modifications to Android, including the change in order to display the Nokia X looks like Windows Phone – called Lives Tiles. Nokia X choose FastLane UI boxy Modern UI similar to the look of Windows Phone.
Nokia does not buy the license of Google Mobile Services (GMS) from Google. This is why Nokia X does not provide directly the core Android applications, such as native application Gmail, Google Maps, Chrome, YouTube, Hangouts, Google +, Google Drive, and Google Search.

To overcome this, Nokia replaced it with the default application from Nokia and Microsoft. The default applications used are MixRadio, HERE for the map service, onedrive to cloud storage services, Outlook for email service, and Skype for voice services. However, Nokia X system does not provide access to the Google Play Store. Nokia is also building its own payment system for the purchase of digital content in the application. In addition to the Nokia Store, Nokia X users can install Android applications with its own applications from online stores from third parties such as Yandex, Mobango, SlideMe and others. As such, Nokia X also allows users to download and install the .apk format applications from sources outside Nokia Store.