Earlier this year at the Mobile World Congress, Nokia announced its first Android powered smartphones. It was the introduction of the new X Platform which sat on top of AOSP Android. Needless to say, it did catch everyone by surprise. The Finnish giant had always been a strong advocate of Windows Phone, and their close relations with Microsoft eradicated any hopes for an Android phone by them. No one really knows what prompted Nokia to make such a daring move. Perhaps the fear of backlash from Redmond was diminished after the acquisition was confirmed? Who knows?
Nokia X however is not your regular Android smartphone. We have already reviewed the low-end of the three phones which were announced, the Nokia X. As mentioned before, these phones run the X Platform on top of AOSP (Android Open Source Project), which means you do not get any Google services (more on that later). Nokia X failed to impress us. With its low end hardware coupled with subpar performance, the phone was a tough sell in a market that contains phones like the Moto G and now the Moto E.