Nokia announces line of smartphones with Android operating system

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The Nokia announced on Monday (24) a new line of smartphones that runs an adapted version of the Android operating system. Until then, the smartphone manufacturer used only Windows Phone, Microsoft’s system.

The models Nokia X, X + and XL dispense Google services such as Google Maps Play Store and in favor of Microsoft resources such as Skype, and OneDrive Outlook.com. The apparatus also has a number of features from Nokia itself, as the Here and Maps MixRadio.

“Nokia wants to connect the next billion people around the world, and today we demonstrate how our portfolio has been designed so that they also have the best experience,” said Stephen Elop, Nokia’s vice president for development of the apparatus in event on Friday Mobile World Congress, held in Barcelona.

The Nokia XL is the flagship of the new devices.With 5 inches and resolution of 800 x 480 pixels IPS screen, the smartphone has a 5 megapixel rear camera. The XL will be released early in the 2nd quarter for 110 euros (about R $ 355).

Have Nokia X is the entry level model and has a 4-inch IPS display and 3 megapixel camera.With 4 GB of internal storage, the device costs 90 euros ($ 290 value) and is already available in Europe. He should be released soon in Latin America.

The + X, in turn, is a turbocharged version of the Nokia X with more RAM – 768MB against 512MB – and a card of 4 GB storage. It is expected that the model will be released early in the second quarter of 2014 for 100 euros (about £ 322).

X and X + models will be available in green, fluorescent red, cyan, yellow, black and white, according to Nokia. The manufacturer also says that the three devices support the use of up to two Cell chips at the same time.