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Can You Run WP Apps on Android, Just Like How Nokia Did?!

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Nokia-XL-Dual-SIM-MixRadioEver since the company has announced it’s X series of smartphone running forked versions of Android, we all are left wondering about how Nokia got the WP specific Nokia Apps like Here Maps, Mix Radio, etc.

Clearly Nokia did not re-write the entire codes, what Nokia did was to use a special bit of software from a company called Xamarin that basically lets Windows Phone app run on Android. amarin are a company that specialize in bringing Microsoft’s .NET Framework to other platforms besides Windows. Its aim is to allow developers to write apps entirely in C# and share the same code on iOS, Android, Windows and Mac.

Now that the Mix Radio app is running, Microsoft is looking forward to remove all legacy code from apps that it wants to port over to Android, so future apps will have the same shared code database!

Would you want to have more such apps on your Droid?

Written by Chintan Vithlani

February 28th, 2014 at 4:04 pm

Microsoft To Keep The Lumia Name For 10 Years,But Doubtful Of Nokia!

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8-Microsoft_V2_610x458Nokia put up quite a show at MWC this year and it did manage to keep the curiosity of the masses alive till the announced the X line of devices.

As quoted by an interviewer at CNET ” He(Greg Sullivan) confirmed that Lumia as a brand would continue under Microsoft, but refused to confirm whether the Nokia name would survive on phones too. But a Microsoft spokesperson has since told me that the handset division of Nokia will continue to make phones under Microsoft, phones with Nokia logos on”

Microsoft’s acquisition of the finish phone manufacturer is due to complete in the first quarter of 2014 after which there will be a definitive answer to Nokia’s fate!

Written by Chintan Vithlani

February 26th, 2014 at 4:53 pm

Nokia X, X+ And XL – 3 Forked Android Devices Unveiled!

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Nokia-XL-Dual-SIM-2-645x322 (1)I’m sure everyone like me is saying “enough of leaks already!”, so here are the 3 models that we reported earlier that Nokia was working on – The Nokia X, X+ and XL – a new line of X devices.

There are three devices in the Nokia X family: the Nokia X, the Nokia X+ and the Nokia XL. The X and X+ both have four inch, 800 x 480 screens and 3MP camera. The XL has a 5 inch display, a 5MP rear facing camera and a 2MP a front facing camera. One of the differences between the X and X+ is that the X+ has more memory (768 MB of RAM compared to 512MB). All three phones are dual SIM and use 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual core processors.

These devices wont see US markets any soon since Nokia is aiming these devices at developing countries and does not want to focus in mature markets.

Written by Chintan Vithlani

February 24th, 2014 at 5:48 pm

Nokia Could Have Two Androids In Works Beyond The X!

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normandy-leak-jan-13We all are THIS close to Nokia’s announcement of the Nokia codenamed Normandy and man these leaks! Come Monday, that handset should take its place on stage for the world to see, but a new rumor suggests that it could be just the tip of the iceberg, and Nokia may have a pair of additional Android-based smartphones still in development.

The issue is though, as much as we want these rumors to turn true, we don’t know how much the base Nokia X is true, again, all we can say is keep your fingers crossed for this event!

Written by Chintan Vithlani

February 22nd, 2014 at 5:13 pm

Nokia Shares A Wearable, But This Ain’t No Smartwatch!

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nokia-skirt-2After Smartphones, the tech industry is busy in the quest of mastering the next big thing. There have been wrist bands, smartwatches, glasses and fitness trackers that stick to different parts of your body – even inside socks!

By now we are all expecting the Apple iWatch this year with the second iteration of Galaxy Gear and a possible Google watch too. The campaign made by Nokia here is to send across this message that having a Lumia is in fashion. This is the work of  the designers at Fyodor Golan and Kin, who fashioned a one-of-a-kind skirt out of thirty-five Lumia 1520 phablets.

Well, so this is how Nokia wants to display the love of Smartphones, it wont be hitting any market soon, but it’s definitely eye catchy.


Written by Chintan Vithlani

February 16th, 2014 at 6:21 pm

Nokia Paints It’s Social Accounts Green, Teasing Android?!

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nokia-green-fb-pageWe all know the color of Nokia is blue, deep blue, but that is not what you’ll see if you visit any of it’s social media properties i.e. Facebook & Twitter.

We all know that Nokia X/Normandy is the upcoming device that is ever since it’s inception rumored to run a forked version of Android. Leaks following do hint that there are chances that Nokia is just around the corner to launch this phone to the world.

A few weeks ago Nokia sent journalists a mysterious invite for a press event it will hold during MWC. The invite was to meet Nokia “under the tree” and of course since leaves are (generally) green, the invite had lots of green on it.

Let us know what you think about this, is just a co-incidence or a well planned and timely move?!

Written by Chintan Vithlani

February 15th, 2014 at 4:29 pm

Woah ! Microsoft To Bring Android Apps To Windows!

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satya-nadella-560Of all the difficulties that Microsoft is facing with Windows Mobile, the app deficiency is the most alarming one and the most challenging to overcome.

A recent rumor that first surfaced on The Verge said that Sources familiar with Microsoft’s suggest that the company is seriously considering allowing Android apps to run on both Windows and Windows Phone. While some analysts report that this might mean that Windows Phone can run almost all apps, it could also mean that Microsoft would near the death of Windows Phone.

Have we heard about something similar in the past?! Yes, Blackberry back in the day had decided to boost their BlackBerry 10 platform by enabling support of Android apps but it did not really turn any heads towards the company.

Written by Chintan Vithlani

February 12th, 2014 at 5:22 pm

Nokia’s Android Phone Will Be Unveiled At MWC!

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nokia-normandy-ui-2The Wall Street Journal confirms in a new report that Nokia is going to release an Android-powered smartphone at the Mobile World Congress later this month.

The phone is allegedly tailored in such a way that it wont promote some essential stuff that is incorporated by Google, basically a forked version of Android. Instead of traditional Google apps like GMail and Maps, it will have here maps and apps from Nokia and Microsoft. This Nokia X / Normandy as it’s codenamed, has been rumored since the longest time possible and ever since then it has been leaked till the actual phone with it’s UI was leaked recently.

Are you excited for this Nokia built Android Phone?!

Written by Chintan Vithlani

February 11th, 2014 at 5:04 pm

Boom! Nokia X/Normandy To Be Part Of Asha Line-Up!

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normandy-renderIn some very exciting as well as depressing news for Lumia fanboys, well the Nokia Normandy would not be a Lumia running Android but rather an Asha device.

This is basically what an unnamed Senior Nokia India Executive unveiled, under the condition that his identity should be not unveiled further disclosing that this phone would be available in India from March. For obvious reasons, this phone seems to be built for emerging markets like India.

Are you excited for this Asha running forked-Android!?


Written by Chintan Vithlani

February 3rd, 2014 at 5:33 pm

KitKat On Nokia’s Android Based Phone,Confirmed!?

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Nokia-XThere is absolutely not a single day that passes by without a rumor of Nokia’s code named Normandy. The latest leak by TheGioididong.com suggest some interesting specs of the phone, says it would running Android KitKat.


There appeared to be small window while they uploaded the above which taken down shortly after.The phone is expected to feature a 4-inch display with WVGA (800 x 480 pixels) resolution, powered by a lowly 1GHz dual-core CPU (probably a Snapdragon 200 chip). 512MB of RAM and 4GB internal storage, which can be further expanded via a microSD card fill out the flash memory column of the spec sheet.

Written by Chintan Vithlani

January 28th, 2014 at 5:19 pm