On the verge of a probable buyout from Microsoft, Nokia remains competitive in the smartphone arena with the release of the X Android series. Although the Finnish manufacturer has likely promised its operating systems to Windows, the brand’s latest experiments with the exceedingly popular Android platform for this series of affordable phones. Akin to the Lumia 520, yet with a 4″ screen, 4GB of storage and 512MB of RAM, the Nokia X Android (and the upgraded X+ version) will each feature a 3-megapixel fixed focus camera at the back. The highlight of these releases isn’t necessarily their relatively basic features, but the ease and simplicity with which they’re to be used – all thanks to a Nokia-designed (though Windows-inspired) user interface. The Verge has an in-depth investigation of the X Android series here, which is set for launch in the next few months.
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