The rumored Android-powered Nokia X was revealed today as Nokia CEO Stephen Elop took the stage in Barcelona during Nokia's press event. The Nokia X features a 4 inch touch screen display, Nokia's "Monobody" design, several vibrant colors and an amazingly tweaked version of Android. Nokia was surprisingly mum about the font and rear facing camera resolutions. Also left in the dark was the version of Android the X runs.
Alongside the X, Nokia also revealed the X+ and the XL bringing a whole new family of products under the Swedish company. The X+ features, "extra memory and an SD card slot" with the same screen size as the X. The XL features a larger 5 inch display, a 5MP rear facing camera and 2MP front facing camera. Nokia's software on these X devices looks very similar to Microsoft's "Modern UI" with a tile-based interface and the option of partially live tiles for certain applications.
One very important detail that Elop pushed was the lack of Google's cloud services as well as the lack of Google's official Play Store. Nokia's software is based on the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and thus can use the software without the inclusion of Google-specific apps. Elop claims that the Nokia store will be the official way consumers can get their hands on apps but also consumers have the option of side-loading apps from unsupported application stores such as Yandex, a popular Russian application store.
The Nokia X will go on sale immediately in emerging markets for 89 Euros, the X+ will go on sale in Q2 of 2014 for 99 Euros and the XL will go on sale for 109 Euros also in Q2 of 2014. Nokia was quiet about specifications for these handsets other than previously mentioned in this article. What do you guys think? Are you impressed with the launch of the X, X+ and XL devices? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.