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It took Nokia quite a few years to finally launch an Android device, and when it did unveil such devices they were not quite the awesome high-end phones Nokia fans have been dreaming of. Instead, Nokia unveiled a family of three Android smartphones ? the Nokia X models ? that are quite affordable and run a custom Google-less versions of Android. And it turns out that, at least for the time being, that?s a recipe for success for the Finish phone maker, which has apparently announced on Twitter that it only took 4 days for 1,000,000 Nokia X units to be pre-ordered in China.

 
Even though China is the world?s largest mobile market and the Nokia X handsets are very cheap off-contract options for buyers looking for entry-level smartphones, Nokia has reasons to be happy especially since Google can?t really make the most of Android in a market like China, where there are plenty of Android versions without Google services on board and third-party app stores that replace the Play Store. Even so, buyers that will want to install Google?s ecosystem on the Nokia X phones will be able to easily do so.
 
Whether Nokia actually makes any significant profits off its affordable custom Android devices, that?s another matter. The Nokia X handsets will go on sale in China on March 25, G for Games reports, and the X family will also be available in many other markets. The entry-level Nokia X model costs around ?89 ($124), while the Nokia XL will retail for around ?109 ($150).
 
The image posted by Nokia on Twitter to conform the Nokia X pre-order success follows below.
 
 
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Cheap androids phones are hit in China? Shocking!!

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If Nokia had swallowed their pride and gone with Android to begin with they might have a devices unit instead of it being a part of Microsoft.

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Cheap androids phones are hit in China? Shocking!!

 

Non-Chinese Android phones? At the very least it's something new.

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Interested to see if they make some high end Nokia Android devices later (and in other markets).. between Nokia's excellent hardware and Android's market share, Microsoft stands to make a pretty penny on that. Rather happy with my 1020, wouldn't mind another Nokia when my HTC One eventually goes obsolete.

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Interested to see if they make some high end Nokia Android devices later (and in other markets).. between Nokia's excellent hardware and Android's market share, Microsoft stands to make a pretty penny on that. Rather happy with my 1020, wouldn't mind another Nokia when my HTC One eventually goes obsolete.

If the merge successfully happen between Microsoft and Nokia Phone Business. Microsoft will never allow to create a high end phone with Android. Now they are fine with the Nokia X, because it have a lot of Microsoft services built in. Microsoft see Nokia X has a device that will make eventually the user switch to a Windows Phone.

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If the merge successfully happen between Microsoft and Nokia Phone Business. Microsoft will never allow to create a high end phone with Android.

Yea, I used to think so to, but now with the obvious demand for them.. why the hell not? Not saying they should ditch WP as it has it's following too (myself included), but if some people prefer Android, they weren't going to buy a WP device anyway.. so why not make a customer out of them regardless? No reason why they couldn't get in two markets.

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