It can be very tiring at times. It is allowed to be tired. But we need strength so that we don’t tire out.
Teach me how to breathe without breaking
I am tired from holding myself straight
from trying not to inhale too deeply
lest air stab me in the chest.
I am tired of trapping soul in blood and bones, so
teach me quick,
I am running out of breath.
The Nokia X is the last phone Nokia made before being transferred to Microsoft. Some thought that Microsoft is going to shut down the Nokia X project. That hasn’t happened yet. Instead, we have seen the release of the Nokia XL—a bigger version of the Nokia X.
You already have the Nokia X with you, but you want to spice it up a bit. You are one of those people that aren’t satisfied with the way things are and want the freedom of moving things around a little. Let me share with you how to get some cool launchers.
You do not need to root your phone to be able to install these custom launchers. One of the reasons the Nokia X is not looking like other Android phone is that Nokia introduced it’s own custom launchers.
You can cop the SOLO Launcher from the Nokia Store. I installed it and shared the image with a friend. He saw it and asked me if I rooted the phone.
To get SOLO Launcher to work on your Nokia X, you do not have to carry out any geeky task. It is as simple as ABC. Just download the app from the Nokia Store and install and you’re good to go.
This is another cool launcher also available in the Nokia Store. It is 1.5 MB in size. On setup page, I was asked to choose my default apps—Web browser and call action.
This is another launcher that I tried and liked.
Just go to the 1mobile market and type Launcher. (if you do not have the 1mobile market, you can download it from the Nokia Store). You’ll see a series of launchers that you can download and try. Do that until you see a couple that you really like. If it is only one you eventually settle for, that is fine too.
You don’t have to root or perform any geeky function on your Nokia X before you can customise it to really look pretty. Go on, knock yourself out.
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I have been using the Nokia X for the past 25 days. I started using the phone without expecting an Android experience. I was rather excited when I saw that many of the Android app I’ve used and loved works with my Nokia X.
Android apps work on the Nokia X
While Nokia X is not an Android phone like other Android phones out there, Android apps work on it. The Android apps that can work with the Nokia X are free apps and paid apps that have been submitted to the Nokia Store. Some other free apps can be downloaded to the Nokia X from third party app stores. These third party Android app stores offer free apps only. You won’t be able to get premium apps there or reclaim purchases that you previously bought through the Google Play Store.
Misconception of the Nokia X
Some perceive the Nokia X as being an Android phone. While, the Nokia X is built on the Android platform, it has been modified and customised by Nokia. This is the reason Nokia X is a different from other Android phones out there. You will not find Google Play Store on the Nokia X.
Makers of Android phones like Huawei, ZTE, Samsung, HTC and others make Android phones that works with Google Play Store. Xiaomi is a maker of modified Android smartphones too.
The mistake some are making is that they are thinking once they buy the Nokia X, they’ll be able to do all the things that is possible with other Android phones that have Google Play Store, including the ability to retrieve previous Google Play Store Purchases. No, the Nokia X is a different kind.
Nokia X is a different Android kind
The Nokia X is running Nokia’s version of Android called the Nokia X. While some Android apps are compatible with the Nokia X without changing or modifying the app, some won’t work unless the app creators modifies it. Nokia provided the Nokia Store with an array of apps that can be used with the phone. What you shouldn’t expect to see with the Nokia X is Google Play Store. App developers who want to sell premium apps will have to submit them to the Nokia Store. It is only through Nokia Store than you can get premium apps that are available on the Google Play Store (as long as the app developer(s) makes it available to the Nokia Store).
The Nokia X is standing out in the sense that, it is priced fairly, you can have lots of Android apps, use dual SIM and have a solidly built hardware that won’t need fixing or crack/break from falling down.
For me, the Nokia X reminds me of my Nokia 3310 (O jabo ko fo!).