Nokia downplays Nokia X app availability concerns


The new Nokia X family of devices is notable for many reasons, and one of the big ones is this customized fork of Android that powers the handsets. That’s let Nokia really dictate the user experience Nokia X owners will enjoy, giving us something unlike what the majority of Android users are familiar with. But going out on its own like this has brought consequences to Nokia, and its desire to avoid Google’s control has led to an absence of core Google apps, including the all-important Play Store. Nokia has its own Nokia Store, sure, but is that good enough? It would sure like to convince you as much, and put together the promo video below in a effort to do just that.

While dressed up as a “speedreader challenge,” what the video actually accomplishes is one of the most direct ways to counter fears of an app deficiency: listing a metric boatload of apps that actually are available.

Sure, the Nokia Store doesn’t have everything you’ll find in the Play Store, but if it has what you need – and that seems to be the point Nokia’s driving home here – why sweat the details of who delivers the app to your phone?

Pay close attention and spot the app Nokia mentions twice, and you can even score a Nokia X for yourself. Hit up that source link for details.

Source: Nokia (YouTube) (contest)
Via: MyNokiaBlog

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