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    The technology world is a fast moving one, and hence, there are more than 100 stories we publish on a weekly basis here on Pocketnow. Those include reviews, videos, editorials, news, and more. With this new, weekly series, we're making it easier for you to look back at the most interesting, exciting, and popular topics of the week, in case you missed anything. Look for the Pocketnow Week in Review every Saturday morning. It contains the most popular ten stories of the week printed on the portal, as well as top videos from our YouTube channel. Additionally, you can also find our Pocketnow ...

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    Don't say we didn't warn you, as we knew the Nokia X wouldn't last long under Microsoft's wing. We spent the last couple of years dreaming of a Nokia Android phone, but the thought of a low-end Nokia device running a forked version of Android was not the idea. Microsoft has sadly decided to kill the project after less than six months, but at least we've found some good news for those of you who believed. Today we learn that the software updates that were exclusive to the Nokia X2 will reach the legacy Nokia X, Nokia X+, and Nokia XL. The updates are quite significant from a usability ...

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    Memos have been flying around like crazy over at Microsoft. Satya Nadella and Stephen "Hello there" Elop have been trying to synergize with their employees to maximize efficiency and leverage...whatever. It’s like a Weird Al song over there. Recently, Elop made it clear in no uncertain terms that Nokia's devices and services division, now living under the Microsoft umbrella is no longer in the Android phone making business. Of course anyone who has even tangentially been paying attention to the smartphone landscape over the past few years should have seen this coming, but it does beg the ...

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    Contrary to what others in the industry (and even others on the Pocketnow team) may say, the Nokia X was a great little phone. It felt durable, performed well, and once you got rid of that custom launcher and put the Play Store and the Google Now launcher on it, it was a neat little piece of hardware that I thoroughly enjoyed using as my daily driver -- albeit for too short a time. Sure, those aren't things that most people will do, but the fact that you could was what made it remarkable. Yes, we all hated the launcher. Yes, we all hated the singular "back" button, too. But the concept -- ...

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    For years, Android enthusiasts begged Nokia to appease the masses with what they thought would be the perfect combination of the best software and hardware – its hardware running Google's mobile operating system, Android. Not everyone – including our own Michael Fisher – bought into the theoretical Nokia-made dream phone. But there is no denying it was an extremely popular concept. Back in 2010, even I was guilty of suggesting a Nokia-made Android smartphone would solve all my personal gripes with smartphones. And I continued to preach the same story until Microsoft announced it ...

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    Even though Nokia's Devices and Services team is now at Microsoft, the company may not be abandoning their Android efforts. Nokia's X low-end Android device may soon be due for a refresh, as benchmarks are now revealing a possible followup. The unit's alleged specs remind us very much of Motorola's Moto E, a device that didn't perform exceptionally well, but still is worth the price tag according to our own Michael Fisher. The specs on the handset supposedly consist of a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of on-board storage. These specs do place this followup ahead ...

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    The Nokia X hasn't necessarily taken the world by storm, but then again, Nokia wasn't really planning on it. The company was planning on making this a new strategy to reach emerging markets with a non-compromise experience, and it has reached that to a certain level. It's hard to tell if Nokia is doing enough to sell the phone the way it should, but at least we notice that the company does want to fix some of the major issues many hate about it. One of the biggest complaints about the current Nokia X is its home button. According to many users, the user experience isn't at all intuitive. ...

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    The Nokia X is a great little device, although it's a bit under-powered compared to what we've become accustomed to recently. It also has a very interesting launcher, and by "interesting" we mean "weird". What would happen if we could put a Google experience onto the Nokia X? Today we're going to do just that! To get started you'll need to root your little Nokia which brings with it a certain amount of risk. If you're the type who is down with that, go ahead and proceed. If you're one of those who values things like a "warranty", perhaps this is all just academic and something you might ...

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    Nimble hops between short subjects, or longform plumbing of deep depths? We don't like to make you choose with our podcast, so we occasionally hop across formats between episodes. This here is one of the deeper variety. This week's special guest is Myriam Joire (aka tnkgrl), Engadget alum and current product evangelist at Pebble. She brings her considerable expertise in optics and audio to a discussion ranging from the best high-end headphones to buy (to help replicate the "special" acoustic experience promised by the Harman/Kardon HTC One M8) to what camera settings to use for capturing ...

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    A few days ago, we took a very special smartphone out of its packaging: the Nokia X. It's special not because of its midrange build quality or spec sheet, nor even its fluorescent green paint job. It's special because it's an Android-powered phone built by Nokia – until recently, a mere fantasy among the hardest-core of mobile geeks. Of course it's not all rainbows and sunshine, as we've covered before. But none of that matters, really, because when you're getting a gadget as special as this for free, there really isn't much to complain about. "For free, you say?" you ask, jaw dangling ...

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    The "flagship killer" that demands that you "NEVER SETTLE" breaks cover. The pioneer of the modern mobile browser shares his story. And at long last, Microsoft and Nokia finally consummate their love. We could have a feature segment, but with news this hot, do we really need one? Not with a guest like Stefan Constantinescu of TabDump to bring some flavor (and profanity) to the proceedings, that's for sure. A word on the language of this episode: we've recently ditched the "Clean" content rating that's been with us from the start of the Weekly, trading it in for Apple's ominous "Explicit" ...

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    Yesterday will be a day long remembered: it saw the end of Nokia as we know it. After a long regulatory approval process, the company's devices and services division has finally been scooped up by the company whose software has powered its offerings for the past few years: Microsoft. But the looming acquisition by Windows Phone's corporate overlord didn't stop Nokia from experimenting with new ideas in the months leading up to that merger. At this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the company finally laid bare its new offerings for developing markets: a trio of midrange ...

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    When an avalanche of reviews is rumbling its way down your mountain, it's rarely easy to assemble a podcast team – but as we frequently remind you, the Pocketnow Weekly has never missed a week, and we'll be damned if it'll do so now. So despite the forthcoming reviews of the Samsung Galaxy S 5, Gear Fit, Gear 2, Oppo Find 7a, Nokia X, and the just-completed reviews of the ZENS Qi line, BlackBerry 10.2.1, and the Verizon HTC One M8, we're banding together behind microphones in three separate cities on two continents to bring you the news and editorials of a very busy week in mobile. ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about AT&T's continuos teasing of the Asus PadFone X, even though we still don't have pricing or dates for a launch. Nokia follows the news as we go through a hilarious ad the company has published, which shows just how many apps you can find on the Nokia X. We then talk about the HTC One (M8) mini, which also seems to be in the works according to carriers. Google is next as we go through the progress of Android 4.4.3, and also some possible new requirements for phones to say "Powered by Android" according to rumors. We end today's show talking ...

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    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 ...

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    Awwwkward. Ever have one of those times when you’ve had to make up for someone else’s mistakes? Maybe they blurted out something that you hadn’t intended to make known to the general public and now you have to change your whole disposition. Maybe your little sister accidentally blurted out your impending wedding plans to your future in-laws, the Capulets. Similarly, at MWC Nokia introduced us to the Nokia X Microsoft is now saddled with. It’s embarrassing and now you have to explain things earlier than planned and where are you going to get a bottle of poison at this time of night? ...

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    Even though the Nokia X keeps some of the design language from Windows Phone, its similarities are actually not that many. As a matter of fact, once you hop into the settings, you can clearly see that this is stock Android with different buttons and a different font, but Android in every other way. Nokia executives are famous for constantly repeating "beautiful live tiles" every time the company announces a new Lumia, but it seems the company doesn't want the Windows Phone modern UI to reach the Nokia X. Nokia's own style guide for developers reads: Do not mimic different platforms. ...

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    "The one thing we never thought we'd see: Stephen Elop mentioning the word 'Android' and yes, we're running it [on this] Nokia XL. Let's talk about it." That's the intro to this historic hands-on from Jaime Rivera, so yes indeed - let's talk about it. Nokia's X, XL, and XL+ were announced this morning at MWC in Barcelona, a trio of Android-powered phones for developing markets meant to augment the Asha line while also serving as an on-ramp to services like Skype, HERE Maps, and Nokia Music, among others. The future of this Android-powered offering is anyone's guess once the Microsoft ...

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    As part of its bid to "connect the next billion with affordable smartphones," Nokia today announced the long-rumored Nokia X: the device formerly known as the Normandy and Nokia's first-ever Android-powered smartphone. In terms of specs, the headlining Nokia Android phone is everything we expected: a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4, 3MP camera, and 4" IPS WVGA display place the device firmly in the "developing markets" segment, while its particular flavor of Android is predictably Microsoft-leaning in its loyalties: the tile-centric interface bears more than a passing resemblance to Windows Phone, ...

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    Rumors are flying about the Nokia X/Normandy, which appears like it's going to be a lower-end Android-based handset, likely to be announced at this year's MWC. All that sounds great -- but it's an insanely stupid idea! A US$110 Nokia X would just be the company shooting itself in the foot! Nokia is, and always has been, a great manufacturer. It makes phones that really hold no equal. Nokia has an entrenched user-base across Europe, and makes some of the best looking smartphones that you can find. The company can make a smartphone that's well-worth a $500 price tag. But the Nokia X is ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Nokia X event that's now being teased for MWC. We then talk about the HTC M8, its possible event for March 25th, the new leaked renders, and we even talk about a new program called HTC Advantage. Samsung is up next as we go through the news of the company removing the block between third-party accessories and its Galaxy Note 3. Then we go through Samsung's new LED-flash technology for its future smartphone line-up. We end today's show talking about Windows Phone's possible absence from MWC. All this and more after the break. Stories: - ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Huawei's recent teaser of what we can expect from the company at MWC 2014. Nokia follows the rumor mill as we get some additional leaks of the Nokia X, aka, Nokia Normandy in some Android green. Then we go through the news that the Samsung Galaxy S 5 is already being set for sign-up and pre-order. Then we talk about the new leaks of the possible Sony Xperia Tablet Z2, which we consider to be the successor to one of the better Android tablets of our time. We end today's show talking about the leaked photos of the HTC M8 All this and more after ...

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    Snow storms have their ups and downs. On the one hand, they keep you from partaking in all the Nokia unboxing fun your comrades in more seasonable climes are enjoying - but on the other, they put you in mind of all the friends you have in the great Arctic North. One such person is friend of the show Nick Gray of HTCSource and Android and Me, who joins us today for a special extended episode taking a long look at all the HTC M8 rumors of the past few weeks. That's followed by the rest of the news, which this week ranges from Galaxy Gear 2 and iPhone 6 speculation to riffing about Android ...

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    We're all on the edge of our seats waiting to see what Microsoft has planned for Nokia in the next coming days as MWC is a little over a week away. We've heard rumors of the company preparing a significant amount of devices for launch in Barcelona, but we've got to hand it to the company for keeping most of these a secret. The reason why we say 'most' is because the list is quite bigger than expected. A website that hosts the import-export information for India is reporting a significant amount of devices arriving to the country for testing through New Delhi air, and we're talking of ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the launch of the Asus VivoTab Note 8 on the Microsoft Store for a very attractive price. Then we talk about the Nokia Normandy and the reports that the Wall Street Journal is pushing. Samsung follows the news as we talk about a possible "value edition" galaxy S 4, aside from a Galaxy Tab 4. HTC then hits rumor mill with the possible launch of mid-range phones along with the M8, and a possible Nexus 10 tablet. We end today's show talking about a recent study that shows the iPad mini as very easy to break. All this and more after the break. ...

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