Finally! Nokia has seen the light and made some Android phones!
They're low-end models, they're made to look like Windows Phones, and they have a watered-down version of Android with a Nokia app store that's as empty as the Windows Phone software shop, but it's a start. Because they have all the Android drivers built in, it shouldn't be too hard to make custom ROMs with the full Google Play Store and all its apps and Google syncing options.
Back when Nokia wouldn't even look at Android there was a CyanogenMod port for the Nokia N9, but that phone got abandoned real quick. But the new Nokia Android phones should have a longer lifespan, and maybe Nokia will add a few better-specced Androids later on?
Nokia hardware with the flexibility of Android... sounds like a promising alternative for when your Samsung needs replacement.
Update: Done! Nokia X rooted and filled with Google apps.
• Google apps on Nokia X at xda
Monday, 24 February 2014