Nokia’s Android smartphone, Nokia X hacked to run Google Playstore

Hasn’t even been a fortnight since Nokia forayed into the Android world with 3 smartphones including the Nokia X. At the time of its launch, the device was supposed to feature a Nokia store for Apps and other services.

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However, reports coming in from various outlets around the world already tell us that the device is now hacked to run Google’s Play Store. As you would’ve expected, it was possible to accomplish this only thanks to Android vulnerability to being ‘rooted’.

Microsoft’s affinity to Nokia is not secret, and that’s perhaps why the Nokia X uses Microsoft services on its Android phones rather than Google’s. But, like mentioned previously, it wasn’t very difficult to get rid of this restriction.

One of the most popular and respected Android communities on the internet is XDA. It was them who managed to get Google Play up and running on the Nokia X.

The device was initially showcased at thee MWC in Barcelona a few days back. It had, for long, been rumoured that Nokia would be releasing an Android powered smartphone. Alongside the Nokia X, the company also showcased Nokia X+ and the Nokia XL smartphones, all of which fall in the affordable or the budget segment of the spectrum.