Opera Browser Comes Pre-installed on Nokia X Android-powered Smartphones
Article by George Norman
On 27 Feb 2014
The properly good Opera web browser comes preinstalled on the new Nokia X family of products, the Nokia X, X+ and XL. The X family is Nokia’s first range of Android-powered smartphones.

“Nokia X will bring millions of customers around the world their first true smartphone experience,” says Bryan Biniak, Vice President, Developer Experience at Nokia. “With the Opera browser pre-installed, customers will be equipped with a high-quality, intuitive mobile web browser from the moment they turn on their device.”


Norwegian developer Opera Software is quite excited about the launch of Nokia’s first range of Android smartphones, the Nokia X, X+ and XL. The developer is excited because its Opera web browser comes pre-installed on the Nokia X software platform. Customers who get a device from the Nokia X family will have easy access to a powerful, full-fledged browser that is fast, responsive, and user friendly.

“Being a key player on a debuting platform is always exciting, and when Nokia is the force behind the project, doubly so,” says Lars Boilesen, CEO Opera Software. “We have a long history of working with Nokia and we are glad they chose Opera to be included in the Nokia X from launch day. Together, we are committed to giving customers a great surfing experience right from the start.”

All three devices from the Nokia X family are dual SIM. The features Nokia’s top quality build and they are available in multiple colors. You can check out their specs and you can compare them by following this link.

I remind you that Microsoft is in the process of acquiring Nokia’s Devices and Services business. It goes without saying that Microsoft is not interested in promoting Google’s Android mobile operating system.

Frank X. Shaw, Corporate Vice President of Communications at Microsoft, explained that the acquisition has not gone through yet. Consequently Nokia and Microsoft operate as two independent companies. This means that Nokia is still free to launch any device it wants, even Android-powered ones.

Shaw pointed out that Microsoft’s primary smartphone strategy remains Windows Phone. It remains to be seen if Microsoft will pull the plug or keep the Android-powered Nokia X family once the acquisition goes through.

In related news, you may want to know about Nokia Tresure Tag, a small device that will help you keep track of valuable objects.

Tags: Opera Software, Nokia, Android, Google, Microsoft, Windows Phone, smartphone, Nokia X
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