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  1. MicrosoftNorthstar's Avatar
    Nokia has been very emphatic that the forked Android in the X phones run no Google services, only Microsoft. One thing I'm curious about, though, given Nokia's aversion to anything Google, is what browser it's using. Is it Chrome? Is it IE for Android (lol)? Is it Nokia XPress? For example, the other popular forked Android, Amazon Kindle Fire, uses the Silk browser, though that is still based on WebKit which is what Chrome (kinda) also uses. Would be interesting to know just how committed Nokia is to removing Google from the X phones if Chrome is/isn't in the operating system, and what's in its place if it isn't.

    What browser do you think it has, or if you've bought/reviewed the X, tell us what it has.
    02-24-2014 06:27 PM
  2. Jas00555's Avatar
    I image that its the stock Android browser, possibly reskined. I'm not even sure if they'd be allowed to make their own IE because of trademark issues.
    02-24-2014 06:29 PM
  3. xandros9's Avatar
    My guess is the stock Android browser and/or a Nokia Xpress

    I used Android (CM10/11 unofficial build) and it had the stock browser onboard. Chrome wasn't available anyway since the phone was ARMv6 not 7.
    So that browser is still around.
    02-24-2014 09:07 PM
  4. Mr. MacPhisto's Avatar
    There's the possibility of Firefox. I'd bet that Nokia may work with Mozilla to get it fully functional on the X, with services dependent on MS and Nokia. What would be telling is if IE did come over. MS is wants to at least be somewhat platform agnostic, so making IE available on Android (and iOS) wouldn't be a bad idea.
    02-25-2014 08:39 AM
  5. ryraansh's Avatar
    I think Nokia Xpress was shown in some of the leaked screenshots. If I had one though, I would just sideload Firefox or Opera
    EDIT: The Nokia X series will come preloaded with Opera: http://blogs.opera.com/news/2014/02/...opera-browser/
    Last edited by ryraansh; 02-25-2014 at 05:16 PM.
    02-25-2014 08:47 AM
  6. MicrosoftNorthstar's Avatar
    Opera? Not sure how I feel about this. Weren't they the ones who bribed the European Union to fine Microsoft for bundling IE with Windows, giving us the browser ballot screen?
    02-25-2014 05:24 PM
  7. Ordeith's Avatar
    Opera? Not sure how I feel about this. Weren't they the ones who bribed the European Union to fine Microsoft for bundling IE with Windows, giving us the browser ballot screen?
    and recently sold out to Google by backing blink over Webkit.
    02-25-2014 05:30 PM

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