There's no doubt that having security features in a smartphone come in
handy, and can save your personal and work-related data. It is always a
wise precaution to enable the security features in your smartphone,
rather than risk losing all the data stored on the device.
Nokia X, which is built using
the Android Open Source Project, and is not certified by Google, which
clearly means that there's no Google Play store, and that no apps based
on Google's APIs will work. While there's no access to Google's Play
Store, users can side-load Android apps from any third-party source.
as per the Nokia Conversations blog, the Nokia X comes with the
required security features to protect the data stored on the device
without downloading third-party security apps.
The three main ways
to protect the data on the Nokia X smartphone is the screen security,
encryption, and SIM card lock. The screen security feature on the Nokia X
has two options, namely - password and PIN. The Nokia X users can
select a combination of numbers and letters, or even both, for locking
the screen with a password, while for the PIN option, users will have to
choose a numerical code consisting of four digits.
Another way to
protect the data is through encryption, which encodes the stored
messages, accounts, images, videos and data in such a way that they can
be only accessed by authorized parties. Notably, after the encryption
process on the Nokia X, the only way to decrypt the data is via factory
data reset. Nokia's official blog post
that the encryption process on the Nokia X takes around an hour.
of the simplest ways, and a feature that is found on most Nokia phones,
is SIM card lock. Nokia X users can go to security settings and choose
the SIM card lock option, which will prevent access of stored contacts
on the SIM card, once the feature is turned on.
its Nokia X family, an Android-based smartphone line-up running a highly
customised version of the OS, at MWC 2014 amidst much fanfare.
surprised a lot of people in the tech industry, given the impending
acquisition of Nokia's mobile phone business by Microsoft. An earlier
report suggested that Nokia's new X family is an attempt to stay
relevant in developing markets, where affordable Android smartphones are being
bought by hundreds of millions of consumers.
The Finnish giant
right after introducing its Nokia X series began rolling out the Nokia X
to developers, as it had promised at the event.
The company has
already revealed plans to roll-out more Nokia X smartphones
soon and, is said to be aiming for lower price points.
this month the Nokia X was announced for the Indian market. The Android
smartphone from Nokia has been priced at Rs. 8,599. The Nokia X+, and Nokia XL have been announced for
India as well, and will be launched within the next two months.
Nokia X Android phone in pictures