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Nokia's X is a Windows Phone, Android, and Asha mashup (pictures)

True to rumors, the new Nokia X smartphone technically does run on Android, but not as you might expect. Let CNET show you how.

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Nokia X OS uses Android's open-source code as its base, which makes it possible to run the Android apps. Yet, the interface also pulls from both Asha and the Windows Phone OS -- see those tiles?
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The Fastlane gives you a stream of apps and activities, such as status updates and notifications.
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Besides this blue version, the Nokia X also comes in a bright, bright green. The only feature on its rear side is a 3-megapixel camera.
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The interface looks more like Windows Phone than Skype.
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That's the side.
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There's the charging port.
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The headphone port.
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Here is the X next to the XL.
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Those yellow and blue colors look lovely.
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I think the yellow is my favorite.
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The X on top of the XL.

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