Just below this teaser, the company has also added a countdown timer to boost anticipation ahead of the event. Rumors about the Nokia X2 have so far suggested that the smartphone will sport a 4.3-inch display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, pack a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor clocked at 1.2GHz, paired with Adreno 305 graphics and 1GB of RAM. Other rumored specs of the Nokia X2 include 4GB of internal storage capacity, a 5-megapixel rear camera, and a 0.3-megapixel front shooter. It remains unclear at this point, however, whether the Nokia X2 will run Android 4.3 Jelly Bean or Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box when it launches. As the specs clearly suggest, the Nokia X2 is expected to arrive as a low-end smartphone with a budget-friendly price tag, aimed at first-time smartphone buyers or budget shoppers. The Nokia X is further expected to come in the same bright range of color options Nokia has adopted so far, and the new teaser bolsters such claims. No other details are available at this point regarding this purported Nokia X, but more information should surface shortly.
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Next major Android release to pack "kill switch" & ART as default runtime
Already included in the smartphones like Samsung Galaxy S5 and LG G3, the so-called kill switch functionality, which is also known as reactivation lock or anti factory-reset protection, blocks any attempt to factory restore the smartphone or reactivate it by putting password protection. Unless the thief knows your password, the phone is rendered useless and thus impossible to resell. Specifics of the Android kill-switch are unknown at the point but it will very likely be included i the Android Device Manager , which currently allows Android users to track or wipe their lost or stolen devices. In addition to the kill switch, Android 5.0 will also make ART (Android Runtime) as the default runtime on Android devices. Runtime is the software responsible for executing programs (apps). ART was first introduced with Android 4.4 KitKat as an experimental runtime and has been in testing since, now commits made in AOSP (Android Open-Source Project) reveal that Google is ready to ditch Dalvik and make ART default.
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