Finnish mobile major Nokia on 18 November 2014 launched Android-based N1 tablet at the Slush conference in Helsinki. The device has been developed in partnership with Foxconn, which will also manufacture it.
This was the first comeback by Nokia after it sold it sold its mobile devices business to Microsoft. The N1 tablet comes one week after the launch of the Lumia 535 by Microsoft without the Nokia brand on it.
The tablet will cost 249 US dollars plus tax and Nokia will start shipping in February 2015 in China. Later it will become available in Europe and other countries.
Specifications of Android-based N1 tablet
N1 comes with Nokia’s own app launcher, called Z, running on top of Android 5.0 or Lollipop. The launcher lets users write on the screen to find apps faster. The user interface also changes the apps shown on the front page depending on usage. The Z launcher is also available for Android-based smartphones.
Where: Slush conference in Helsinki
When: 18 November 2014
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