We’re not sure why you’d want Nokia’s app store — their primary source for downloading apps on the new Nokia X family — on your Android device, but you can get it if that’s your prerogative. The always-helpful folks of XDA have ported the Nokia Apps store to any Android device running Android 4.1.2 or higher.
So what can you find in there? Well, apps and games. Not many of them, natch. And everything in there can also be had from the Google Play Store. But if you want a piece of Nokia on your device without having to buy the underpowered Nokia X devices, this is the way to go.
The app store app itself isn’t the most beautiful piece of development we’ve ever seen, but it looks like it gets most of the job done for those who just want a quick and easy repository for downloading popular apps. We’d be much more interested in getting some of Nokia’s own-built apps onto other devices, such as Nokia Here Maps, Nokia MixRadio and the Nokia Launcher, but perhaps that’s another task for another day.
Of course, those in the reverse position — Nokia X owners longing for Google Apps and Google Play support — are already in luck, as the device has been hacked and rooted to be able to run these things without an issue. Click here to find out how to take care of that, and if you’re interested in getting the Nokia Apps store onto your Android 4.1.2 device you can find all the details you need over at XDA.
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