July 28, 2014 11:00 am

Incoming: new update for Nokia X owners

Starting from today, those of you with a Nokia X, Nokia X+, or Nokia XL can expect to see some brand new features and enhancements coming your way.


Now, the easiest way to see which apps are running is to use the new App Switcher feature – much like what’s included with the new Nokia X2.

You get to the app switcher by swiping down from the top of the screen and tapping the app switcher icon. Select the app you want to switch to, or tap the X icon to close an app.

Several great Microsoft services now come pre-installed.

Outlook.com, OneDrive and OneNote are all integrated, meaning that everybody now has access to their Outlook email, cloud storage, and really useful note-taking tools.

Outlook.com includes support for multiple Outlook accounts, with push notifications and calendar/contact syncing.

With OneNote Mobile, not only do you have instant access to your Microsoft OneNote 2010 notebooks stored on your OneDrive account, you can also create jottings right from your Nokia X and sync up to 500 of your notes.

The improved Nokia Store makes it easier to search, find and download games or apps onto your Nokia X.


Nokia Store also integrates other third-party app stores, meaning all of your app exploring can be done under one roof, making for a consistent experience.

Other improvements in the Store include a new Home screen Spotlight widget for app discovery and one-click downloads for faster access to apps.

Starting today, the new software will arrive at your Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL as an over-the-air (OTA) update.

Just wait for the push notification prompting you to download it. Alternatively, you can manually check by navigating to settings > About phone > System updates > Check now.

More details about the update and how to install can be found here and here.

We’d also advise downloading the update via Wi-Fi as not to impact on your data plan.

Have you updated, yet? Tell us what you think!

Updated September 30, 2015 9:46 pm