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While the UI is inspired by Windows Phone, the tiles are more like rows of apps that lack anything to visually separate each one. And, while they're not live like the tiles in Windows Phone, Nokia X gets around the problem using Android's widgets to mimic the live tile concept — as shown above on the X.
These can be initiated by long-pressing an icon, which brings an icon at the bottom of the screen that leads to a list of apps available as widgets — for example, contacts, email, and Facebook. This part feels very Android.
Touching the icons or other actions like using the backwards arrow is a bit of a hit and miss experience.
Nokia has also added its own gesture modifications for its keyboard and provides a set of instructions explaining how to quick copy, cut and paste, add punctuation, or change the case of letters.
Common to other Android devices, a downward swipe connectivity icons in the top right hand corner of the screen provides shortcuts to wi-fi, Bluetooth, a SIM card switcher and sound.