Nokia X is Nokia’s way of entering into the Android arena, but not quite in the way you’d expect – the device is unable to access Google’s Play Store, instead they have Nokia’s own Nokia store for Android apps. So it’s essential to get developers on board to help develop Android applications for Nokia X. Fortunately it seems that Viber has got Nokia’s back.
BARCELONA, Spain, February 24, 2014 – Viber, the leading mobile communications platform offering free messaging and HD-quality phone calls, announced today an exclusive partnership with Nokia, providing Nokia X device users with a version of Viber that is at parity with Viber’s latest version for Android. The Nokia X version will be available immediately in the Nokia Store.
“This strategic partnership will help us provide Nokia users with a great messaging and calling experience enhanced with photo sharing, stickers and other Viber functionality,” said Talmon Marco, CEO of Viber. “Working with Nokia is a natural step towards bringing Viber to all platforms including Windows Phone and S40, providing users with the complete Viber experience.”
“We believe that great innovation is enhanced through applications, therefore we made sure to offer many of the most popular applications on our new Nokia X family of devices,” said Bryan Biniak, Vice President, Developer Experiences at Nokia. “We worked closely with the Viber team and provided them with a clear path to get their app optimized for the Nokia X software platform. With Nokia X we are bringing Viber’s messaging and calling features to new markets and audiences.”
The partnership, together with Viber’s broad support for multiple platforms, is certain to help expand Viber’s presence in the Nokia market, bringing Viber functionality to Nokia users. The app will be available to demo at MWC 2014 (Mobile World Congress 2014) in Barcelona.