Nokia may have already officially announced the new and upcoming slew of smartphones - dubbed Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL - that will run on the Android Open Source Project, but there's still some uncertainty related to whether and how the devices will run apps that are made entirely by Nokia or the native Android Play Store.
And while that's expected to be fixed in the upcoming days with more confirmations regarding the same from the company, it seems like the Nokia app store might soon be available for anyone running an Android phone with the developers at XDA-Developers already working to make that possible.
"Some Nokia applications are highly anticipated, with Nokia Maps being right at the very top of the list. While Here Maps hasn't yet been ported to other devices, one Nokia X app has made its way to other devices," the official report for the same states.
As of now, the project is very much a work in progress. However, guessing by the early symptoms (as revealed by the guys at XDA), it seems like the new porting project could gain massive popularity in the long run if completed successfully.
The first application that was ported from the Nokia X, as a part of the project, was the Nokia Store, the replacement of Google Play Store found on any and all devices running on Android devices.
"The application was ported by XDA Senior Member opssemnik, who did the dirty work, and now Nokia's app can work without any build.prop modifications. Some applications still can't be installed due to some permissions and API problems, but this is to be expected because of Nokia's framework and API changes on the X family," the report adds.
If anyone's interested is checking out the new port (partially completed), they can head over to the XDA forum to get it on their phones.