Incoming update for Nokia X brings better app control

Nokia X
The X is getting a little bit better

Even though Microsoft has pulled the plug on Nokia's Android adventure it hasn't stopped the Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL from being updated with some new features and enhancements.

They're getting an app switcher to bring them more in line with the Nokia X2. This allows you to easily switch or close apps. Just swipe down from the top of the screen, tap the app switcher icon and then tap the app you want to switch to or tap the 'x' icon to close it.

The update also includes improvements to the Nokia Store, integrating third party app stores so you can manage all of your apps in one place, as well as making it easier to find and download apps and games.

Plus the store is getting a new home screen Spotlight widget to help with app discovery and adding support for one-click downloads so you can get apps faster.

Out now

Last but not least the update adds, OneNote and One Drive if you haven't already downloaded them.

The new software has already started rolling out as an over-the-air update. You should automatically be notified when it's available but you can also manually check for it from the settings screen by heading into 'About phone' then 'System updates'.

James Rogerson

James is a freelance phones, tablets and wearables writer and sub-editor at TechRadar. He has a love for everything ‘smart’, from watches to lights, and can often be found arguing with AI assistants or drowning in the latest apps. James also contributes to, and and has written for T3, Digital Camera World, Clarity Media and others, with work on the web, in print and on TV.