Nokia releases Nokia Xpress web browser for Lumia phones
Nokia rolls out Xpress web browser in Beta for Lumia Windows Phone handsets
Nokia has just released a new browser for its Windows Phone Lumia devices called Nokia Xpress.
The new browser will be available for download via the Windows Phone Store (previously the Windows Phone Marketplace) shortly and is currently a Beta build, suggesting additional features and improvements may well be made over time before a final version is released.
As usual for Windows Phone, everything is very much Metro/Modern flavour but there’s more than a little inspiration taken from other current browsers such as Chrome and Opera.
Notably, Nokia Xpress takes advantage of Opera-style data compression (up to 85 per cent), meaning webpages load faster making things both more convenient and also cheaper in terms of data consumption on limited tariffs.
It also has a ‘Quick link’ dialpad for favourite webpages, a built-in RSS reader for blogs and news feeds, built-in one-click translation and the option to save pages for offline reading and integrated SkyDrive Cloud download and upload for images and videos.
The RSS reader includes a ‘Magazine’ feature which helps you curate feeds you’re interested in and presents them in a magazine-style format:
‘Nokia’s unique Magazine feature automatically asks you if you want to add sites with feeds to your collection as you visit them. It then presents the feeds to you in an appealing, easy-to-use magazine layout. Turn the pages with a swipe to quickly and easily read what most interests you.’
Nokia Xpress even has some included tools for monitoring data usage and these can be implemented as a Live Tile on your Start screen.