STAFF REPORT KHI: Microsoft Devices kicked off the Nokia X Portathon across various universities of Karachi. Nokia X Portathon is a unique application porting programme where developers port their Android applications onto the Nokia Store getting the advantages of Nokia X platform along with the range of Nokia X devices.

Nokia X Portathon garnered much attraction from students and graduates belonging to University of Karachi, IBA, FAST, FUUAST, SSUET and others. A series of workshop sessions delivered at universities supported by digital engagement activities helped hundreds of developers to join and gain awareness of Nokia X platform opportunities.

The Portathon workshop sessions were conducted by Sameer Ahmed Khan, Nokia Developer Champion and supervised by Syed Abdul Basit, DX Partner Manager, Microsoft Devices Pakistan.

“We have introduced the Nokia X range of affordable smartphones which are built on the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), the software stack upon which some of the most popular smartphones in the world are based,” said Kamran Masood Niazi, Communications Manager, Microsoft Devices Pakistan while speaking on the occasion.

He said that this programme was conducted to tap into Pakistans hub of young enthusiastic developers, and guide them in porting their apps on the Nokia Store. This way, we enriched the Nokia Store with incredible local content and honed their skills which will facilitate them in the future.”

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