Yup, the UI on the Nokia X is unlike any Android interface we've seen, and makes use of tile-like icons not too different from the Windows Phone UI. These icons can be dragged around the home screen, resized (supporting two different sizes) and can even be categorised into custom folders. There's no separate app drawer – the home screen is where it all begins and ends. However, you can swipe sideways to access 'FastLane', a separate screen that lists notifications and recently-accessed apps in chronological order. Via settings, you can control which apps throw up notifications here. If you've played around with one of the Nokia Asha 5xx devices, you'd already know what FastLane is.
The Nokia X interface supports widgets by default, and you don't have to do anything to get them. However, the widgets appear on the home screen amidst all the app icons, and due to their different sizes, tend to look unsightly. They don't gel well at all with the tile-based UI, but at least they deliver their usual functionality for the most part.
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