We already know Opera Store is going to replace Nokia store on Nokia X, Symbian and other Nokia branded feature phones. In a blog post today Microsoft Mobile has made it clear that they will now start prompting users of above range of Nokia branded phones to make the switch already.
You will be prompted to switch to Opera Mini browser from Nokia Xpress browser too that will be now discontinued by end of 2015. The Nokia Store discontinuation is sooner and it will shut down on 31 March 2015.
Nokia Xpress Browser will be discontinued towards the end of 2015 and replaced by Opera Mini. Like Xpress, Opera Mini is a proxy browser, which means it compresses your Internet data, making mobile browsing faster and highly efficient. Depending on which Nokia device you use, when you launch Nokia Xpress Browser on your phone, you will be asked if you want to upgrade to the Opera Mini browser. If you want to experience Opera Mini now, you can do so with just a few clicks, and you will be redirected to the Opera Mini home page. If you don’t want to change browsers now, you don’t have to: we’ll remind you from time to time, to make sure you can continue to browse the web on your mobile.
Lastly, you may have already received an in-app notification from Nokia Store that it will soon become Opera Mobile Store. Nokia Store as you know it will be discontinued on 31 March 2015, but don’t worry: you don’t have to do anything now, other than continue to use the Store app as is. In the coming weeks, we’ll help you make a smooth transition and continue to enjoy access to thousands upon thousands of apps when Opera Mobile Store becomes the default for classic Nokia phones.
You can read FAQs about Nokia Browser and Store switch to Opera by following below links,
Browser for classic Nokia phones: http://www.nokia.com/sg-en/support/faq/?action=singleTopic&topic=FA144249
App Store for classic Nokia phones: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/mobile/support/product/nokia-store-transition/
One bad news for Symbian device owners is about paid apps. You won’t be able to re-install them once Nokia Store ceases to exist. So, if you have to reset your device you may lose them forever.