Wednesday 11 December 2013

This is Nokia’s first Android Phone

You are looking at a smartphone codenamed “Normandy,” which is reportedly Nokia’s entry-level Android phone. According to a report in The Verge, this smartphone has been in works at Nokia for quite some time and uses a forked version (like Amazon) of Android.

There is no confirmation on whether Nokia will actually release the phone but considering that it has been in development despite the acquisition proceedings with Microsoft, it is very likely that we will see the smartphone.

In another report, BGR India adds that we could see the announcement of this smartphone around the time of Mobile World Congress 2014.

Not many details are available at this point about Nokia Normandy but it is said to be Nokia’s successor Asha-series of phones, which are targeted at budget conscious buyers, who want smartphone experience without spending too much money.

Normandy will include all of Nokia’s services like Maps, music and other applications and will also allow consumers to download more Android applications via an Android appstore tie-up but exact details are unclear.

While we could see the launch of Normandy, we are not too hopeful for the future of Android at Nokia. As Microsoft is buying Nokia’s handset division, it will want to put Windows Phone operating system on almost all of Nokia’s offerings.

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