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December 14, 2013

Nokia Reportedly Working on Android OS Phone

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Nokia is building a smartphone featuring Android OS and if certain reports are to be believed, it may be launched as early as 2014. Nicknamed Nokia Normandy, (Project N) this is going to be the first ever Android phone from the company. There have been numerous leaks and news items in the past that said that Nokia is working on an Android smartphone, but none of the rumors ever became a reality. After choosing Windows Phone operating system over others for its’ smartphones, Nokia seemed to be never looking back. The company has definitely experimented with the Android platform in the past – which came to light when images of a Nokia N9 running Android 2.3 were leaked in 2011.

According to reports, Nokia Normandy is a low-end Android smartphone developed to target the emerging markets, just like the Nokia Asha series of smartphones. Above is the leaked image of the phone c/o @evleaks, that is believed to be true to how the phone might look. The Normandy is said to feature a special version of Android, similar to what Amazon did for its “Kindle Fire” tablets. So, joining the list of cheap Android smartphones could very well be the next big launch from Nokia. Those who love Android and are Nokia fans can now settle for this middle-ground and get a “forked” version of the operating system on a Nokia smartphone.

 

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Dave Thornton

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Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini