Leaked pics show Nokia Normandy Android phone as a dual-SIM device
1. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1130; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
No way will they make an Android phone. Things would go worse for Nokia.
14. sgodsell (Posts: 907; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
Reliable or not. This device is coming out with a pretty poor display resolution (854x480) and what snapdragon processor does it have? I guess it will be for emerging markets. But if Motorola can release the moto g for $100 now, and it has a 1280x720 gorilla glass 3 display. Why can't Nokia do the same.
21. naveenstuns (Posts: 171; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)
Moto G is cheap only on US -_-. In India it is going to lauch at nearly double the rate of lumia 525
29. sgodsell (Posts: 907; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
The 520 is being sold off for $59 at at&t to make room for the new 525. If you can remember when the 520 first came out in February 2013 started to sell for $180. The 525 is exactly the same as the 520 except the 525 will have 1gb of ram instead of 512mb of ram that is in the 520. Even the new update from Nokia (black) can't run Nokia's refocus app. It requires 1gb of ram. So the 520, 521, 620, 625, 720 can't run the apps that require 1gb of ram.
28. sgodsell (Posts: 907; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
The moto g in south america and Europe is currently being sold at very affordable prices. On the 14th of January India is going to start selling the moto g at affordable rates as well. We will have to see what price the 525 will start to sell at in India.
30. andonia2 (Posts: 27; Member since: 26 Jul 2013)
I wonder when the moto X will be comin to India....
31. __0__ (Posts: 225; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
Everything is more expensive in dirty India
9. boosook (Posts: 912; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
First of all, it's Android-based, but it will be a fork like Amazon did with the Kindle, so it won't include Google apps. It will be a custom Nokia OS based on Android.
Second, this could be an unexpected move by Microsoft. Recall that Android is open source, so everyone can take it and customize it, and this means... even Microsoft can do it!
Why would they do it? Because they could have realized that Windows Phone has come to a point where it will be very difficult to grow further. BB and Symbian are dead, and their old users have already migrated to iOS, WP or Android, and WP has attracted also a number of Apple users. Look at the growth of WP in the last year and the numbers almost perfectly match the number of users lost by BB, Symbian and iOS. But how will they gain more users now that all users that still had to change their old smartphones have made their choice?
That's why Microsoft could have devised an incredible strategy: use Nokia to build an alternative ecosystem to Google's, using Android itself as the base OS, but with Nokia and Microsoft's apps, so that the maps will be Nokia Maps, the default messenger will be Skype instead of Hangouts (and look at the screenshot...), the default search engine could be Bing, and so on. Lumias will become Microsoft Lumias, and Microsoft could use the Nokia brand on this Android-Microsoft hybrid. The OS could be called "Nokia OS" or whatever. It will just be based on Android.
This would let Microsoft attract more users: those users who love Nokia but don't like WP and so have migrated to other brands. And we know that there are countries where the Nokia brand is still very strong, like India.
Microsoft using Android to attack Google? Incredible, but how could you explain this phone otherwise? The rumors have been around for a couple of months, and instead of fading there's more and more evidence that the phone is still being developed...
19. ePoch270 (Posts: 89; Member since: 26 Sep 2013)
If they choose to forgo Google PLay in favor of their own App market, it will be a death knell. That is what is plaguing WP now. Poor selection of Apps compared to iOS and Android.
11. akki20892 (Posts: 3270; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
It's call it's coming. Great Nokia your android ui looks amazing. Can't wait to see. Go Nokia and we will make sold number Large.
2. JGuinan007 (Posts: 621; Member since: 19 May 2011)
I wonder if Motorola will make a Windows phone
22. madmikepr (Posts: 90; Member since: 09 Aug 2011)
maybe this is the new Windows UI Interface xD
27. bakarock (Posts: 44; Member since: 29 Aug 2013)
forked version of windows phone. T.R.O.L.L..THUMBS UP
3. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)
So they have even managed to make the android lock screen look like windows phone!! I don't like the arrow as the only button either
6. geetam (Posts: 17; Member since: 15 May 2013)
Look at the lockscreen date... Its saying March 25....so hope this phone will launch on March 25th.... R.I.P SAMSUNG :D
13. EgyDroid (Posts: 102; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)
As much as it hurts me.....I must say that it looks fake
look at Skype the "creat account" is only half visible and just like the notification icons ,too.
P.S: If they realy made an android nokia phone then "R.I.P" samsung" indeed
15. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7429; Member since: 14 May 2012)
It's funny how this has been said every year since 2010, yet Samsung keeps rising and rising.
16. dratomic (Posts: 439; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)
you see nokia owns 90 % of wp market. if only they chose android instead of wp. same thing wouldve happened in android. but unfortunately they didnt
23. lalalaman (Posts: 283; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)
Plus 25 march is tuesday....so it can really come to life...its amazing....
I think its asha running android....as the name says a110
7. mottykels (Posts: 364; Member since: 15 May 2013)
Its asha that can run android apps ? #joke
8. Aplusk (Posts: 86; Member since: 10 Nov 2013)
its android optimized by nokia on their device and not like other oem who just put android on their device.
this nokia normandy will not have play store and google services & since it is optimized by nokia it will give good battery life and decent experience, no lags and all that.
18. dratomic (Posts: 439; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)
i would love to have an android phone w/o googles disturbing services
20. Tas09 (Posts: 7; Member since: 08 Jan 2014)
Was that sarcasm, or stupidity? How the hell are you going to use an Android without Google's "disturbing" services? Android IS Google.
10. freebee269 (Posts: 516; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)
is nokia allowed to name their device the same name as another device? because if not then there's already an a110 out by micromax.http://forum.xda-developers.com/micromax-a110 . has the mostly the same specs except for the processor.
17. corporateJP (Posts: 1520; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)
I'd buy this, just to use as a backup. The specs might be geared for "emerging markets", but I'd get one or two imported to have. It will be a collectors item regardless, if it indeed sees the light of day. Hell of a "swan song" if it makes it.
24. Snoobab (Posts: 172; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
How do we know it's actually Anrdoid?
These screen caps look VERY similar to the Asha Development Platform (used by the 501, 502 and 503).
25. shadez10 (Posts: 395; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)
would definitely get one when is phone gets released...
32. sianto (Posts: 65; Member since: 11 Dec 2013)
It's a mix between MeeGo (MeeGo was awesome, still have an N9) and Windows Phone, had 2 of them, but don't really like Microstfu.