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Nokia Normandy leak points to an announcement date: March 25

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Nokia Normandy leak points to an announcement date: March 25
Just in case the various leaks of the Nokia Normandy Android device weren't enough, the latest has spurred a rumor for a potential announcement date for the device. We've been seeing quite a few official looking press render type shots of the device, which usually means that it is close to announcement, if not release. Now, a rumor is putting the announcement for the device on March 25th.

As happens with many rumors, this one begins with someone looking closely at today's leaked pic of the Normandy UI. It looks quite a bit like Windows Phone the more we get into the meat of it, but the interesting thing is that the date set on the device for the screenshots looks like March 25th. Some sources are claiming the date points to February 25th, which would be in time for MWC; but, this latest leak only gives the date (25th) and the day of the week (Tuesday).. And, the thing is that this year is weird, because both February 25th and March 25th fall on Tuesdays. The reason we believe that this points to March rather than February is because that's the date used in a previous Normandy leak

Today's leak makes the second time that Nokia pointed to March 25th in a Normandy screenshot, although that might not really mean anything. It could be a tentative date that Nokia has been aiming at for an announcement or a release. Or, it could be the birthday of the project manager behind the Normandy. It is really hard to say, but we are pretty confident that the leak is not referring to February, which means we have a couple months of rumors before we get real info.

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posted on 16 Jan 2014, 10:43

1. MarkArigayo (Posts: 240; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


Yeah, just wait and see...

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 10:54 5

4. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


yep that's it, wait and see..........Nokia Android is coming.......!!!

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 11:38 6

14. SandraB (banned) (Posts: 75; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)


Why not realeese a real Android phone???????

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 11:50 3

18. nexusdude (Posts: 151; Member since: 22 Aug 2013)


How much more real can it get?

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 16:36

44. SandraB (banned) (Posts: 75; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)


You cant even use Chromecast with wp.

its useless.

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 12:01 3

21. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


If they do, then the reason is obvious..
If they don't, then the reason is obvious..
It will be, what it will be..

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 13:39 3

34. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


oh my god.....that was actually a non-fanboy comment from you...well done!!!!

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 16:52 2

45. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


If you actually read my comments, instead of being childish all the time, you would understand that most* of my comments are very reasonable. I'm not afraid to admit that I love WP, and the whole MS ecosystem, but some of you guys just can't handle, and respect that, so hell yes I'm gonna speak up when you don't give credit where credit is due.. I can❕ And, I always have. Have you ever thought that maybe it's your ego, fuelled by Androids popularity, that's keeping you from seeing that?

*Lol.

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 19:00 1

48. Extradite (banned) (Posts: 316; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)


+1 agree and respect that

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 11:59 2

20. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Agree.. I have no idea at this point.. Well, I have three solid guesses, but... We'll just have to wait and see what this is about.. I do have to admit that it's kinda exciting though.. Hummmmmmmm❔❔❔

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 13:45

36. corporateJP (Posts: 2431; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


Stephen heard this thing was coming after he went back to Microsoft, now he's sh*t his britches in the pool.

Get on it.

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 16:10

41. gutuebogdan (Posts: 29; Member since: 16 Oct 2013)


keep it this way and I'll change my mind about you (if that would count)

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 16:55

46. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Your viewpoint doesn't concern me.. Just respect peoples choices, and we'll be fine.

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 10:51 4

2. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2146; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Even if Nokia releases an Android phone, it will never be the Google version. Good move from them.

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 10:53 2

3. fouadqr (Posts: 326; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


CM ..

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 11:52 3

19. grapeseed87 (Posts: 123; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)


Yeah and it wont be Lumia either. Its a good experiment on Low end Android but competition will be heavy this year with the Chinese brands.

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 10:59 1

5. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


I'm seeing Jetpack Joyride, Plants and Zombies and Vine. Brings hope that it has Google Play support.

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 11:07 3

8. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Given that all of those apps are available in the Amazon Appstore as well, I'd suggest you not get your hopes up too much.

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 11:36 1

11. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Oh yeah, almost forgot. Well Amazon app store would still be nicer than Nokia creating one from scratch.

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 19:45 1

49. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Oh, I'm not saying that this will offer the Amazon Appstore. I wouldn't put it past Nokia to try building its own Android app store. I'm just saying that the only thing that should ever lead you to assume Google Play Store is Google apps.

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 11:03 6

6. aranauser (Posts: 58; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Thank god.finally a lagfree droid.good job nokia

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 11:37 5

12. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


You haven't tried Android devices since 2012 haven't you.

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 12:44

25. elitewolverine (Posts: 5188; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


I have, note 3 here, yes it lags a time, touchwiz off it is great. Not as laggy, but people with s3 and updates, good luck. I exchange them all day long. As well as the latest HTC One update, ugh that one gives me headaches all week at work.

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 13:26

30. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Well, you might have Exynos version, my SD 800 version doesn't lag at all. No lag whatsoever.

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 13:36 1

32. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


My Nexus 5 is quicker in real use than my friends 5s....

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 11:40 7

15. SandraB (banned) (Posts: 75; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)


wp is more laggy and slower than Android nowadays

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 11:49 7

16. grapeseed87 (Posts: 123; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)


Haha that was a good one! Really good sarcasm there XD!

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 12:56 4

28. alpinejason (Posts: 262; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)


yeah right i have a lumia 520 it does not have any lag whatsoever.however i have a galaxy 3 and 4 and they have lag slowdown whatever you want to call it.not to mention apps not responding asking me to wait or force close.i am not a fanboy but i will never spend another penny on anything that runs android no matter who makes the phone.i also have a iphone 4s and 5s

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 13:31 3

31. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Wut? You hate Android and you call GSs slow and laggy. And still you have two of them. Sorry, I'm not believing you.

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 13:42 4

35. cdgoin (Posts: 538; Member since: 28 Jul 2010)


I have forgotten what lag is as I NEVER see lag in my Nokia 925.. so try again Apple/Droid fanboy.

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