Nokia planning more Android phones after the X (Normandy), release tipped for May-June
0. phoneArena 12 Feb 2014, 05:21 posted on
A source from Artesyn Technologies tips that the Nokia X Android phone that will be announced at MWC is not the only green rabbit to come from the Finns' hat this year, and we can expect several other models, including higher-end ones. The source goes as far as saying that those will be revealed in the May-June timeframe, and will cover different price points. Now whether those will be on the same forked Android principle without Google's apps and Play Store, remains to be seen, but that's the more likely scenario...
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1. MarkArigayo (Posts: 240; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)
Good luck, Nokia. People around the world still want to see you do your best.
12. Skoms (Posts: 118; Member since: 03 Feb 2014)
WP dont sell thats for sure.
Good choice with Android it will sell.
49. Neutral (Posts: 30; Member since: 19 Oct 2013)
I'm not so sure, Nokia died the moment it sold its soul to Miclluminati
13. akki20892 (Posts: 3710; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
Billions of fans now will buy....Low end already here but just think if they make high, and mid range what sell numbers going to be? Billions of fans out there. 300 to 400 millions sold In one year maybe who knows.
20. LiyanaBG (Posts: 381; Member since: 07 Nov 2013)
nokia will fail in andriod without the high end stuff. without pureview and the high end stuff nokia is a fail on any os
nokia lost is chance after it sold itself to MS
after ms bought nokia, Nokia is dead forever RIP.
24. Skoms (Posts: 118; Member since: 03 Feb 2014)
Microsoft will make nokia the only phone maker again.
32. JerryTime (Posts: 468; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)
Windows is the most prevalent OS in the world, so why do people keep saying that Nokia will die because of the Microsoft's acquisition? If you do not think that Microsoft has the time, the money, and or the means to help right the Windows Phone ship and bring Nokia back to prominence, you're sorrily mistaken. I am a religious Android user, and have no problem admitting this nor understanding it.
2. mercorp (Posts: 987; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)
And hopefully Cyangenmod comes out quickly.I expect that this will not have Google play services...
18. boosook (Posts: 1133; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
And exactly why should I buy a Nokia Android phone for about $150/EUR150 with such low end specifications when I can buy, say, a Moto X or Xperia M with much better specifications, more or less the same price and no need to put an alternate distro to have the ggogle apps?
34. chocowii (Posts: 355; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)
The quality of Nokia in terms of hardware. Moto X and the Xperia M doesnt last even a day. Ashas on the other hand last 1-2 days on average use. Nokia is good on camera too. We all know that.
38. sprockkets (Posts: 1434; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
I guess you don't know Asha runs on 240x320 screens on less than 500mhz processors.
You want android to run for days? Make it an Asha phone by turning off location and sync services.
Oh wait, the Moto G can already do that since it is an awesome phone.
3. Rocksteady (unregistered)
Here offline navigation apk with the maps data please.
4. emadshiny (Posts: 1142; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
Keep it up Nokia
You're on a right track.
5. surethom (Posts: 339; Member since: 04 Mar 2009)
Please please do a pureview camera Android phone with xenon flash.
8. brrunopt (Posts: 591; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)
didn´t you read the article ? the Pureview tecnology belongs to Microsoft now
6. Beijendorf (Posts: 328; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)
Nokia still has their Advanced Technology division, so catching up will be easy for them.
Furthermore, I'm quite certain Microsoft merely lease the patents, meaning it's not truly theirs. Nokia can always return to them by the time they're allowed to produce smartphones once more.
9. brrunopt (Posts: 591; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)
They are leased for 10y, and with a prolongue/buy option...
7. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
WOOOOOOO!!!!!!! YES!!!!!!!!!COME ON!!!!!!!!!! COME ON!!!!!!!! WOOOOOOO!!!!!! WHO SAID SIT DOWN?!!!!!!!!!! That's what I'm waiting for, more Android phones from Nokia!
Please release a high end Android phone with PureView camera, Nokia. Keep it up, Nokia!
10. brrunopt (Posts: 591; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)
the Pureview tecnology belongs to Microsoft now, along with the rest of high end stuff...
11. alterecho (Posts: 1094; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
" what will be left with Nokia after the Microsoft acquisiton, will be the low-end Asha and feature phone department"
Isn't the entire phone, including the the Asha line being bought? Don't they have a stupid agreement, which prevents Nokia from entering the devices business till 2016, in place?
"value added, like the PureView cameras, HAAC mics and ClearBlack displays, will remain with the team from Redmond"
Aren't the rights to those still being held by Nokia and only the rights being only contracted off??
14. papss (unregistered)
Yes to the first part and for the second part that is with m$ for 10 years with the option to buy
26. tadaa (Posts: 264; Member since: 18 Apr 2013)
nokia can still use their patents as they're only licensing them to microsoft. and why the hell has anyone not concluded that the reason nokia can't offer google play is that they aren't part of the OHA? they keep on pulling for play services to be bundled but that would require jumping to OHA which would be far off for now.
42. alterecho (Posts: 1094; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
"nokia can't offer google play is that they aren't part of the OHA"
43. alterecho (Posts: 1094; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
MS is still not the patent holder, as far as i know. They'll be leasing/getting the rights to use, from Nokia.
27. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3562; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
Yeah, this is another one of those "bulk bags full of salt articles".....
15. papss (unregistered)
I'm not sure how this is possible tbh, unless m$ is doing it themselves
16. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6816; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
This phone is going to sell like hot cakes when release. Just hope they put their pureview 41mp android powered phone out after this one.
17. AfterShock (Posts: 3570; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
A Nokia Nexus please.
I'll take several.
19. ronjr123 (Posts: 64; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)
I don't understand how this will succeed with the play store.
21. kindlefireowner (Posts: 458; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
Fandroids. Do you actually read the articles or just the headlines? Nokia is releasing a Android based feature phone. That's it.
22. Topcat488 (Posts: 1180; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)
Sorry Nokia... You took the easy way out with M$, so you're a day late with this action... They say "video killed the radio star", but i say Microsoft killed Nokia. You should have entered the Android scene long ago, but you let M$ money destroy you, good luck with that.
23. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)
I thought that, as per terms of the agreement with Microsoft purchasing Nokia's handset division, that the company Nokia could not release any Smartphones until 2016 or after...if anyone would be releasing these handsets, wouldn't it now be Microsoft? Something is not right about this report.
30. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3562; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
I'm totally confused about Normandy.. Daniel Rubino of WPCentral said that it would be released...
37. domfonusr (Posts: 374; Member since: 17 Jan 2014)
a) I was under the impression that Microsoft was getting ALL of the devices division from Nokia, including both the Lumia and Asha lines.
b) Like you, I too was under the impression that Nokia would be out of the handset business entirely until no earlier than 2016.
c) Because the AOSP part of Android is open-source, and Nokia is now clearly using just AOSP, no one can really complain at either Microsoft or Nokia for using it to replace Series 40 in Asha devices, and Microsoft will be inheriting from Nokia something that will not technically cause them any legal liability in the continuation of the Asha series. AOSP and Nokia's (Microsoft's) fork and UI on top of it will not be a legal problem for them, and will give them more options going forward. Kind of like how Microsoft once dealt in UNIX (their's was called 'Xenix') as well as Windows (MS-DOS-based back then) so they could have more leverage in variety - and some of the 'Xenix' code and implementation, along with the leftovers of their OS/2 that they had developed in cooperation with IBM, ended up going into and supplementing the then 'new' Windows NT...
So... I agree that something is definitely wrong with this report.
25. JerryTime (Posts: 468; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)
If Nokia is planning on making "high end" devices, I will definitely give one of them a shot depending on what it's packing. I have been drooling over this idea for a while now.
31. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3562; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
Go get them! Go to the store right now and buy one... Lol!!!!........
Just joking, I know what you mean....
33. -box- (Posts: 3915; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
I'm glad Nokia is using pure Android, not scroogle's version. That said, I hope they will reacquire the Jolla team and make some Sailfish phones as well as the forked Android ones. A duopoly of WP and Jolla sounds amazing, though I'm not sure how Nokia could lull it off since they're not supposed to make devices until 2016, per the acquisition agreement, once that all goes through.
36. kindlefireowner (Posts: 458; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
Fandroids. It's official. Something that I have known for years. Fandroids can't read. Fandroids did you read the part about the X being a fork Android Asha overlay. Which means this is a feature phone.
39. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2058; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
With the amount of crazy people here waiting to buy an Android powered phone by Nokia, I would expect nothing less than 10 million Nokia Normandies/X's sold. Lets see do people really by a Nokia Android phone they've been wanting for years.
40. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1211; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
Folks before the month is probably at mobile congress Microsoft will give some word as to their views and actions about the Nokia "Normandy" effort. this is the most important decision Microsoft has to make about it's New Mission as a devices and services company.
if Microsoft wants to be Super player MS will sell MS versions of Android smart phones as well as their OWN Microsoft Windows smart phones. This is the Year Apple Ipads will get the Official Microsoft office sweet that is one of the Reasons I think Apple is making a larger screened Ipad. An "Android version of office will be offered later. Microsoft will make tons of Money selling MS Office for the Ipads provided Microsoft and Apple work out a deal on the right price. I predict the Ipad's version of MS office will cost a little more than a Windows 8.1 Tablet's version will because Apple will want it's cut of the profit. Remember if you sell something for an apple product you must give Apple it's cut of the profit that's the Apple way that is how Apple makes money and became Rich money wise!
41. KIANO (Posts: 68; Member since: 13 Feb 2011)
Nokia enters into a new territory of Android for the first time. Even though without Google Play & Services, still uncertain if this will cannibalize low end devices from other manufacturers. May pose challenges for Google's services by Nokia's reliable apps such as offline maps and/or other camera features plus Microsoft Office Exchange service. The market will decide. Let's see.
44. corporateJP (Posts: 2088; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)
This article is full of fiction, information that is incorrect and whatnot...
47. Alex123 (Posts: 232; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)
Excited indeed. come on Nokia and bring us a full version of android please
48. roscuthiii (Posts: 1887; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
Hmm. If the Normandy comes without the Google Play Store and Google services, then I'm sure it won't be long til someone gets to the "root" of the matter and the solution will be "unlocked" for all, as is the "custom".
50. AMgdy (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Feb 2014)
Despite the fast the Nokia manufactures a decent handsets but It's too late for Nokia to enter this area!