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Tweet reveals image of Android powered Nokia Normandy

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Tweet reveals image of Android powered Nokia Normandy
After he sent out a tweet revealing the UI of the unannounced Nokia Normandy last week, evleaks re-tweeted an image (originally tweeted by @seamissu) on Sunday of the same device. Considering that the Finnish based firm's Devices and Services business has been purchased by Microsoft, you might be wondering how the Android powered Normandy will be pulled off. The device is expected to run a forked version of Google's open source OS. That means you won't see the Google Play Store or Google branded apps on the handset. This is the same thing that Amazon does with the version of Android it uses on its Amazon Kindle Fire tablets.

We will most likely see the device unveiled at MWC next month. And while this trick never seems to work out perfectly, the phone showed a March 25th date in the previous leak. So we could see a late March release of the Normandy.

Many of our readers over the years have expressed an interest in a Android powered Nokia phone. We could be just weeks away from having that dream come true.

Leaked photo of the Nokia Normandy

Leaked photo of the Nokia Normandy


source: @seamissu 

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posted on 12 Jan 2014, 13:55 9

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


Nokia should've used Android in the first place of not using WP! Cause WP is a dead platform. Even till know WP ain't helping Nokia.....!

Even Samsung first tried Symbian and was making WindowsMobile platform, even Htc had 2 platforms. To see which sales better. Every OEMs have "plan B" for second options, if one fails,the other one helps.

I would love to own a Nokia Android set. I remember the N9, but Elop made that phone "exclusive for very few countries"

Who knows will there be a Nokia Android PureView device..

posted on 12 Jan 2014, 15:45 11

32. volcano (Posts: 348; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


if windowsphone dead platform who is buying these phones ghosts ? if windows phone dead os you wouldn't see developers releasing apps everyday enough with this crap. as for your android with pureview dream won't happen its a dead dream thank you Microsoft for buying nokia, keeping us safe and for offering a third option for consumers who doesnt like ios or android

posted on 12 Jan 2014, 16:24 3

33. HASHTAG (unregistered)


Yeah, because every manufacture has to choose Android.

posted on 12 Jan 2014, 21:58 1

43. __0__ (banned) (Posts: 242; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Windows phone are very good for the midrange and low end . While Android is best on high end phones . To be honest with you only the 520 , 720 , 625 and the now significantly dropped price 920 are selling well .

posted on 13 Jan 2014, 10:10

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


You had me until the "thank you Microsoft for buying Nokia" part.

posted on 12 Jan 2014, 18:44 3

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


Nokia 1045 or something else.

Its coming guys not too long to wait. Bring it on Nokia.

posted on 12 Jan 2014, 18:49 2

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


Still we don't know this device is running fork version of android. Just wait for final and true rumor about os version.

posted on 12 Jan 2014, 13:57 11

2. Gaurav008 (Posts: 328; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


On second thoughts, if the phone is running a forked version of Android that is to say without Google Play Store and Services, then, it's not worth owning this "Android" device.
Just my opinion.

posted on 12 Jan 2014, 14:05 6

4. ocilfa (Posts: 334; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


I definitely agree, but you could always sideload apps in one way or another. Also, its bound to get rooted anyway.

posted on 12 Jan 2014, 14:25 2

8. ECPirate37 (Posts: 200; Member since: 14 Jul 2011)


I have wanted a Nokia Android phone for years. I used to only buy Nokias back in the day, until the N series started falling off. Then I switched to HTC and have been happy, but now it seems HTC is no longer listening to consumers, so I would totally switch back to Nokia if they bring it in the camera department.

And if the phone is a forked android, as long as I can root it and switch it to a stock android, I would still purchase it if it has pureview.

posted on 12 Jan 2014, 14:31 1

12. Gaurav008 (Posts: 328; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


I might own too. But the leaked specs are dissapointing to say the least.

posted on 12 Jan 2014, 14:28 3

10. Pdubb (Posts: 248; Member since: 08 Aug 2011)


In other words if it is not controlled by Google you don't want it!!

posted on 12 Jan 2014, 14:33

14. Gaurav008 (Posts: 328; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


Yes, kind of. You can say that.

posted on 12 Jan 2014, 15:30 2

27. Awalker (Posts: 1576; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


Why wouldn't you want a phone with Google apps and the play store?

posted on 13 Jan 2014, 02:48

44. yowanvista (Posts: 340; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


It may be a fork of Android but that wouldn't stop them from submitting it to Google’s compatibility test suite (CTS) in order to gain access to Play Services.

posted on 12 Jan 2014, 14:03 3

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


What is the point of forked android? If your gonna do it do it properly...

posted on 12 Jan 2014, 14:11 4

5. noler (Posts: 323; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


I thought Android fans love an open OS! This is pure Android and not like Google Android.

posted on 12 Jan 2014, 14:14 4

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


You do realise your comment makes no sense, Google own android and develop android therefore gouge android is the only android and the purest....

posted on 12 Jan 2014, 14:25 3

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


Noler: Nexus devices have pure Android. And what company is behind Nexus? Hm, let me think... Google.

posted on 12 Jan 2014, 14:32

13. noler (Posts: 323; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


No its not, read phonearena articles below.

posted on 12 Jan 2014, 15:01 4

21. AhmadAlsayegh (Posts: 293; Member since: 18 Jul 2011)


what they mean by pure andriod experience, is to run andriod without the bloatware crap other companies make such as sense and touchwiz, other than that I believe Android should be a pure OS, and not try to push google sevices in each and every part, but I guss we are stuck with the eco system crap now days

posted on 12 Jan 2014, 15:36 3

30. Awalker (Posts: 1576; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


Android is open source; Google apps aren't. Any company can do whatever they with Android as Amazon does but they're not entitled to Google's priority apps.

posted on 12 Jan 2014, 14:29 8

11. noler (Posts: 323; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


Google Android should not be confused with the open-source base of Android itself.
I hope you will be smarter after you read this

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Android-isnt-freedom-because-Google-is-closed_id48751

http://www.phonearena.com/news/The-Google-Android-fork-Google-Play-services-Android-4.4-and-the-Nexus-Experience_id48229

posted on 12 Jan 2014, 14:57 5

20. AhmadAlsayegh (Posts: 293; Member since: 18 Jul 2011)


agreed, Andriod is fully revolving around Google services, I would love to see a pure stipped down andriod, without google services

posted on 12 Jan 2014, 15:20 4

25. noler (Posts: 323; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


Exactly! finally someone with common sense.

posted on 13 Jan 2014, 02:49 1

45. yowanvista (Posts: 340; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


What you're describing here is AOSP Android, the stock vanilla unbranded version of the platform without any Google services. It can be compiled for any Android device with proper sources.

posted on 12 Jan 2014, 15:26

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


But you can disable services from Googles that what you don't like or want. It"s an app called "SystemPanel"

posted on 12 Jan 2014, 14:38 3

16. darkkjedii (Posts: 22040; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


LMAOOOOO not an ounce of sense. He should be limited for that. +1

posted on 12 Jan 2014, 14:47 1

17. noler (Posts: 323; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


MaybeRead this articles, I hope it's not too complicated for you.
"Android isn't freedom, because Google is closed"
http://www.phonearena.com/news/Android-isnt-freedom-because-Google-is-closed_id48751

Maybe Michael H should be limited too?

posted on 12 Jan 2014, 15:38 1

31. Awalker (Posts: 1576; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


Dude, Android and Google apps are two separate things. I'm not sure why you're conflating the two.

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