Tweet reveals image of Android powered Nokia Normandy
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
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..
32. volcano (Posts: 267; 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
33. HASHTAG (unregistered)
Yeah, because every manufacture has to choose Android.
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 .
47. corporateJP (Posts: 1877; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)
You had me until the "thank you Microsoft for buying Nokia" part.
39. akki20892 (Posts: 3659; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
Nokia 1045 or something else.
Its coming guys not too long to wait. Bring it on Nokia.
40. akki20892 (Posts: 3659; 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.
2. Gaurav008 (Posts: 283; 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.
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.
8. ECPirate37 (Posts: 92; 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.
12. Gaurav008 (Posts: 283; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)
I might own too. But the leaked specs are dissapointing to say the least.
10. Pdubb (Posts: 239; Member since: 08 Aug 2011)
In other words if it is not controlled by Google you don't want it!!
27. Awalker (Posts: 566; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)
Why wouldn't you want a phone with Google apps and the play store?
44. yowanvista (Posts: 318; 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.
3. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)
What is the point of forked android? If your gonna do it do it properly...
5. noler (Posts: 194; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)
I thought Android fans love an open OS! This is pure Android and not like Google Android.
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....
9. ihavenoname (Posts: 1528; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)
Noler: Nexus devices have pure Android. And what company is behind Nexus? Hm, let me think... Google.
21. AhmadAlsayegh (Posts: 256; 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
30. Awalker (Posts: 566; 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.
11. noler (Posts: 194; 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
20. AhmadAlsayegh (Posts: 256; 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
45. yowanvista (Posts: 318; 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.
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"
16. darkkjedii (Posts: 12730; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
LMAOOOOO not an ounce of sense. He should be limited for that. +1
17. noler (Posts: 194; 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"
Maybe Michael H should be limited too?
31. Awalker (Posts: 566; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)
Dude, Android and Google apps are two separate things. I'm not sure why you're conflating the two.
34. darkkjedii (Posts: 12730; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Nope just you dude, every OS is closed in a sense, but recognize the difference between closed and restricted.
46. noler (Posts: 194; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)
You know exactly what I meant! instead of saying "sorry I was wrong" you are trying to use semantics to get out of it.
19. papss (unregistered)
Why? Keeping him around makes everyone feel smarter. :)
23. papss (unregistered)
Dude that wasn't about you.. I agree with you..
41. fireblade (Posts: 714; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)
Nah, android from google is not pure. Android without Google Apps (play store, gmail, hangouts, etc.) is the real pure one. Have you ever tried Android without Google Apps? I have tried one, a stripped down custom ROM modified by Chinese.
Pure android consumes less than 200 MB of RAM.
7. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1481; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
"We could be just weeks away from having that dream come true." Haha, good one! XD
15. Feanor (Posts: 334; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)
Right... still doubt if this is true, but in case it is; anyone can tell me what Nokia is trying to do here? They weaken the Windows Phone ecosystem by seeking alternatives and they create a forked version of Android which maybe no one wants... or is there something I don't understand?
18. papss (unregistered)
Thank god Nokia didn't go spamdroid or I might have had to go apple. MySpace was cool 10 years ago..just saying
29. Extradite (banned) (Posts: 316; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)
What are you, a "Diplomat"...? What's the big deal if someone"s info is leaked? It"s just your name....
Who cares, it's not big deal..
Apple does it
MS does it
Google does it
28. hurrycanger (Posts: 1301; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)
I just want to see the Lumia 1520 running full Android, lol.
36. wilsong17 (Posts: 1095; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)
I love how window fan now like android suck looks in your window store it suck ass
just look a t the top games and app
37. GeekMovement (Posts: 1521; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
I think it would be awesome to see an Android phone from Nokia, but I also think it's awesome that Nokia went with Windows Phone. Without Nokia, there would barely be any Windows Phone and less diversity.
38. dd981 (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Jan 2014)
Even if it is a forked version of android its only a matter of time before it gets custom recovery so you can flash gapps or cyanogenmod
42. Extradite (banned) (Posts: 316; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)
What kind of funny, weird name is this: "Normandy"....?
It should be called Nokia1