Android-based Nokia Normandy, aka Nokia X, shown off in a brilliant concept video

Android-based Nokia Normandy, aka Nokia X, shown off in a brilliant concept video
British TechRadar has been on a row lately, coming with a number of concept renders of yet unreleased devices. We've gotta say the team behind those is getting better, if its latest piece of work is any indication. As you gleaned already, we're, of course, talking about the Android-touting Nokia Normandy.

Obviously, there's still no hard evidence that such a device will indeed reach the market, though serial leaker, @evleaks, has once again fueled discussions about the possibility. According to him, the phone will be dubbed the Nokia X if it ever does make it. It goes without saying that the marriage between Nokia hardware and Google's OS has been something of a blissful prospect for many. Unfortunately, it does appear unlikely that such a device will make the cut once Microsoft takes over Nokia's handset division, seeing as it'll be a direct competitor to its Windows Phone 8 platform. Reality aside, we invite you now to take a look at the below concept video, showcasing the Normandy running on its own version of Android. The folks behind TechRadar obviously felt that Nokia would go ahead and profoundly customize the stock Android experience, and we tend to agree -- the Finnish company does have quite some experience with the software side of things. Let's take a look.

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21 Comments

1. sharz7474

Posts: 18; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Bring it on quickly Nokia!...love you forever!...:)

5. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

we know nokia make UI fabulous so really hope nokia made ui like this one.

7. LoveHater

Posts: 234; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

NOKIA now no nokia its MICROKIA

11. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

Microkia sounds like a car company that makes tiny cars...

19. sianto

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

Lol! Tiny Kia cars. I think we're better off with Nokiasoft

10. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

BRING MORE SALES and i want A 41MP NOKIA ANDROID PHONE

15. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

In a few hundred years, when 100MP is the norm for high-end

17. LoveHater

Posts: 234; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

If in the case it would happen,,,,, than Microsoft would dig his own Graveyard,,,,,,

20. sianto

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

They already did with the whole cloud and Windows 8 story! Yahoo and Apple here I come (already am XD)

13. Jason78

Posts: 281; Member since: Apr 10, 2013

Are you currently in the market for an Nokia Asha 503 feature phone? If not I doubt you will like the "Nomandy". This will be a very low end phone placed in the model line-up below phones like the Lumia 520 that currently sells for $150. I think you are expecting too much from a $100 phone. I expect Nokia will execute this new UI very well and may revolutionize the low-end market. However, this phone is targeted at developing countries not markets dominated by high-end smartphones.

18. noim1

Posts: 297; Member since: May 15, 2012

Shut up and take my money & give this Nokia Android phone !!!

2. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Even for low end device, this would be insanely awesome!

3. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Very nice concept....but surely this will stay only in concept..nokia phone with google search bar???not gonna happen....may be we will see bing search bar in it...

4. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Amazing concept! Hope the real one will look the same as this one, with Google search bar, Nokia camera and all the goodies. Bring it on, Nokia!

6. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

If (if) it makes it, don't expect to see anything on it "Google", this thing will be Binged out worse than an LG Revolution on Verizon (remember when?). Regardless, I'm still getting a few "collector's items" if they make it. Nice render though, props to Tech Radar.

9. Dastrix unregistered

True. It'll be one heavily modified Android UI for sure. It almosts looks like an Android/Windows Phone hybrid, so Bing as the default search engine won't be a surprise. I actually got over Google and adopted Bing as my default search. I'm glad I switched.

8. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

I don't like it! It looks cheap!

12. Jason78

Posts: 281; Member since: Apr 10, 2013

It is suppose to. This is rumored to be a replacement for the Asha line of feature phones and a step below the Lumia smart phones.

14. Mr_Awesome

Posts: 20; Member since: Jan 02, 2014

I agree it looks too cheap

21. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

because it's a low end phone, that's why it's cheap. What do you expect from cheap phone? Super premium plastic like Galaxy S4, huh?

16. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Do not get too enthusiastic about this device because within 6 months Microsoft will be in charge of all of Nokia's feature phone and smart phones devices and service when this happens Microsoft will have to pay the costs for this smart phones further development, Manufacturing and marketing. I think Microsoft should make this smart phone to get into the Android world. Microsoft should load it with MS office and Nokia apps. I think it will sell well enough to make a profit

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