Android by Microsoft? Supposedly there is an Android powered Lumia in the works, will bear Nokia by Microsoft branding

Android by Microsoft? Supposedly there is an Android powered Lumia in the works, will bear Nokia by Microsoft branding
If this bit of information proves to be correct, we may be witnessing a “when pigs fly” type of event in the realm of smartphone gadgets in the foreseeable future.

Even given the reliable track record, recent events notwithstanding, of the source of this leak, we are having trouble wrapping our minds around it, and this is sure to rub the Lumia faithful and indeed the Windows Phone faithful the wrong way.

According to @evleaks, who rightfully bills it as “big news,” there will be an Android powered Lumia device, bearing branding of Nokia by Microsoft, much like what we saw on a leaked Lumia 830 device this past weekend.

All other details are not forthcoming at the moment, but it would be quite the sight to behold, a Lumia device running Android. Would this be another AOSP venture like the Nokia X and Nokia XL? Or, would this be a bona fide Android device with access to the Google Play store. To be honest, we are still digesting the thought of a Lumia branded Android device in any flavor, let alone with access to Google Services.

As much as we would like to say that we just do not see that happening, it would put Microsoft right up in Google’s face, and that is something that Microsoft has been pretty good at lately. Access to Microsoft’s and Google’s media (there already is for Android devices anyway if you think about it), gives us, the consumer, more choices.

Android by Microsoft? Supposedly there is an Android powered Lumia in the works, will bear Nokia by Microsoft branding
How do you think the user experience might be on such hardware? Would we have a Modern UI to work with? Certainly there would be a PureView camera on board to continue putting everyone else to shame.

For now, we simply have another channel of rumors to follow on new devices. What would an Android powered Lumia mean for you?
Render for supposed Nokia Lumia 830

Render for supposed Nokia Lumia 830


source: @evleaks

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120 Comments

1. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

Is this the sign that sky is falling?? I mean WP is dead.... LOL. It really funny seeing nokia/elop has been avoiding andorid and dead, but when microsoft buy it, microsoft use the android. anyway. I hope the next lumia is a REAL google experience phone, not some half-hearted microsoft-android-platform.

13. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

First of all WP is not DEAD!!!. And they are not going to die anytime soon. In many countries WP outselling iOS. WP provide a unique experience. This platform have high potential. Also MS is planning to bring many flagship like McLaren which said to be bringing something more. And i agree that, it is funny now they want to make more android powered devices.i believe they would have been in a better position by now if they went for both android and WP from the beginning.

19. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Do you really think this dude, and people like him, are really gonna listen to that?.. ............ You're giving him too much credit..

85. sgodsell

Posts: 6738; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

First of all Microsoft is merging WP with Windows RT next year. This is a given fact. So WP will be able to run Windows apps. What is dead specifically is programming for WP period. That is going to go away. Why would anyone learn to program specifically for WP now, knowing that this merger will happen next year.

38. Alex123

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

Yes, wp is unique. Skype on own OS falls too far behind its competitors not to mentioned other social networks. POP3 email is almost invalid compared to android and BB10. To be fair, my NL925 is a great device in term of build quality, design and camera but these can not help me with daily life. Luckily, i also have my G2. so, please try to say the truth as i will be a useful tips for those who looking for a smartphone but don't know which platform is the best

48. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Rodneyej is adapted thoroughly with his compromising skills living with wp, so you just can't expect honesty from him. +1 to you and LetsBeHonest

116. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Rodneyej is a woman. Thought you know by now. She has a photo of her partner. Take a closer look.

28. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

I see something from your head falling down on the ground in this comment.

31. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Is insulting anyone and everyone who says anything against MS/Nokia is all you've ever got ? smh

46. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Grandpa strikes with his walker!

54. sks1969

Posts: 108; Member since: Mar 04, 2012

The real google experience with it's 1001 services running on the phone is a bloated piece of *!@$. Something simple, pure vanilla Android with a minimum of services will be great for everybody. Everything should be app driven, I control what drains juice on the phone and not some stupid data hungry service that is always running in the background.

56. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Okay, now you're just smack talking without knowing what in the living hell you're talking about.

102. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

most of the world hate vanilla android. they prefer touchwiz android. forget about what you hear in these tech sites. i know many people who bought something else and regret it because it didnt have tws features

90. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Many WP and Nokia fan...boys... will have seizures. And it should indeed mean the sky is falling...because this is a sure sign that Nokia, and/or MS wishes they had jumped on the Android train looong ago.

118. luxzy801

Posts: 140; Member since: Jun 16, 2010

Wow, jroc, what up bro. I havent seen you for a while here, or I just havent been here enough. Either way, I dont neccessarily think that its about jumping to android, i think its more of a "fill the gap" type thing. Provide both until you drop apple's market share with another kicka** device with android and WP until WP9 comes out which they are hoping will full on compete with droid considering they will merge RT and WP (If all rumors are to be believed). Both, IMO, will give some heated competition to the likes of Apple and Samsung alike giving Microsoft its name recognition back (and we all know where that recognition went after Vista LOL)...

96. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

They mentioned Android Powered "LUMIA" means real android with good specs.....we will not see like X series. So I guess this phone was already in Nokia production.... So ms will release it.

110. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

wow, are you a God or something, how can you be so sure with that?

2. andonia2

Posts: 34; Member since: Jul 26, 2013

I WOULD LOVE TO SEE ANDROID ON A LUMIA-LIKE DEVICE-IT'S MY DREAM COME TRUE//........................... COMBINE THAT WITH THEIR AWESOME CAMERA AND SUPERB DISPLAY--------PLZZ LET THIS LEAK BE TRUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

111. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

Lumia powered by Canon's camera + android's ecocsystem. Nokia + Canon + Android. this will I call the Big three! :)))))))) I'm so excited about this! :D

3. N3Z1droid

Posts: 89; Member since: Jan 02, 2014

No way... It will broke fan boy tiles heart....

4. VJo003

Posts: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 2012

Should be Stock

5. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Good but keep Windows Phone. Though if BlackBerry gets it's shiet together it will probably be my next phone.

6. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Why would this "rub the Lumia faithful and indeed the Windows Phone faithful the wrong way"??? ................ I swear PA is ran by a bunch of 15 year olds... ................ As long as i can still get a Lumia WP device I could care less... I guess PA thinks that All faithful WP fans are haters...

14. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

"I guess PA thinks that All faithful WP fans are haters..." They aren't? I guess the ones that aren't the vocal ones might not be. But every WP fan I see brags about how smooth it scrolls (and scrolls and scrolls and scrolls and scrolls), despite the craptacular app/game selection, complete lack of customization, and lack of features that iOS and Android have had for years. Yeah, I'm a WP hater. I hate that is sucks so much that it poses zero threat to Android and iOS. I hate that innovation and advancement requries competition, and that WP provides none. The cameras are nice, though.

112. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

well I guess, nokia avoids of becoming a "TOY". kids are loving iOS and android, because of gaming apps... back in the day, you won't see a elementary student rocking an expensive phone just to play games, it is a utility for communication, but now those two are just for games... WP don't have a problem to people who just needs a smartphone that can do what it really does, to be a mobile pc, not a mobile game console... why hate WP? you have tons of android devices to choose from, every people have different kind of taste, all they want is plain and simple, beautiful out of the box. and that's nokia lumia are made for.

7. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

Wow, finally we gotta see how well Android fares when fully optimized, despite Java being in the way. Or M$ will just prove that two wrongs don't make one right.

49. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Android Runtime! Enough said.

97. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

I missed you. No homo.

8. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

That'll be so awesome. But this time i want a high end one with a pure view camera and android L on board. Also a close to stock android UI like motorola. Sadly this seems unlikely . Their current X line looks like all they just want to do is give android a bad name. I really hope they make a proper android device like i always wanted them to do in the first place ie, using WP and android same time.

34. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

+1020 Specs from Samsung. Camera from Nokia. Software from Google. Design from HTC. NOTHING from MS.

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