Android powered Nokia Normandy is seen once again

Android powered Nokia Normandy is seen once again
With the belief that Microsoft's purchase of Nokia's Devices and Services division led to the scrapping of the Android powered Nokia Normandy, another render of the device was tweeted on Monday by evleaks. Unlike previous leaks of the Normandy, this one shows the device in various colors including white, yellow, red, lime green, blue and black. Some other leaks have displayed the handset wearing red or a light blue color.

While there might have been a time and place for an Android powered Nokia smartphone, now is not the time with Microsoft eventually closing on its purchase of Nokia's Devices and Services division. A published report out of China says that the team that was working on the Normandy project is now working on wireless charging.

This tweet from evleaks might be the last time that we see the Nokia Normandy, unless Microsoft changes its mind. That is something that we can't see happening despite the huge amount of money that Microsoft makes on each Android phone sold.


source: @evleaks via TechRadar

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40 Comments

27. ImperialDynamics

Posts: 84; Member since: Nov 30, 2012

what's wrong with you people? That's an ASHA phone. That button is Asha button. Geez

29. thephonedude

Posts: 60; Member since: Oct 27, 2012

Exactly oh my.. Android devices should least have a home and back button, and a menu/recent apps button.... Who started this nonsensical rumor anyways?

34. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Started by ridiculous Android fans..

19. hurrycanger

Posts: 1776; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

I don't care much about this phone running Android yet. Isn't it gonna have a heavily customized version of Android like Fire OS? Anyway, I like the design of this phone. It does not look as neat, but it's gonna be more comfortable to hold than the Lumia 520 and 521. Those phones with the curve back&side and the sharp front edges are really uncomfortable to hold, and you can't get a good grip from the sides. This phone with squarish sides will provide that grip.

11. faha1

Posts: 56; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

TOooooOOoooo late now every one like Samsung,Nexus,lg,,htc,sony etc & they all are bringing more & more high end features & thats why i love it & everyone love it u can check....

25. Alex123

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

Not really. if for other OEMs i agree with you but for Nokia, no the word "too late". Everybody loves, trusts, supports Nokia if it comes with the most popular platform - Android OS. you know, most people who bought the Windows Phone powered Nokia because they respect Nokia and trust on its expertise, innovation and services not because they love WP - me neither, i don't like Windows Phone but i had to go with Nokia because i love it and always keep dreaming Nokia will bring me android smartphone one day.

10. noim1

Posts: 297; Member since: May 15, 2012

A NOKIA powered by Android is every Android lovers Dream !!! I just love NOkia for their sturdy build quality , awesome looks & Amazing Camera !!! then i would kick my S4 out and buy a NOKIA like i always did b4 !!

9. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

It is shelved now but hope that would come true someday.

8. toiletcleaner

Posts: 224; Member since: Oct 10, 2012

In thanks. There is a better options there. That's what makes android the best

6. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

This is everyone's dream phone, the dream phone that's unlike others. It's a Nokia phone, powered by Android.

15. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

It would be a dream phone, if it was high-end or even mid-range+. But this is propably low-end.

20. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

It's everyone's but Nokias.. That's obvious.

22. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

We both agree on something.. Nokia makes awesome devices... I'm glad I got one of the last Nokia badged devices.. I'm gonna frame this 1520 when I'm done with it.

39. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Next to your picture of Elop's balls, buddy?

4. Passerby_ordinary_guy

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

what a waste.......it is just me or Nokia really likes to scarp all their "look promising" projects? last time's Maemo, then Meego, then meltemi...now this??

14. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

This is Moose.

33. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Its just you..

38. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Go away, even Nokia fans that can stomach Windows Phone hate you.

3. nightfury

Posts: 82; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

rodney bro, is steve ballmer ur brother-in-law????

16. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Yes,.. Ballmer is my BiL.. What's your pointâť”

2. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

This won't release atleast until Nokia's acquisition by MS is complete (or the deal fails. Just hoping). Because this will perform well and show how successful Nokia would have become if it weren't for Elop and Nokia tie-ing down with WP.

13. mousesports

Posts: 286; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

I hope the deal fails with MICROSOFT ! Good Bless !

21. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Maybe you'll get your wish.. Just maybe.

37. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Nokia by themselves > anything

36. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

The Nokia/Microsoft deal is as good as sealed. The fact that some of you still don't realize this proves just how out of touch with reality you are ;o)

1. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Not gonna happen Android fans.. Sorry, you're stuck with Samsung... Well, you're not "stuck" Samsung makes great devices...

5. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Oh please... Stuck with Samsung? Did you know that there are many choices for us Android users? There's Samsung, Sony, LG, HTC, Huawei, Oppo, ZTE, Meizu, Xiaomi, Vivo, Google etc. Please say something more less-fanboynism, cuz you're embarrassing Nokia and Windows Phone.

17. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Well, I didn't know that.. Thanks for opening my eyes...

26. iluvsonynokia

Posts: 161; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

i think you need my profile pic

28. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Uh, there's Motorola there too.

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