Before we jump to conclusions though, we need to temper expectations a bit. The tweet from evleaks only says that rumors of the phone's death have been exaggerated. We still are far from actually having a confirmation that the Nokia Normandy will be released anytime soon, or anytime at all for that matter. And for those of you who have been dreaming of an Android powered Nokia handset, keep in mind that this is essentially an Android powered Nokia Asha. And using a forked version of Android means that there will be no access to the Google Play Store and many of the Google branded services.
source: @evleaks via NokiaPowerUser
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I guess that IF this device comes to market, it will be lower end device. Remember, Nokia has 520 which sells well and they don't want to risk it's success. And nothing is confirmed and quite possibly the Normandy won't come. But Android Nokia sounds tempting anyway.
posted on Jan 01, 2014, 3:20 PM 1
Posts: 99; Member since: Mar 31, 2012
what about the suing thing that goes between nokia and google?!and motorola and samsung and htc and etc...?!?! why on earth microkia build an android based device?!?!! microsoft bought nokia to make WP phones! so nah I don't believe it!
posted on Jan 01, 2014, 4:05 PM 0
Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013
Microsoft DID NOT buy Nokia. Microsoft bought their "Lumia" and "Asha" series. there is no microkia . Nokia is now an independent company who doesn't produce smartphones. It is as different from Microsoft as intel is with AMD ( exaggerating a bit here..) . It just has restrictions that it cannot produce smartphones. A forked Version of android without google services doesn't qualify for smartphone . they might name this series with completely different naming other than Lumia and Asha . They build this device to listen to countless millions of fans dying for a Nokia android . and to show a middle finger to Microsoft and to earn some bucks :P lol... Google cannot sue them just like it doesn't sue salifish and blackberry because they do not contain google services(play store,maps,etc) . Android is free
posted on Jan 01, 2014, 5:10 PM 3
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Nokia is the owner of the patents .. they have been licensed to microsoft and the licencing is also Non-exclusive. out of 7.2 billion $ 2 billion $ are for licencing patents. meaning nokia can still licence the patents to some other company also. Microsoft cannot also use the name "Nokia" on its smartphones now that eflop and his trojan supporters are gone from nokia . Nokia is as independent as it can get. Nokia normandy could very well be the testing device if it becomes a hit then they might return in 2016 with android smartphones
posted on Jan 02, 2014, 6:51 PM 0
Posts: 138; Member since: Jul 22, 2013
Nah, For now Nokia will not produce or make any phones coz Microsoft did bought their Lumia series and Asha series and the contract will end on 2016. As for now Nokia will gain money from the patents and network equipment.
posted on Jan 01, 2014, 8:04 PM 0
Posts: 120; Member since: Nov 10, 2013
nokia is just giving try to android and has nothing to do with google & their services. it wont run google play & maps like samsung, htc does. they are starting with fork version since android is free, and if they see sucess than they might make full featured smartphone with nokia maps and their own services, putting own skills like they are doing with wp. there is always an option to install android apps in android handset like yandex play store in jolla.
posted on Jan 01, 2014, 10:03 PM 0
Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 25, 2012
Android without Google Play won't work.
posted on Jan 01, 2014, 4:43 PM 2
Posts: 209; Member since: Jul 11, 2013
Ever heard of the Kindle Fire?
posted on Jan 01, 2014, 5:29 PM 2
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