Nokia Android phone reportedly still "full steam ahead"

Nokia Android phone reportedly still
Last month, Evleaks tweeted a picture (which we must point out is highly photoshopped) of the Nokia "Normandy", which was a codename that no one was quite sure what to make of. The obvious question is the one that Evleaks posted with the picture: "Asha or Lumia", but surprisingly the answer might be Android.

A new report from The Verge is saying that not only is project Normandy the codename for Nokia's Android device, but that the phone is still "full steam ahead". The device is claimed to be a low-end Android device from Nokia that will be using a "forked" version of Android, and would not be using Google Play services. Nokia has been planning the Normandy for a 2014 release. The question of course is what to expect from this device now that the Microsoft purchase is also"full steam ahead". 

It seems very unlikely that Microsoft would allow the release of an Android device from its newly acquired hardware division; so, unless Nokia is planning to push out the device before the deal is expected to finalize, which could be very soon. If the device hits the market, it is expected to be more akin to Nokia's Asha lineup than even the low-end Lumia devices. 

source: The Verge

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72 Comments

1. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Nokia has what - a 2 year stand down period from selling phones? I suspect the Android Nokia will ship Jan, 2016.

16. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

We will see in 2014. Maybe dual SIM Nokia Android who knows. Stay tuned buddy.

17. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

And could be 4.5 inch screen. Wait and watch.

21. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Lol❕❕... Just shut it, and get the best you can get... Get a Lumia❕❕

67. Bilpocalypse

Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

Not sure about that. Since MS makes a killing off of android sales already, why wouldn't they take advantage of the opportunity. I think Nokia should make at least a mid range Android device to test the waters and increase their market. I will probably still use WP8 because of personal preferences, but and Android device wouldn't be a bad idea. That being said, this phone looks like an Asha.

2. TwentyWendy

Posts: 65; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

Low end android phone won't sell, people who want super low end phone will probably Asian and will pick Asian branded instead No thanks Nokia

7. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

At least Nokia is trying, there are many peoples around the world and you don't know what they want. A low end Android phone will sell if Nokia did it right, why not give Nokia a try?

61. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

And is Nokia doing it right? Would you buy a low-end Nokia-Android phone without Google Play and all the Google services (gmail, gmaps and so on)? Or would you rather get a Moto G?

71. mikelemon

Posts: 95; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

Because the Moto G doesn't sell at the same price every where around the world. It might be cheap in the US but in other countries it will cost a lot more.

9. taikucing unregistered

low end Samsung phones don't sell well. They are crap. It's the time for Lumia 520 to use android OS and take over the low end market. The only thing that makes people away from Nokia is WP.

22. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Keep dreaming..

33. remtothemax

Posts: 260; Member since: May 02, 2012

...yep, that 4% of the os pie is just dominating the market

38. wilsong17 unregistered

you buy cheap, cheap is what you get

48. TechCrazyedBoy

Posts: 129; Member since: Nov 12, 2013

Hey Sony low end phones sells well..

34. quyenqchau0813 unregistered

Are you Asian? If don't or even if you're are don't say it like you know them all. Please, in my country, nothing is better than a Nokia and they even called Samsung and LG and all other Asian brand crappy. Do some research before assuming. Being Asian doesn't equal to having low end Android phones.

41. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 576; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

Don't get mad. If people choose to post such offensive(stupid) comment, let it be. OR just troll along and say that all Asian like low-end phones and Asians in Asia are all cheap and high-end phones will not sell.

52. TechCrazyedBoy

Posts: 129; Member since: Nov 12, 2013

Half of asians owns sammy phone,another half owns Nokia and a fraction of asians owns what?, HTC,Sony,Alcatel,Huawei,Oppo,Xiomi,Sharp and other maybe crappy asian brands...

57. giani

Posts: 269; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Sammy phone..really ?! Get away from here u pathetic human being..

3. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Okay, at least Nokia is trying to make their first Android device. Please make a high-end Android phone, Nokia. It's time to change. I will be happy if Nokia use the refreshed Symbian-like Android skin on their Android phones.

4. potatosalad

Posts: 40; Member since: May 07, 2012

i think the photo above is Nokia Asha. see the back button, it's same in asha series.

5. xperia1409

Posts: 11; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Yeah Symbian Skin on Android......!!!!!.....will really work...... please make the switch from Windows to Android!

24. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Not going to happen.. LOL❕❕

40. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

rodneye you're blind to wp like it's the only Existent OS lol you spam every article with your lumia bull**** when we both know that the only thing laying nokia down is the OS aka WP so please just stop you spam wp central too like omg !

42. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

You don't want me to talk about WP on every article❔❔.. Ok just for you I'll stop... Are you happy now❔.. Maybe you should call your mother.. Sorry, can't help you... I'm gonna talk about WP where I see fit... And, before you say anything else... Don't waist your breath.

66. shy2papa

Posts: 336; Member since: Jan 23, 2010

its true people who use Windows Phone have a very low IQ practically stupid like rodneyej1 very stupid.

6. taikucing unregistered

hundred millions people are still waiting for Nokia's Android phone. Too bad if Nokia won't make it. Nokia could potentially be #2 in android market share if it adopts android (or even #1 replacing Samsung).

8. TwentyWendy

Posts: 65; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

Name one western oem that success on android Even Moto itself can't make it top 10 oem Sorry Samsung will remain no.1 no doubt, followed by the rest of Asian oem

10. taikucing unregistered

How many phones does Motorola make this year? How many Samsung ads do you see everyday & everywhere? How many countries does Motorola export its phones to? Why does HTC not success? Please compare the Moto G with its killer spec with the stupid samsung galaxy grand. Look at that overpriced Samsung galaxy fame. You'll see, other than flagship, Samsung phones are crap.

15. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

again that lame comment tired of correcting it.. htc is a failure because of pricing and marketing.. Htc desire 700 - snapdragon 200 , 1 gb ram , 540 x960 resolution price - 500$ Only htc one was decently priced rest all were over priced like the Apple.. thats a lame comment that no western oem can succeed,, that's like racist comment.. sony ,nokia,lg all are tier 1 global OEM sony , lg have become profitable long ago now.. Moto has not been in business from past 2 years now outside of USA .. it's comming back with moto g .. nokia with its lumia 520/620 already beat samsung in the low end .. if it had Android .. samsung would be no where ... samsung is no 1 because nokia is not on android.. even sony Xperia M now has become the best selling device in low end after nokia lumia 520 check wikipedia.. Don't spit words without evidence

18. taikucing unregistered

hello, you reply the wrong person. You're supposed to reply #8. Thank you for your info

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