Nokia Android phone reportedly still "full steam ahead"

Nokia Android phone reportedly still "full steam ahead"
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

72. juliaann

Posts: 10; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

nice!

70. haydenb

Posts: 146; Member since: Nov 24, 2011

Imagine Android on a Nokia device. I would be very curious. If they came out with the right device i would consider it

69. jugga

Posts: 28; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

Agreed, Nokia don't need android, but android would love to get a piece of Nokia

68. weakwire

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

Will Android owners buy Nokia smartphones with Android? Pollfish is running a survey right now about that. You can check it live here. pollfish.com/results/survey/138/-1537097302/all

64. hotty

Posts: 12; Member since: Sep 24, 2013

a deal breaking combination !

63. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Go Android go Nokia !

62. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2282; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Nokia don't need Android.

59. Genersis

Posts: 219; Member since: May 29, 2013

While quite good news, if it is competitive in comparison to the Moto G; what I don't think is a good idea, is that Nokia apparently would rather go through starting another app ecosystem, than give a penny to Google. Isn't this an issue that they're only just starting to overcome with Windows Phone? Do they really want to start that whole trek from "They have no apps" to a good ecosystem again?

58. Oğuzhan_77

Posts: 112; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

android will never be lumia :(((((

56. jugga

Posts: 28; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

A android lumia would sell no doubt, maybe even out sell a WP equivalent, but i does not make it better, my friend has a gs4 and im using a 920, WP suits me way better that android ( i like the pull down notification and control bar though ) it is smother than the gs4, i have never had it freeze or lag, and i have seen the gs4 do this, my friend loves his android os but said he would have a android lumia in a heartbeat...if they made the 929 a phone where you could choose the platform it would out sell them all

51. Vish_i_was

Posts: 12; Member since: Dec 10, 2013

please someone get this red carpet garbage out of here

49. TechCrazyedBoy

Posts: 129; Member since: Nov 12, 2013

If Lumias or even Ashas are using andriod,their sales will skyrocked becuase Nokia's durable and beautiful design,camera technology+andriod..EPIC!!! if not,well....well nothing..

46. Sire3008

Posts: 87; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

Nokia should have thought of this long ago before giving their butt to MS. Try all possibilities before giving up. Rodneyeji7 give it a rest..... U are acting like u were paid by MS

44. Aplusk

Posts: 120; Member since: Nov 10, 2013

its getting late, nokia should release this phones as soon as possible coz ms soon goona cover over nokia. just release the phone and see it will sell like hot cakes. this low end phone willl support banking apps and some games. let nokia see profit in this phone. then they should bring high end android phones.

39. wilsong17 unregistered

make Nokia Lumia 1520 to compete with the note 3 if they make a android version that will be cool

43. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Lol❕❕❕❕❕❕❕

45. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

You're really scared of this happening, huh? You're going from past to post trying to shoot this thing down. What's so bad about Nokia making phones for both? Personally, I think it would be a smart move. Nokia already had the Windows market cornered. But making a 1020 or 1520 version with Android would be a killer device, I hope it happens but will never believe it until I see a working device.

55. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 915; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Don't bother whateverman. Rodneyej has proven in many articles that he's just a troll who speaks nonsense.

37. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I'd buy a Nokia, if it had android on it. Unforked too I might add. No exception.

35. Dowson unregistered

Nokia and Microsoft shouldn't be silly. Nokia with the money of Microsoft could be easily within two years be the number one in android. Once they reach that, they have just the easier step. Convert the userbase into windows. Just start with a dual boot

32. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Nokia and HTC fans seriously overestimate the appeal of their chosen devices. No one gives a crap if HTC dies and a Nokia Android handset is hardly a guaranteed success. If Nokia going Android really guaranteed Nokia Samsung's position right now or even number 2 in the Android world, the shareholders would literally FORCE Nokia to go Android and if the CEO didn't agree, the board would fire him and hire someone that would. HTC improving their marketing and Nokia going Android isn't even remotely close to a sure thing.

47. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

shareholders care about money they do not know anything about nokia's business and majority of them are big investment companies rather than individuals .. 1 % had shareholders refused the deal those were the people who knew about nokia's business .. board is equally responsible in supporting elop.. some board members held microsoft stocks

26. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Neh, I prefer Asha Touch to Android. Easier to use and little hardware requirements, hence keeping costs down. Though yes, I agree that they need updated hardware. Perhaps 3.8 inch SVGA screen with Snapdragon 200 and 256mb of RAM?

28. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Yeah.. Android is a mess for stuff like this..

20. Troysyx

Posts: 181; Member since: Jul 30, 2012

If its forked like that amazon crap, then no thank you.

27. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Exactly❕❕... Get a Lumia, or keep dreaming..

54. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 915; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Agreed. An offshoot low end android has very limited appeal and none of the benefits offered by the android ecosystem. It would make more sense having stock android in a mid to high range device. Less overhead and the benefits of an already established app store with the great build quality of nokia.

13. mr9154

Posts: 5; Member since: May 18, 2012

very unfortunate for us the consumers, I think a flagship Nokia Android phone would take over!!!

11. kimLWR

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 10, 2013

Nokia Android is a DOOM for leading android manufacturers especially sammy ;-).

14. TwentyWendy

Posts: 65; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

Unfortunately it never happened, deal with it

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