Nokia Normandy leak points to an announcement date: March 25

Nokia Normandy leak points to an announcement date: March 25
Just in case the various leaks of the Nokia Normandy Android device weren't enough, the latest has spurred a rumor for a potential announcement date for the device. We've been seeing quite a few official looking press render type shots of the device, which usually means that it is close to announcement, if not release. Now, a rumor is putting the announcement for the device on March 25th.

As happens with many rumors, this one begins with someone looking closely at today's leaked pic of the Normandy UI. It looks quite a bit like Windows Phone the more we get into the meat of it, but the interesting thing is that the date set on the device for the screenshots looks like March 25th. Some sources are claiming the date points to February 25th, which would be in time for MWC; but, this latest leak only gives the date (25th) and the day of the week (Tuesday).. And, the thing is that this year is weird, because both February 25th and March 25th fall on Tuesdays. The reason we believe that this points to March rather than February is because that's the date used in a previous Normandy leak

Today's leak makes the second time that Nokia pointed to March 25th in a Normandy screenshot, although that might not really mean anything. It could be a tentative date that Nokia has been aiming at for an announcement or a release. Or, it could be the birthday of the project manager behind the Normandy. It is really hard to say, but we are pretty confident that the leak is not referring to February, which means we have a couple months of rumors before we get real info.

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51 Comments

1. MarkArigayo

Posts: 240; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Yeah, just wait and see...

4. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

yep that's it, wait and see..........Nokia Android is coming.......!!!

14. SandraB

Posts: 75; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

Why not realeese a real Android phone???????

18. nexusdude

Posts: 151; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

How much more real can it get?

44. SandraB

Posts: 75; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

You cant even use Chromecast with wp. its useless.

21. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

If they do, then the reason is obvious.. If they don't, then the reason is obvious.. It will be, what it will be..

34. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

oh my god.....that was actually a non-fanboy comment from you...well done!!!!

45. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

If you actually read my comments, instead of being childish all the time, you would understand that most* of my comments are very reasonable. I'm not afraid to admit that I love WP, and the whole MS ecosystem, but some of you guys just can't handle, and respect that, so hell yes I'm gonna speak up when you don't give credit where credit is due.. I can❕ And, I always have. Have you ever thought that maybe it's your ego, fuelled by Androids popularity, that's keeping you from seeing that? *Lol.

48. Extradite

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

+1 agree and respect that

20. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Agree.. I have no idea at this point.. Well, I have three solid guesses, but... We'll just have to wait and see what this is about.. I do have to admit that it's kinda exciting though.. Hummmmmmmm❔❔❔

36. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Stephen heard this thing was coming after he went back to Microsoft, now he's sh*t his britches in the pool. Get on it.

41. gutuebogdan

Posts: 29; Member since: Oct 16, 2013

keep it this way and I'll change my mind about you (if that would count)

46. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Your viewpoint doesn't concern me.. Just respect peoples choices, and we'll be fine.

2. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Even if Nokia releases an Android phone, it will never be the Google version. Good move from them.

3. fouadqr

Posts: 326; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

CM ..

19. grapeseed87

Posts: 123; Member since: Mar 13, 2013

Yeah and it wont be Lumia either. Its a good experiment on Low end Android but competition will be heavy this year with the Chinese brands.

5. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

I'm seeing Jetpack Joyride, Plants and Zombies and Vine. Brings hope that it has Google Play support.

8. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

Given that all of those apps are available in the Amazon Appstore as well, I'd suggest you not get your hopes up too much.

11. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Oh yeah, almost forgot. Well Amazon app store would still be nicer than Nokia creating one from scratch.

49. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

Oh, I'm not saying that this will offer the Amazon Appstore. I wouldn't put it past Nokia to try building its own Android app store. I'm just saying that the only thing that should ever lead you to assume Google Play Store is Google apps.

6. aranauser

Posts: 58; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Thank god.finally a lagfree droid.good job nokia

12. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

You haven't tried Android devices since 2012 haven't you.

25. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

I have, note 3 here, yes it lags a time, touchwiz off it is great. Not as laggy, but people with s3 and updates, good luck. I exchange them all day long. As well as the latest HTC One update, ugh that one gives me headaches all week at work.

30. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Well, you might have Exynos version, my SD 800 version doesn't lag at all. No lag whatsoever.

32. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

My Nexus 5 is quicker in real use than my friends 5s....

15. SandraB

Posts: 75; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

wp is more laggy and slower than Android nowadays

16. grapeseed87

Posts: 123; Member since: Mar 13, 2013

Haha that was a good one! Really good sarcasm there XD!

28. alpinejason

Posts: 262; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

yeah right i have a lumia 520 it does not have any lag whatsoever.however i have a galaxy 3 and 4 and they have lag slowdown whatever you want to call it.not to mention apps not responding asking me to wait or force close.i am not a fanboy but i will never spend another penny on anything that runs android no matter who makes the phone.i also have a iphone 4s and 5s

31. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Wut? You hate Android and you call GSs slow and laggy. And still you have two of them. Sorry, I'm not believing you.

35. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

I have forgotten what lag is as I NEVER see lag in my Nokia 925.. so try again Apple/Droid fanboy.

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