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

51. domfonusr

Posts: 1106; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

This might have been a nice move a couple years ago. Most of my respect for Nokia died with Symbian. Just when Microsoft is about to eat Nokia for dinner... its just too little too late.

50. MrMetallify

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

In my humble opinion, this is not going to be an Android device. Anybody remember Nokia Executives saying that "Android is like peeing in your own pants for warmth." ? How can they still use Android after using such analogy ! I believe that this is a revamped ASHA device.

38. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Sign me up for two...

37. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

This could be a S40 phone with new GUI.. and NOT Android.. and those apps could be new ones coming to the S40. I.E. this is not a new Android phone, its the next Asha. Remember when up until the day of teh announcement everyone was sure a QWERTY WP was in the works.. and it turned out to be the ASHA ? There are 1.5 Billion S40 phones out there, and no one ever said Nokia was abandoning the Asha line of S40 phones..

33. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Nokia have don't the impossible, taken android and stripped away everything android from it....well done nokia.....well done (sarcasm)

29. JEverettnow

Posts: 228; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

Is it too much to ask for a high end Nokia running android without a launcher that looks more involved than touch whizz?!?! *Sigh*

24. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Folks Microsoft has had a Linux team for some time now and was considering making their "OWN" Version of Linux. Linux is the core OS of Android. Microsoft would indeed be smart to make a Version of Android that Uses all the Android apps available on the market yet is controlled by Microsoft. This would cut heavily into Googles dominance of Android. I Think Microsoft should not make the "Normandy" Unless it can flawlessly run all the Android Apps that are out there because I do not see many developers wanting to make new Apps for a MS/Nokia Android like OS that wont run their current Android Apps.

27. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

They will run the apps, the question is how they will get the apps on the phone. People seem to forget that google play is the same controlled not true 'free experience', just like ms store and itunes. And they want it that way, each year stripping away at it in terms of 'free'. Windows makes money on every single droid sold, them making a droid like you stated with their MS kernels and other things, would be easy to do. Or at least available. More than likely this phone will never see US sand.

22. mmmanuuu

Posts: 403; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

I believe we won' t be able to do any kind of customization in this nokia's android version which we can in other android phones. They dont support google services. That means no play store, no maps, no gmail etc etc. This might just have the name ANDROID as the os is a heavily "CHAINED" ANDROID. And people will run behind it like crazy thinking its just an another android phone and this time its from NOKIA. We are all gonna get fooled by Nokia.

23. naveenstuns

Posts: 184; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

Haha.. Fist time I heard we can't customize Android. Who cares abt google's services. Only things I need from google is Gmail and Youtube.

26. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Here maps for me in real life and testing has consistently outdone google maps nav service (just this last week actually). gmail? meh there are plenty of alternatives that offer the exact same features of sending out an email. Youtube can be had by 3rd party etc. Sorry i havent been in gservices for awhile and only have a gmail so i can use my note 3 with google play, but my other 2 phones from windows do not have gmail nor its services, and life goes on. My house hasnt burnt down, i have games, i have calanders, i have maps, music the list is endless of what I do have without gmail.

17. grapeseed87

Posts: 123; Member since: Mar 13, 2013

So basically Asha meets Modern UI. Cool *yawn*

10. Apoorvtheman

Posts: 47; Member since: Jun 25, 2012

Yayy!! Will buy it as soon as it releases!

13. Apoorvtheman

Posts: 47; Member since: Jun 25, 2012

No, I mean i would convince my parents to get me one because I already have Xperia s :-S

9. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Maybe it'll be the same way as it was for the Nexus 5... Days of waiting and finally an announcement outta nowhere.

7. DukeX

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Troll comment of the day goes to this guy ^^^ If you bothered to do a lil research on this phone it's supposed to be low end. Seriously stop the fanboy comments.

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.

39. Extradite

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

Why would you see lags, when it still is a very light Os platform, still isn't a full matured Os yet. Wait till it is in 5years time, then you will see lags, lags here and there.

40. iguano

Posts: 101; Member since: May 10, 2012

are you telling us that android didnt lag when it came out?? lol

42. SandraB

Posts: 75; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

wp is very slow and laggy microsoft is trying to hide it and is why its so slow...

43. SandraB

Posts: 75; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

wp is very slow and laggy microsoft is trying to hide it and is why its so slow...

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