Nokia Normandy listed on Vietnam retailer's site with access to some Google services

Nokia Normandy listed on Vietnam retailer's site with access to some Google services
The largest online retailer in Vietnam, The Gioididong.com, has posted a listing for the Nokia Normandy. A Nokia Asha like handset purportedly powered by a forked version of Android, the listing posts specs already leaked for the device. That would include the 4 inch screen with 480 x 854 resolution, the dual-core 1GHz Snapdragon 200 processor under the hood, 512MB of RAM and 4GB of native storage. A 32GB microSD slot is available. Dual SIM card support is included, and a 5MP snapper is on back.

Surprisingly, the listing mentions that the phone will have support for Google Now, the Google Play Store,YouTube and other Google applications. If true, this would be quite a surprise since a forked version of Android usually doesn't include support for Google services. There is the possibility that the features used in the listing were merely copied and pasted from another Android phone.

The listing doesn't mention any pricing information or a launch date. According to master leaker evleaks, the device is going to be called the Nokia X when it comes to market.


source: TheGioididong (translated) via WMPoweruser

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24 Comments

1. Adithya7184 unregistered

snapdragon 200 with 512MB ram...this would be named as "Nokia Lagmia"...lol dear nokia, this is not windows phone...512mb ram with cortex a5 processor on top of android 4.4 is a joke..

3. DEATHSTROKE9

Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Have you heard of project svelte in android 4.4? Kitkat is designed to run comfortably on 512 Mb ram devices. About the processor, this is a midrange phone after all so it will have a cheap processor.

16. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

With those specs its not mid-range its low-range considering its Android. Moto G is mid-range with snapdragon 400 and 1GB ram, not this !

24. Adithya7184 unregistered

but when you lots of load apps from play store your device may become slower due to background processes. as far 4.4 concerned,i am currently running custom 4.4.2 rom on galaxy S2.

7. arenanew

Posts: 286; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

u are biggest fool android is crap

17. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Troll, everybody has their preferences and its no surprise they choose the most advanced OS in the world! Now go away

19. rangaha

Posts: 86; Member since: Dec 05, 2013

no, windows potato is a potato

20. Minh97vn

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 27, 2014

Thegioididong.com not The Gioididong.com Việt Nam mà

21. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Good price and specs looks good and of course the Nokia name, will sold more. Go Nokia.

2. DEATHSTROKE9

Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

So no scroogled campaign now? Either way, the Nokia android phone is almost here.

4. ScottSchneider

Posts: 336; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

Fake News... Google Now... You gotta be F*#king kidding me... And the Ashima Banerjee contact live tile is always there in the Normandy...

5. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

I agree, it's fake or a mistake. If the Normandy is real, then the Google apps won't be there for sure.

6. mousesports

Posts: 286; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

jealous

10. Reality_Check

Posts: 277; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

"Common sense"

8. Vanster

Posts: 124; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

haha when phone is coming everybody say why? And When the nokia not using android too, everybody say why?

9. muser793

Posts: 60; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

So you're telling me microsoft wanna make money from google's os?!?! I don't believe it, even if normandy is for real it won't run android os. Maybe it's new nokia os or something...

23. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

They already make money off of Google's os and android in general, to the tune of BILLIONS a year. They even make money on every PS3 sold because of blueray, MS gets money for its codec with the BlueRay consortum. I think people in general forget how expansive their portfolio is.

11. HaiNguyen13

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 27, 2014

DO NOT believe it, it's a fake infomation, by the way it's name "Thế Giới Di Động" means "the mobile world", not "the GioiDiDong".

12. likemorethan1

Posts: 48; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

IT'S FAKE.

13. ltmduy

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 27, 2014

thegioididong.com please check again! "the" here is not an article, it's "thế" in Vietnam

14. namtz

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 27, 2014

guys ... it's a cheap and shocking ads, nothing more :)

15. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

FM Radio: There lol!

18. alumoyo

Posts: 391; Member since: Aug 26, 2013

I also vote FAKE! Looks more like this site just took the leaks and pictures which are already out there - and then spiced it up a bit. Google Maps? On a Nokia? DON'T THINK SO! I doubt its gonna be sold using its internal codename - NO WAY they would call it Normandy.

22. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Hmm I have read no Nokia press statements or response to these Tech sites blogs about this Nokia "Normandy Android OS smart phone. Until I do, I think this thing is a crazy man's Fantasy phone. it kind of reminds me of The MS Surface smart phone. It looked good and specs were good but it never Materialized as a fact. Folks before Nokia even Puts Normandy out they have to get Microsoft's Approval because MS will have to support it and all the Windows 8 Lumia smart phones Nokia has made prior to the Microsoft/Nokia deal closure. the deal could close before this month is out 5 days left in January folks.

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