Nokia planning more Android phones after the X (Normandy), release tipped for May-June
posted by Daniel P. / Feb 12, 2014, 5:21 AM
The source goes as far as saying that those will be revealed in the May-June timeframe, and will cover different price points. Now whether those will be on the same forked Android principle without Google's apps and Play Store, remains to be seen, but that's the more likely scenario.
PureView cameras, HAAC mics and ClearBlack displays, will remain with the team from Redmond. Thus, they rightfully conclude, the Nokia remnants will have an impossible task against Android juggernauts like Samsung or LG even at the midrange, let alone the high-end.The thing is, muses the report, that what will be left with Nokia after the Microsoft acquisiton, will be the low-end Asha and feature phone department, while all the value added, like the
If those upcoming Nokia phones are running forked Android with Asha overlay, though, we'd say they won't be a real competition to those, so Nokia can still squeeze more of its traditional brand recognition in emerging markets with price differentiation and features like the HERE offline navigation suite.
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Good luck, Nokia. People around the world still want to see you do your best.
posted on Feb 12, 2014, 5:28 AM 10
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WP dont sell thats for sure. Good choice with Android it will sell.
posted on Feb 12, 2014, 7:10 AM 8
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Billions of fans now will buy....Low end already here but just think if they make high, and mid range what sell numbers going to be? Billions of fans out there. 300 to 400 millions sold In one year maybe who knows.
posted on Feb 12, 2014, 7:27 AM 10
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nokia will fail in andriod without the high end stuff. without pureview and the high end stuff nokia is a fail on any os nokia lost is chance after it sold itself to MS after ms bought nokia, Nokia is dead forever RIP.
posted on Feb 12, 2014, 7:47 AM 3
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Windows is the most prevalent OS in the world, so why do people keep saying that Nokia will die because of the Microsoft's acquisition? If you do not think that Microsoft has the time, the money, and or the means to help right the Windows Phone ship and bring Nokia back to prominence, you're sorrily mistaken. I am a religious Android user, and have no problem admitting this nor understanding it.
posted on Feb 12, 2014, 8:40 AM 2
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And hopefully Cyangenmod comes out quickly.I expect that this will not have Google play services...
posted on Feb 12, 2014, 5:32 AM 5
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And exactly why should I buy a Nokia Android phone for about $150/EUR150 with such low end specifications when I can buy, say, a Moto X or Xperia M with much better specifications, more or less the same price and no need to put an alternate distro to have the ggogle apps?
posted on Feb 12, 2014, 7:45 AM 3
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I guess you don't know Asha runs on 240x320 screens on less than 500mhz processors. You want android to run for days? Make it an Asha phone by turning off location and sync services. Oh wait, the Moto G can already do that since it is an awesome phone.
posted on Feb 12, 2014, 9:20 AM 1
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Please please do a pureview camera Android phone with xenon flash.
posted on Feb 12, 2014, 5:38 AM 2
Nokia still has their Advanced Technology division, so catching up will be easy for them. Furthermore, I'm quite certain Microsoft merely lease the patents, meaning it's not truly theirs. Nokia can always return to them by the time they're allowed to produce smartphones once more.
posted on Feb 12, 2014, 5:42 AM 3
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WOOOOOOO!!!!!!! YES!!!!!!!!!COME ON!!!!!!!!!! COME ON!!!!!!!! WOOOOOOO!!!!!! WHO SAID SIT DOWN?!!!!!!!!!! That's what I'm waiting for, more Android phones from Nokia! Please release a high end Android phone with PureView camera, Nokia. Keep it up, Nokia!
posted on Feb 12, 2014, 5:50 AM 3
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" what will be left with Nokia after the Microsoft acquisiton, will be the low-end Asha and feature phone department" Isn't the entire phone, including the the Asha line being bought? Don't they have a stupid agreement, which prevents Nokia from entering the devices business till 2016, in place? "value added, like the PureView cameras, HAAC mics and ClearBlack displays, will remain with the team from Redmond" Aren't the rights to those still being held by Nokia and only the rights being only contracted off??
posted on Feb 12, 2014, 6:03 AM 5
Yes to the first part and for the second part that is with m$ for 10 years with the option to buy
posted on Feb 12, 2014, 7:32 AM 0
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nokia can still use their patents as they're only licensing them to microsoft. and why the hell has anyone not concluded that the reason nokia can't offer google play is that they aren't part of the OHA? they keep on pulling for play services to be bundled but that would require jumping to OHA which would be far off for now.
posted on Feb 12, 2014, 8:32 AM 1
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