Nokia planning more Android phones after the X (Normandy), release tipped for May-June

Nokia planning more Android phones after the X (Normandy), release tipped for May-June
A source from Artesyn Technologies tips that the Nokia X Android phone that will be announced at MWC is not the only green robot rabbit to come from the Finns' hat this year, and we can expect several other models, including higher-end ones.

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.

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 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.

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.

source: Tech.qq via G4Games

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50 Comments

1. MarkArigayo

Posts: 240; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Good luck, Nokia. People around the world still want to see you do your best.

12. Skoms

Posts: 118; Member since: Feb 03, 2014

WP dont sell thats for sure. Good choice with Android it will sell.

49. Neutral

Posts: 30; Member since: Oct 19, 2013

I'm not so sure, Nokia died the moment it sold its soul to Miclluminati

13. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

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.

20. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

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.

24. Skoms

Posts: 118; Member since: Feb 03, 2014

Microsoft will make nokia the only phone maker again.

32. JerryTime

Posts: 468; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

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.

46. EyeSee

Posts: 26; Member since: Feb 05, 2014

Rip Wp

2. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

And hopefully Cyangenmod comes out quickly.I expect that this will not have Google play services...

18. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

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?

34. chocowii

Posts: 478; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

The quality of Nokia in terms of hardware. Moto X and the Xperia M doesnt last even a day. Ashas on the other hand last 1-2 days on average use. Nokia is good on camera too. We all know that.

38. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

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.

3. Rocksteady unregistered

Here offline navigation apk with the maps data please.

4. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Keep it up Nokia You're on a right track.

5. surethom

Posts: 1730; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Please please do a pureview camera Android phone with xenon flash.

8. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

didnĀ“t you read the article ? the Pureview tecnology belongs to Microsoft now

6. Beijendorf unregistered

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.

9. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

They are leased for 10y, and with a prolongue/buy option...

7. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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!

10. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

the Pureview tecnology belongs to Microsoft now, along with the rest of high end stuff...

11. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

" 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??

14. papss unregistered

Yes to the first part and for the second part that is with m$ for 10 years with the option to buy

26. tadaa

Posts: 267; Member since: Apr 18, 2013

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.

42. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

"nokia can't offer google play is that they aren't part of the OHA" Excellent point.

43. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

MS is still not the patent holder, as far as i know. They'll be leasing/getting the rights to use, from Nokia.

27. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Yeah, this is another one of those "bulk bags full of salt articles".....

15. papss unregistered

I'm not sure how this is possible tbh, unless m$ is doing it themselves

16. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

This phone is going to sell like hot cakes when release. Just hope they put their pureview 41mp android powered phone out after this one.

17. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

A Nokia Nexus please. I'll take several.

35. chocowii

Posts: 478; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

I lol'd at this.

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