Report: Two more Android models coming from Nokia, including high-end model

Let's face it, if the Android powered Nokia X is introduced at MWC as expected, it is far from being a high-end model. The rumored specs include a 4 inch, 480 x 800 resolution screen, a 1GHz dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM and 4GB of native storage. For those seeking a bit more, there is a published report on Friday that states that Nokia is working on a pair of Android powered phones...
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1. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I'm sold., enough said.

31. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Not Only you, we too. Bring it on Nokia. I want high end android. Now right now. Yea yea yea....go Nokia. We all with u. My profile picture getting real.

73. SleepingOz unregistered

Hell yeah! If this is true then I might consider Nokia again. Just hope their droids won't be as bulky as their lumias.

2. papss unregistered

Interesting for sure. This has to have been green lighted by M$..

12. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Why would it have to have been green lighted by MS? MS didn't buy Nokia. Only the division that was selling the Windows Phone Lumia line. I suspect that Nokia is trying to reinvent themselves post-WP. Props to them for trying.

15. papss unregistered

By the time the third phone comes out the agreement with m$ will be in place... Hence not being allowed to release a smart phone.

17. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

The agreement is already in place. E-flop is no longer the CEO of Nokia. The only thing remaining is for the deal to close ($ to be paid, employees to be transferred, facilities to transfer, etc.). Product planning decisions for new Lumia phones are being made by MS, not Nokia. The cake is basically baked.

23. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

You do know as part of the deal that Nokia wasn't going to be making phones...So yes this was probably in the pipeline and approved by MS as part of the deal to buy them out. They knew these were coming, and as such bought out the division.

24. papss unregistered

Right but the agreement was no smart phones until 2016... He reason I say M$ would have had to agree because this goes against my understanding of the agreement

60. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

maybe this line is to replace Asha series as they are dont seems to have bright future as low end android

27. djripster

Posts: 141; Member since: Dec 10, 2011

Given that Nokia wont have a mobile division after they have transitioned to Microsoft, they don't really have an arm capable of building phones unless Microsoft allows it... Also it makes no sense for Nokia's Android to have a Windows Phone like UI and not have access to Google Services unless Microsoft wants to benefit from this

28. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

To everyone advocating that MS has approved the Nokia Xndroid, I have one question - Why would MS approve the Xndroid? So they can scrap the phone the moment the deal formally closes? If MS is going to be taking over the Xndroid, they sure as heck have no reason to support it going forward. This looks more like an independent effort by Nokia.

71. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Thank you, Doug. Well said. I am lost. Seriously. Isn't this a mobile phone site?? Can't anyone look up past articles? Maybe connect the dots a little? -OF COURSE this is in the pipeline already, IF REAL. Nokia was given 1 billion a year for a 4 year deal to make exclusive WP devices by Microsoft. That exclusivity period was over in 2014. Nokia could design anything they wanted, but not release anything but WP so long as they wanted that cool Billion. -OF COURSE this was not "approved" by MS. Why in the name of a Steve Ballmer pep rally would MS "approve" an Android device from their #1 WP handset maker? More importanty, why would Nokia NEED approval once their contract was up? -The deal to purchase Nokia's handset division is NOT APPROVED OR OFFICIAL YET. There are regulatory questions in a few counties (India for sure, China I think) where Nokia has holdings/plants. It is only a matter of time, but until it is approved the two companies HAVE TO ACT AS TWO COMPANIES to avoid regulatory snags. MS cannot stop the release of any Nokia branded device until then. -Lastly, and purely my speculation, these "Nokia X" devices are WHY Microsoft had to buy Nokia. WP is just now knocking on the door of respectable sales. WP 8.1 is just around the corner, and the unification of WP and Windows RT is about a year and a half away. MS could not afford Nokia releasing a line of Androids. In my opinion, Nokia knew this. But Nokia (meaning the big brass not named Elop) wanted to concetrate on software and business solutions as the new company direction. So they forced Microsofts hand. Honestly, paying Nokia to be an exclusive WP handset maker was the best for MS. They did not have the distribution headaches and were able to focus on the software side of WP. There is no way they buy this division if they didn't have to. Enjoy the Nokia X, the XX, the XXX, or whatever they name them IF the see the light of day. Because as soon as this deal is complete, these Android phones are toast. No reason to continue them. Android is making millions for MS through patent agreements. That money is most likely being used to finance WP (again, my opinion). There is no advantage to these devices once Microsoft owns a handset division of their own.

76. Penny

Posts: 1859; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

I do think this is an independent effort by Nokia, but just to play devil's advocate, this is the only reason I can think of why MS might be in support of a Nokia Android device: - Nokia releases low-end Android device with Nokia skin on it similar to how Windows Phone looks now with tiles (as seen in leaks and rumors). - Because Android is far more ubiquitous than WP, MS hopes that the UI gets noticed and experienced by more people. - MS hopes people favor the UI but desire high-end hardware and a faster mobile experience, so MS aims to upgrade them to their higher-end Windows Phone devices. That's the only possibility in my mind, and even that would be a dangerous strategy (try explaining to your company's board that you want to sell your biggest competitor's product).

79. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

I have heard similar ideas Penny. But, considering the HUGE success of the L520/L521, I am not seeing it as that much of a selling point. Heck, Microsoft can re-skin the Asha series to look like metro if they want. And the Asha series is allowed to carry the Nokia name for as long as they are sold. Makes no sense to me to keep alive these "X" devices once MS has their own manufacturing

84. domfonusr

Posts: 1087; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

Actually it does make sense for anywhere outside of the US. If Microsoft is also picking up the Asha line, then they have an interest in replacing Series 40 with anything that will break down the barrier to Asha's being called 'smartphones', and Android-sans-GMS is free for the taking. Yes, this would represent a capitulation on the part of Microsoft, but it is a calculated one: they will be able to hang on to more overseas and emerging markets marketshare while still couching anything Windows as a premium product (hence with a premium price tag). As long as they can extract the extra money via Windows, and save money like crazy in the design and build of the cheap Android fork units, then they will have a product for every mainstream place and person. Android is already contributing to Microsoft profits through the licensing agreements that Microsoft has already struck with a number of Android OEM's, and so there is already a precedent for Microsoft leveraging Android. Now, as for these "X" devices, I doubt that there will ever be too much effort poured into them. They are all likely to be this forked Android we have heard about, and so I would not be so quick to jump onto the "high-end droid" interpretation of any of them. This is an answer for replacing Series 40 in the Asha line... not for making a new line of superphones. Nokia/Microsoft's interest in these is for phones that they will probably sell anywhere but the US. I am thinking that they will be like the Lumia 520/521 in marketing behavior, and perhaps a bit more successful, since they will be lower cost and sporting the forked Android. The Lumia line will then be free to play in the mid- to high-end only... no more low-cost Lumia's after that.

18. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Could actually be related to their schedule, there are a few places where it hasn't been approved yet.... While the deal is sealed until its legally completed Nokia can be free to do whatever it had scheduled (same occurred with moto)

3. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

This made me lift my brow :p, i'd like to see that.

4. halowen_pcd

Posts: 9; Member since: Apr 11, 2013

Nokia XXX =)))) Interestingly if the high-end model has the pureview camera

6. MarkArigayo

Posts: 240; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

XXX? Are you sure? Lol.

22. hurrycanger

Posts: 1765; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

yep, the pureview camera will really benefit the XXX.

57. aksa123

Posts: 367; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Nokia android : X, XX, XXX, XV, V..... XD Just like samsung's S series, with Roman numbers.

59. nelznelwin

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

what's next? xnxx ? :p xD

5. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

"Nokia XXX". That's a good one.

62. aksa123

Posts: 367; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

It just sounds so dirty lol. Nokia XXX : a phone to store your porn :D

64. WindowsiDroid

Posts: 138; Member since: Jul 22, 2013

That is what i'm thinking when I saw the name of third Nokia android model.

75. boblight

Posts: 84; Member since: Jul 28, 2012

Well... That camera sure would help to facilitate the XXX-ing. A large screen would help too.

80. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Vin Diesel and Ice Cube will both be using this phone... ;)

7. uchihakurtz

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

I would buy this on a heartbeat... IF I HAD THE MONEY, haha XD

8. vananucho

Posts: 83; Member since: Jun 01, 2011

Nokia XXX, NSFW & pr0nHub apps right out of the box ;)
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