Tweet reveals image of Android powered Nokia Normandy

Tweet reveals image of Android powered Nokia Normandy
After he sent out a tweet revealing the UI of the unannounced Nokia Normandy last week, evleaks re-tweeted an image (originally tweeted by @seamissu) on Sunday of the same device. Considering that the Finnish based firm's Devices and Services business has been purchased by Microsoft, you might be wondering how the Android powered Normandy will be pulled off. The device is expected to run a forked version of Google's open source OS. That means you won't see the Google Play Store or Google branded apps on the handset. This is the same thing that Amazon does with the version of Android it uses on its Amazon Kindle Fire tablets.

We will most likely see the device unveiled at MWC next month. And while this trick never seems to work out perfectly, the phone showed a March 25th date in the previous leak. So we could see a late March release of the Normandy.

Many of our readers over the years have expressed an interest in a Android powered Nokia phone. We could be just weeks away from having that dream come true.

Leaked photo of the Nokia Normandy

Leaked photo of the Nokia Normandy


source: @seamissu 

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47 Comments

1. Extradite

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

Nokia should've used Android in the first place of not using WP! Cause WP is a dead platform. Even till know WP ain't helping Nokia.....! Even Samsung first tried Symbian and was making WindowsMobile platform, even Htc had 2 platforms. To see which sales better. Every OEMs have "plan B" for second options, if one fails,the other one helps. I would love to own a Nokia Android set. I remember the N9, but Elop made that phone "exclusive for very few countries" Who knows will there be a Nokia Android PureView device..

32. volcano

Posts: 348; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

if windowsphone dead platform who is buying these phones ghosts ? if windows phone dead os you wouldn't see developers releasing apps everyday enough with this crap. as for your android with pureview dream won't happen its a dead dream thank you Microsoft for buying nokia, keeping us safe and for offering a third option for consumers who doesnt like ios or android

33. HASHTAG unregistered

Yeah, because every manufacture has to choose Android.

43. __0__

Posts: 242; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Windows phone are very good for the midrange and low end . While Android is best on high end phones . To be honest with you only the 520 , 720 , 625 and the now significantly dropped price 920 are selling well .

47. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

You had me until the "thank you Microsoft for buying Nokia" part.

39. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Nokia 1045 or something else. Its coming guys not too long to wait. Bring it on Nokia.

40. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Still we don't know this device is running fork version of android. Just wait for final and true rumor about os version.

2. Gaurav008

Posts: 328; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

On second thoughts, if the phone is running a forked version of Android that is to say without Google Play Store and Services, then, it's not worth owning this "Android" device. Just my opinion.

4. ocilfa

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

I definitely agree, but you could always sideload apps in one way or another. Also, its bound to get rooted anyway.

8. ECPirate37

Posts: 291; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

I have wanted a Nokia Android phone for years. I used to only buy Nokias back in the day, until the N series started falling off. Then I switched to HTC and have been happy, but now it seems HTC is no longer listening to consumers, so I would totally switch back to Nokia if they bring it in the camera department. And if the phone is a forked android, as long as I can root it and switch it to a stock android, I would still purchase it if it has pureview.

12. Gaurav008

Posts: 328; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

I might own too. But the leaked specs are dissapointing to say the least.

10. Pdubb

Posts: 249; Member since: Aug 08, 2011

In other words if it is not controlled by Google you don't want it!!

14. Gaurav008

Posts: 328; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Yes, kind of. You can say that.

27. Awalker

Posts: 1958; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Why wouldn't you want a phone with Google apps and the play store?

44. yowanvista

Posts: 341; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

It may be a fork of Android but that wouldn't stop them from submitting it to Google’s compatibility test suite (CTS) in order to gain access to Play Services.

3. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

What is the point of forked android? If your gonna do it do it properly...

5. noler

Posts: 326; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

I thought Android fans love an open OS! This is pure Android and not like Google Android.

6. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

You do realise your comment makes no sense, Google own android and develop android therefore gouge android is the only android and the purest....

9. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Noler: Nexus devices have pure Android. And what company is behind Nexus? Hm, let me think... Google.

13. noler

Posts: 326; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

No its not, read phonearena articles below.

21. AhmadAlsayegh

Posts: 326; Member since: Jul 18, 2011

what they mean by pure andriod experience, is to run andriod without the bloatware crap other companies make such as sense and touchwiz, other than that I believe Android should be a pure OS, and not try to push google sevices in each and every part, but I guss we are stuck with the eco system crap now days

30. Awalker

Posts: 1958; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Android is open source; Google apps aren't. Any company can do whatever they with Android as Amazon does but they're not entitled to Google's priority apps.

11. noler

Posts: 326; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

20. AhmadAlsayegh

Posts: 326; Member since: Jul 18, 2011

agreed, Andriod is fully revolving around Google services, I would love to see a pure stipped down andriod, without google services

25. noler

Posts: 326; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

Exactly! finally someone with common sense.

45. yowanvista

Posts: 341; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

What you're describing here is AOSP Android, the stock vanilla unbranded version of the platform without any Google services. It can be compiled for any Android device with proper sources.

26. Extradite

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

But you can disable services from Googles that what you don't like or want. It"s an app called "SystemPanel"

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

LMAOOOOO not an ounce of sense. He should be limited for that. +1

17. noler

Posts: 326; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

MaybeRead this articles, I hope it's not too complicated for you. "Android isn't freedom, because Google is closed"http://www.phonearena.com/news/Android-isnt-freedom-because-Google-is-closed_id48751 Maybe Michael H should be limited too?

31. Awalker

Posts: 1958; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Dude, Android and Google apps are two separate things. I'm not sure why you're conflating the two.

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