Nokia Normandy could be an entry-level Android phone
Reports are floating around that Nokia’s upcoming entry-level offering, the Nokia “Normandy”, could be the Finnish company’s first Android-based phone.
The image shown above was leaked by @evleaks back in late November. From its looks and lone navigation button at the bottom, it can be easily taken as a new Lumia-inspired Asha phone. But according to an article by The Verge, it’s possible that the new phone will run Nokia’s own version of Android and will have the capability to run Android-based apps – something that Amazon has been doing with their Kindle Fire tablets.
A real Asha. Or Lumia? The Nokia Normandy. pic.twitter.com/Q4jpPNte1l
— @evleaks (@evleaks) November 25, 2013
It was reported back in September that Nokia is working on a project called “Asha on Linux” and that getting Android to run on Nokia’s hardware “was not a Herculean engineering effort”, so the possibility is there.
A Nokia Android phone is something that everyone has been looking forward to. However, things should be taken with a grain of salt as nothing is official as of the moment. We’ll soon find out once, and if, the device gets launched next year.