Nokia is a Finland based mobile phone manufacturing giant. The company is widely appreciated and celebrated for manufacturing handsets that are a beautiful blend of latest, excellent technology, wide range of functionality and entertainment based services and apps, and aesthetic, eye pleasing designs. Nokia has started its venture into the smartphone market with its Lumia series which has been received very well.
Nokia has been manufacturing its smartphones that function on Windows Phone. However, we have heard some rumors that Nokia is planning to launch an Android enabled smartphone. This smartphone has been codenamed Normandy. This device is likely to be a part of the company’s new range of affordably priced smartphones.
A real Asha. Or Lumia? The Nokia Normandy. pic.twitter.com/Q4jpPNte1l
— @evleaks (@evleaks) November 25, 2013
As per the rumors, Nokia’s this project has been active since a while. They are laying more emphasis on the services and applications. Since they will be using forked Android as their platform, Nokia can create smartphone that look like Android, will be in race of Android version update like any other Android OEMs and will be low cost. In this device, along with popular Android apps, the company will also offer its own services, such as Music Store, Maps, etc.
By starting work on Normandy smartphone, Nokia is not at all leaving its Asha platform. Nokia is well aware of the gap between its entry level Lumia series of smartphones and the Asha handsets. To fill in that gap, Nokia has started this project. Also, it will help the company in widening its portfolio and catering to the demands of a wider segment of the consumers. Since, Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia and Nokia’s project on Normandy smartphone are in their final stages, it is hard to believe that the project was hidden from Microsoft, though Microsoft can do little about it now.