Nokia to launch a low cost Android smartphone, yes you read it right!

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.

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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.

 

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.

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Rama
December 16, 2013 2:49 pm 2:49 PM

@SS
The real thing is that normandy started before nokias acqusition in an attempt by nokia to use android, in fact nokia had already started producing phones running android and normandy was actually the biggest reason behind ms acquiring nokia,if nokia wouldnt have been acquired by ms we would see some nokia andro but now since the unexpected acquistion has happened ms would at any cost not release those andro nokia phones and rather burn them.

Kingston
December 16, 2013 1:35 pm 1:35 PM

Its not at all possible. May be Nokia tried Android but after Microsoft acquisition, they may droped that plan. Microsoft will not accept Android at any time. They will improve their OS and take their OS to world no one.

Rama
December 16, 2013 12:45 pm 12:45 PM
I cant claim that whatever i am saying is right but still as far as i had read it seems that nokia and microsoft had a deal somewhere near 2011 or 2010 as of which nokia would only produce windows phone devices uptil 2013 and in return microsoft would pay nokia around 200 million $ every year as OS support.But nokias lumia range even though great and awesome dint do enough to make the company profitable and by the end of 2013 like sometime in october nokia had started working upon a android device codenamed normandy as from 2014 they… Read more »
SS
December 16, 2013 1:38 pm 1:38 PM

+1
its never gonna happen. EVER!

Microsoft purchased nokia to protect its operating system windows phone so its obvious that steve ballmer is not an idiot to take any step that would give a big blow to growing popularity of windows phones.

Meti
December 16, 2013 7:28 pm 7:28 PM

SS,
do you really think project normandy will be discarded? 🙁

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