Nokia’s First-Ever Android Phone Is Nokia A110 (Normandy)?
Remember Nokia Normandy? The supposedly Nokia’s first phone running Android OS. Rumors of it first surfaced when an image of the phone which looks very much like a combination between a Lumia and Asha was leaked out. Then, following developments hinted that it may not see the light of the day, in part due to Microsoft’s impending takeover of the Finnish giants, which puts the Windows Phone platform in direct collision course with the fastest growing mobile platform in the world.
The latest development suggested that the prospect of ever seeing it getting a release is alive, notwithstanding its probability. And the person behind the first leak that set widespread online discussion is responsible once again for the latest development. @evleaks has leaked a brand new images which shows more than just the exterior of the phone.
The leaked images shows the Nokia Normandy’s interface in various state of operation but nothing that really screams “Android!!!” That is because the Normandy is said to run on a modified version of Android so we may see a UI that is a combination between Android and Windows Phone, or even the Asha UI for that matter.
More juicy details were revealed in one of the images. We can clearly see that the Normandy will run on Android 4.4.1 KitKat and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. It also will have a 5MP rear camera. But make no mistake, the juiciest of them all is of course its apparent official name, Nokia A110. No prize for guessing what the “A” stands for.
A final word though, as exciting as it may be, it is by no means a confirmed release. The images could simply show how close the product is to completion but if Microsoft has their say, it could be scrapped even in the late stage of development. It will be interesting to see whether the Normandy, or the A110 will ever emerge from the factory or be consigned to history as one of the many promising products to never make it out. Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014, we are looking at you.
@evleaks has been pretty busy lately. Prior to this leak, he leaked another mouth-watering piece of visual feast of the purported new Samsung TouchWiz UI a day ago, which you can see HERE.