Nokia X (Normandy) – Nokia’s Android Phone

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Nokia is making an Android Phone? You heard it right folks. Apparently, Nokia has been developing a phone donning a customized Android OS (similar to Amazon’s Kindle tablets). The low to mid-range phone is unofficially named Nokia Normandy or Nokia X. Its specs are comparable to the Nokia Lumia 520 Windows phone. The features includes a 4 -inch WVGA screen having 800x480p resolution, a dual-core 1.2 GHz chipset, 5MP rear-facing camera, 512 MB RAM and 4GB internal storage that can be expanded via a micro SD slot. It is also rumored to have a dual-sim slot and 1500 MAh of battery.

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Based on the leaked images by @evleaks, the phone’s interface is very much Windows-like. It has a flat interface with app tiles in the homescreen. The inclusion of the Google Play store is not yet sure of but the device will probably contain Nokia’s own app store similar to what Amazon has done with its tablets which will offer the company’s own softwares. The release day is rumored to be in March and will probably include it in the company’s Asha lineup. Although Nokia making Android devices is actually good, its future is still uncertain given the fact that Nokia’s mobile division is being sold to Microsoft. Once Microsoft has the full reins on the mobile division, there is no knowing whether Android mobile devices will be axed since they are heavily promoting the still way behind Windows Phone. Let’s just keep our fingers crossed that this won’t be the first and last Android phone branded Nokia.

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