Wednesday, 8 January 2014


The rumors of the notorious Nokia Normandy prototype running on Android has been around the internet for quite
some time.
It was posted on Naijaloaded and couple of other tech forums.
Even though the company's Devices and Services division is soon to be acquired by
Microsoft, it seems the Normandy rumors continue, suggesting the device might come to live against all odds.

We know the codenamed Normandy device is supposed to be an Android smartphone. The leaks suggested Normandy will be reusing
the iconic Lumia design and will come in a plethora of different colors, just like the affordable Asha and Lumia phones.

Yesterday @evleaks has posted renders of Normandy
running on Android. I get to see a glimpse of Nokia's launcher, particularly the lockscreen, Viber and Skype apps.
Judging by the Normandy's status bar, this should be a dual-SIM phone.

Another leaks from today sheds some more light on the alleged Normandy specs. Nokia RM-980 A110 codenamed Normandy reported featuring a 4" FWVGA display (480x854 pixels), a 5MP rear camera
and runs on Android 4.4.1 KitKat.

Naturally, the chipset powering the Normandy is Qualcomm Snapdragon.
If Normandy is similar to the
previously tipped "Mountain View" Android prototype, then it might be running (as previously suggested) on
the Snapdragon 200 chipset (quad- core Cortex-A5/Adreno 203 or quad-core Cortex-A7/Adreno 302).

Nokia Normandy running on
Android KitKat

Some recent rumors suggest the Normandy development is at "full steam ahead" and the smartphone is
supposed to hit the shelves this year. Some go even further saying the team working on Normandy
(Project N) will stay at Nokia and continue to work on it alongside other devices (such as the alleged Nokia smartwatch) after Microsoft's
acquisition is completed.

To me, I think Nokia will do anything to gain their pride back.
What do you think?

Source: Gsmarena

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