Nokia Normandy home screen and interface screenshots leak, expected February 25
Update: Here’s a bonus for you all! The date on the screenshot is Tuesday, 25, which can only be February 25, the second day of MWC. OEMs often use dates in their press shots that correspond to launch/announcement dates, so it is safe to assume, for the time being, that the Normandy should be unveiled at a press event in Barcelona, happening on February 25, say, 12:30?
Looks like there’s really no day passing by without some Nokia Normandy news, sighting, or leak. We’ve seen renders and real-life pictures of the phone and we’re expecting this “forked Android”-powered Nokia device to make its way to the Barcelona show floor next month; until then, however, there are still things we can learn about it, like its interface, for instance.
The Normandy is expected to run some sort of Android build (a la Amazon tablets) but that doesn’t stop Nokia from trying to standardize the user experience across its devices (read Lumia), making the Normandy interface very Tile-rich. The screenshot above depicts these tiles (a lot of which should be familiar to you already) on the left, where we see the alleged home screen of the upcoming device: a combination of tiles, icons, and folders.
On the right we see either a notification shade, a notification center, or a special home screen mode (might even be the recent apps or recent notifications menu). It is not clear, as @evleaks only unveiled that these are the “two ways to interact with Normandy”. Nonetheless, there are a lot of things going on, from missed calls, to Facebook notifications, games, Twitter shortcuts, messages, Skype, and Calendar appointments.
…and, in case you missed it, dual SIM operation should be in, as we’re seeing two coverage icons on the top left.
Source: @evleaks (Twitter)