“Nokia Normandy is the missing link”, that statement got us thinking that the phone might be the “link” between Windows Phone 8 and Windows RT, but that was quickly waved off by the report that it might be Asha-line-up related. Now a report published on the Verge might shed some light on this, as the Normandy is claimed to be an Android device.

Many were hoping that Nokia would at one point switch to Android and there were even reports that the Finns are working internally on a phone powered by Google’s OS. The Verge sources claim that the Normandy is a new breed of low-end phones from Nokia based on a “forked” version of Android “that’s not aligned with Google’s own version”, pretty much like Amazon’s tablets or the Kindle Fire.

The render which we’re seeing above was published at the end of last month and depicts a Lumia-like device without the Windows Phone buttons — but with a single back button. The Verge claims that the Normandy will be able to run certain Android apps, like Skype, but the project is mostly aimed at the budget segment, Android being the OS that allows Nokia to completely tweak and adapt the operating system to suit its needs.

Will this be Nokia’s main focus for the future or will we at one point see a flagship device running Android (the real Android)? The Normandy is expected to launch next year.

Source: The Verge

You May Also Like
Android 11

Pocketnow Daily: Google Pixel 5 and 4a Features LEAKED on Android 11?!(video)

On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about the new feature that may arrive with Android 11, the possibility of new AirPods Pro Lite and more

Google testing double tap gesture on rear panel of Pixel phones in Android 11

Just tap twice on the back of your Pixel phone to wake up the Google Assistant, launch camera, snooze alarm, silence calls, and do a lot more.

Microsoft’s Defender antivirus software is coming to Android and iOS

Microsoft will preview its Defender security solution for Android and iOS operating systems at the RSA Conference later this month.