In recent weeks several rumors speculate on an upcoming Nokia smartphone equipped with the Android system. New pictures just made their appearance.
If Nokia and Microsoft are working closely on Windows Phone since 2011, the Finnish manufacturer would also be interested in Android system. Specifically, this discussion would have started before Microsoft makes its redemption proposal last spring. This work would not, however, abandoned.
Code-named Normandy, this next terminal would position specifically on the entry level smartphone market. So supplant existing Asha equipped S40. According to our colleagues from The Verge, the Normandy would have a special version of the Android system. More than just Nokia software overlay would follow the strategy of Amazon by developing a more personalized version.
The flow Evleak, known for its many leaks in the technology sector, has published several photos of the user interface, which loads Windows Phone elements but also of S40. It remains to know the exact nature of the work. These are they going to be abandoned when the takeover by Microsoft has been finalized or are they part of a larger strategy?
Recall that according to a recently recovered document by The Information, Microsoft had planned to market smartphones allowing consumers to choose to install it either Windows Phone or Android permanently.
Edited on 09/01/2014 at 8:16
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