According to multiple sources Nokia has been building its own Android phone codenamed Normandy. According to reports the handset is designed as the next step in low-end phones from the Finnish smartphone maker. According to the source Nokia has been testing highly modified variant of Android for this phone like Amazon has done with Kindle Fire range of tablets.
An image of the handset was leaked by @evleaks on twitter in November, showing a Lumia-style device with no apparent capacitive buttons for navigation. According to reports from neowin Nokia has been developing the Android-powered phone despite Microsoft’s plans to acquire the company’s handset business. It’s still unclear whether this device will ever see day of light.
A Nokia Android device for low end
According to rumors Normandy will be an alternative to Asha range of low cost devices. Nokia’s is trying similar strategy of Amazon customizing Android fully for its own use. According to reports the device is expected to release in 2014, and one insider described the Normandy effort as “full steam ahead.” But at the same time Windows Phone has been so dependent on Nokia that you can certainly envision Microsoft freaking out over any sign of the Finnish phone maker flirting with another operating system.