New images of Nokia's prototype Android phone leak

By on January 13, 2014, 12:30 PM
microsoft, android, nokia, smartphone, prototype

Back in November of last year we saw a purported leaked image of an Android-based smartphone called Normandy that Nokia is said to have in development. While there is no official confirmation, it looks as though more images of the device have now popped-up online. 

Today's images (seen above) don't really show many new details about the hardware or give much insight on its feature set, but we do get to see the display turned on in one of them with a possible peak at what the device's UI could look like. Both images have been described as picturing engineering prototypes of Normandy. As some have suggested it will most likely be a low-end device that runs a custom version of Android, with a UI that incorporates ideas from both Windows Phone and Nokia's Asha line.

At this point there is no certainty that the phone will see the light of day, especially considering Nokia's focus on Windows Phone projects and Microsoft's involvement in the company moving forward. Nokia was reported to have begun early stage development on Android devices before being acquired by Microsoft, at which point many felt the Normandy project would get buried. There is a chance these images could be old, but only time will tell if Nokia is still tinkering around with Google software while Microsoft is looking over its shoulder.

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