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New photos of Nokia's Android prototype Normandy are circulating

2014-03-21  |  Comebuy News

Alleged photos of a prototype of Nokia's Android Smartphone Normandy emerged @seamissu parallel on a Chinese website and Twitter account. The reported WMPowerUser. Like a previous photos black housing with Nokia logo that appears inside a protective cover can be seen. In addition, you can see a "back" button.

Alleged prototype of the Nokia Normandy on Twitter (screenshot: News.com)

A further Twitternutzer with the handle @picturepan2 has hired another shot that shows the main screen of the device with apps and icons. The quality of the recordings is not nearly as high as that of the images previously shown at @evleaks, where it seems to be official marketing shots.

According to Nokiapoweruser, Normandy is based on Android 4.4 Kit Kat. Such as at Amazon's fire OS it should be a fork of Android, which is not fully compatible with the original - and Google play -.

@evleaks reported for the first time in November on the model of Normandy. Just last week were there sharp photos of several app screens in use to see. @evleaks tweetete also, reports about the death of Normandy were greatly exaggerated. However, it seems hard to imagine that Nokia's device Division published a first Android Smartphone yet as a Microsoft subsidiary.

Microsoft is expected to complete the acquisition of Nokia's device Division in the current quarter. In September 2013 the New York Times reported, Nokia have tested the use of Android on hardware of Lumia series before it came to the merger agreement with Microsoft. Multiple models should have been in planning. End of 2014 Nokia had again the right his Treaty with Microsoft by 2011, to use another OS as Windows phone.

[with material by Lance Whitney, News.com]

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