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Leaked image shows the Android-powered Nokia Normandy in a variety of colors

Leaked image shows the Android-powered Nokia Normandy in a variety of colors

There is little doubt that Nokia’s been working on an Android device. We saw press renders last month from @evleaks and earlier today images of a prototype were served up by @seamissu. Now, @evleaks is back again with another press rendering that shows the Nokia Normandy dressed up in a variety of colors. His image is appropriately named “Nokia Normandies.”

Nokia’s Android phone leaks. Again.

Nokia’s Android phone leaks. Again.

When Nokia hired Stephen Elop to lead the company to prosperity, everyone knew he had to make several difficult decisions. When he announced that the company was going to kill all their in-house operating systems and bet the farm on Windows Phone, we all thought he had gone mad. Did he make the wrong choice? The obvious answer is yes, because the company collapsed to such a degree that Microsoft had to end up buying it so it wouldn’t go bankrupt.

Screenshots of Nokia’s Android user interface leak, device also appears in AnTuTu’s database

Screenshots of Nokia’s Android user interface leak, device also appears in AnTuTu’s database

Nokia is apparently working on an Android powered feature phone called the “Normandy”. I say “feature phone”, because Nokia is likely going to brand the device as an “Asha”. That and the device will run a forked version of Android, meaning it isn’t going to have any of Google’s services installed. Instead, it’ll have Outlook, Skype, XBOX, and all the other typical Microsoft services you’d expect to see on a Windows Phone. Last night, famous Twitter user @evleaks shared the first images of Nokia’s Android skin. As you can tell, it looks nothing like anything you’ve seen before.

Nokia granted an injunction against all HTC devices in Germany

Nokia granted an injunction against all HTC devices in Germany

Nokia was handed a big victory over HTC in Germany’s Munich Regional Court, according to a report in FOSS Patents. A decision by Judge Dr. Matthias Zigann could halt sales of all HTC devices, including the One series, in the European country.

Nokia swoops in to help vocal Galaxy S4 owner whose phone caught on fire

Nokia swoops in to help vocal Galaxy S4 owner whose phone caught on fire

Richard Wygand maybe known as the man with a charred Galaxy S4 who used YouTube to take on Samsung. In a strange twist of fate that played out on Twitter, he may soon put his Galaxy S4 experience behind him and become the proud owner of a Nokia Lumia handset.

Nokia working on a low-cost phone running its own version of Android

Nokia working on a low-cost phone running its own version of Android

Nokia’s Android handset was revealed in an image leaked by evleaks last month, but details on the phone were sparse. Thanks to a report by¬†The Verge, we have new information that sheds some light on this mystery device from the Finnish handset maker.

Nokia going full steam ahead on Android until Microsoft’s shareholders approve the purchase

Nokia going full steam ahead on Android until Microsoft’s shareholders approve the purchase

When Microsoft announced that they were going to buy Nokia’s handset division, the internet started crying. It didn’t exactly help that a few days after the deal was announced, information started leaking out about Nokia’s secret Android experiment. Turns out that Nokia could have switched to Android once their deal with Microsoft expired at some point in late 2014, but a Microsoft acquisition would surely stop such a plan dead in its tracks.

NYT: The Nokia Android phone was real

NYT: The Nokia Android phone was real

 

According to the New York Times, the Nokia Android phone was a reality and could have launched sometime next year. This possibility was put to a quick end when Microsoft bought the Finnish handset manufacturer.

Time to stop dreaming about Nokia phones running Android, Microsoft’s now in charge

Time to stop dreaming about Nokia phones running Android, Microsoft’s now in charge

Today will go down in history as a momentous day for the mobile industry. Nokia, once the leader of the mobile telecommunications industry, officially announced that they’re going to sell Microsoft their devices and services unit for 5.44 billion Euros. Nokia will get to keep the Nokia brand, but Microsoft gets to use it. Oh and Microsoft now owns the Lumia brand outright.