Back in November, the trusted and notorious @evleaks had posted a Nokia device codenamed "Normandy" and none of the tech pundits were able to figure out about the device. The only options one would be inclined to prefer were Lumia and Asha. However, not the reports from The Verge says that the device is none of the two but a low-end Android device.
Now the question is that will Microsoft allow Nokia to come up with this so called 'Normandy' handset. However, since the Nokia acquisition is yet not a done deal, Nokia might have a chance to launch it before the deal closes. Thus it's not unclear whether Nokia will release the handset before the Microsoft deal is finalized or after.
According to The Verge, Normandy is Nokia's Android device and is still "full steam ahead". As said earlier, the device is claimed to be a low-end Android device from Nokia that will be using a "forked" version of Android, and would not be using Google Play services.
Report also suggests that the Finnish giant is aiming to launch the Normandy on 2014. Sources close to The Verge also says that Normandy would be compatible with Android applications like Skype and other popular apps.
However, there are no details available about the specs and price of the device as of now. Stay tuned to GizBot!