Nokia has been in news a lot of time in the past for several different reasons involving its Lumia flagships that the company has released until now. However, none had that big an impact as the massively rumored Nokia Normandy which is expected to be the first Android running Nokia phone ever to be made.
When the device first went viral on the Internet, not many believed that there can actually be such a device that's both Nokia-made and runs on Android - that too the latest KitKat offering. But, as always, there's always a hidden skeptic in all of us who really wants all the rumors to be true, irrespective of whatever has been said (or expressed) externally.
So either of two things can happen at this point with the Nokia Normandy - either it's one of the biggest and the most elaborate hoaxes of all time, or the device is actually in the making with Nokia waiting for the right moment to reveal it.
Whatever it is, that doesn't take away the fact that the device has indeed been creating a lot of noise with its rumored Android running capabilities. So we take this chance to take a look back at the five most dominating rumors that have arrived alongside the device.
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Since the Normandy was first brought into light via its rumored Android running capabilities, we shall begin by discussing the in-device platform that will head over with the Normandy.
To be very honest, on first sighting of the device (courtesy of @evleaks), it seems like the platform is a hybrid version of the Asha platform, Android KitKat v4.4 and Windows Phone 8. But even if so, it has to be said that fans don't care much since its Android on Nokia.
And even if past reports have claimed that the version of KitKat in the device is a forked one, it is to be seen what the end product will be like.
Taking a cue from all the images leaked in the past related to the device, it seems like the device looks like a normal Lumia handset. And even though the leaked images could be parts of test prototypes or pre-releases, it is expected that Nokia will work on some minor tweaks to the device's design that will surely be more than the sort of 4-inch images we have seen until now.
Nokia X or Nokia Normandy? We are guessing none at the final release since Nokia will like to go for a more attractive name. Maybe it will chalk out something that's between the Asha and the Lumia. So it is to be seen what the device is finally called on release.
Notifications and SIM support
Judging by the previously leaked images, it also seems like the device could be arriving with dual sim support, judging by the 2 network bars in the leaked image.
Moreover, it was also interesting to note that although tagged Android, the device may not support a traditional dropdown notification bar which, as everybody knows, is to some extent a very popular feature of any Android running device.
This is probably the biggest mystery of them all since a potential release date for the device is yet to be found out. And it's all confusion at the moment since some believe that the device will will be unveiled at the upcoming MWC 2014, while others feel that Nokia will be holding an entirely different event to promote the device alone.
But whatever it is, we are keeping our ears up and our eyes peeled for any potential information related to a serious release date for the device.