Nokia Normandy Rumor Roundup: Everything we know so far

By Prarthito

    It seems like these days you just can't keep Nokia out of the news, and with heavy rumors now arriving for a yet new Nokia smartphone making rounds on the web, there's a big possibility that the company will indeed reveal a brand new phone that will look to evolve a step ahead compared to its predecessors and rivals in the market.

    This time, however, the stakes are high with a brand new chapter set to be added in the "brief" history of Nokia. Apparently, the device - tagged Nokia Normandy - is set to be the first of Nokia phones to adopt Android as its primary operating system. Sounds exciting, right? We thought so.

    Nokia Normandy Rumor Roundup: Everything we know so far

     

    Operating System and Display
    While Nokia's Normandy handset, as it's called at the moment, is expected to be a low cost Android-based smartphone, there's a catch - Apparently, it's not the real Android operating system as we know it, but a different one that's forked.

    For those who are confused as to what a forked version of Android means, it's something similar to the OS policy Amazon has adopted with its popular Kindle Fire tablet and not really based on the real Google version.

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    While there's hardly anything revealed related to the new Nokia phone, guessing by the previously leaked screenshots for the same, it felt like the built-in OS, although Android (in any form), had slight touches of Windows Phone to it with the tiles protruding out of the device homescreen.

    Notifications
    Moreover, judging by the images, it also seemed 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.

     

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    Specifications
    As far as specifications and other technical details are concerned, again, there's not much to say but judging by a previous report from The Verge (who cited their own sources), the device could arrive with a 4-inch display, a Snapdragon processor that complimented by 512MB of RAM and 4GB storage with microSD card.

    Conclusion
    As of now, there's no real indication as to whether Normandy will come this year (or the following year), although we are hopeful that something related to it will be revealed at the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) that's set to take place in Barcelona, Spain next month. Only time will tell.

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