While Nokia's hotly rumored futuristic smartphone Nokia Normandy is currently doing a lot of rounds on the web, mainly due to the fact that it will be the first Nokia handset to run the Android operating system, there may be some bad news for all those looking ahead to install apps on the device and run them.
As reports suggest, although the upcoming Nokia Normandy, also known as Nokia X, is heavily expected to be the first Nokia-based handset to run on the Android operating system, a new leak related to the same states that users might not be able to run Google Play-based apps on the device. Apparently, the device will stock up on a Nokia-branded app store.
As of now, the heavily rumored smartphone from Nokia, which looks a lot like a normal Nokia-based Windows Phone released previously, is massively expected to run Android 4.4. KitKat software. However, things may not be so bright for fans if the device indeed ends up not supporting apps from the custom Google Play Store.
The device was brought into contention not long ago when trusted and credible twitter leakster @evleaks mentioned about the device alongside a model name for it. He wrote: "The reports of Normandy's death have been greatly exaggerated," which could easily mean that a potential release date for the device in the future is still alive.
Leaked a number of times in the past, and if indeed real, the Normandy handset will look to break all kinds of barriers with the device being the first Nokia handset to run on Android KitKat.
The device is said to arrive with a 4-inch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels. The Normandy could be powered by a 1 GHz dual-core processor and Adreno 302 GPU coupled with 512 MB of RAM.
Apart from that, the device could house 4GB of on board storage capacity, which could be further complimented via microSD-based 32GB of external storage. And as far as the in-device camera is concerned, it could be taken care of via a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus, LED flash and HD (720p) video recording capability.
More details about the device is expected at the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014 that will be held in Barcelona, Spain.