Wednesday, December 11, 2013

This is Nokia's Android phone | The Verge

Future collectors' item -- also see Why Nokia Is Building an Android Phone and Why Microsoft Might Not Kill It (AllThingsD)
"Multiple sources have revealed to The Verge that Normandy is designed as an Asha equivalent to push low-cost devices with access to more traditional smartphone apps — something the company has struggled to achieve for its Series 40-powered Asha line. Nokia’s effort is similar to Amazon’s own use of Android, allowing the company to customize it fully for its own use. Nokia employees working on Normandy were informed the device is planned as a 2014 release, and one insider described the Normandy effort as "full steam ahead." Unless Nokia manages to release Normandy ahead of its Microsoft deal, we can’t imagine Microsoft is interested in using Android to target the low-end over its own Windows Phone operating system."
This is Nokia's Android phone | The Verge
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