For the past few months we have heard rumors about Nokia working on an Android smartphone, the Nokia X. We even heard that Microsoft was pressuring the company into giving up this project. It looks like Nokia has done it anyway, with The Wall Street Journal claiming to have heard from people familiar with the matter that the Nokia Android phone is going to be released this month. At least we won’t have long to wait.
Nokia is expected to unveil this smartphone, codenamed Normandy, at the Mobile World Congress 2014 later this month in Barcelona. It is being claimed that Nokia’s Android phone doesn’t promote several key features that were originally developed by Google as part of its Android platform. What can we expect? Well, the software should be similar to what we see on Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablets, basically a highly customized variant of Android. Apparently, this Nokia Android phone won’t promote Google Play Store, instead its going to come with a Nokia app store that will host Android apps. Here Maps and Mix Radio should be onboard as well.
Nothing on price yet, but what do you think? Would you be interested in a phone like this?