Smartphone cameras have advanced so tremendously over the past few years that they have almost completely replaced point and shoot digital cameras for the most of us. Furthermore, since our smartphones are always with us, the majority of us end up taking tons of photos throughout the lifespan of our devices. But what happens to all the old photos you take? Do you store them on an external hard-drive or keep them backed up to an online cloud service like Flickr? Let us know what your favorite way of storing old photos is and why.
New Nokia Normandy Shots Point to WP-Styled UI, Lumia-Like Body!
Ever since we caught our first glimpses of the alleged Android-powered Nokia Normandy, leaks have been popping up left and right. While some are quick to label a Nokia-built Android device as the Holy Grail of smartphones, others aren’t too impressed with the interface shots seen to date. Now, thanks to Twitter leakers @evleaks and @vizileaks, we have a very clear shot of the alleged device’s outer casing, as well as new leaked screenshots that appear to indicate two general ways in which the Normandy’s UI can be navigated.
The first interface mode is a tile-based interface, highly reminiscent of Windows Phone’s live tiles. It’s unknown at this time whether these tiles are dynamic. But given Android’s support for widgets, that can be expected. In addition to the Metro-esque tiles, the first interface also allows for folders and pinned applications.
The second interface mode is quite different from anything else currently on the market. Rather than being based on widget-like tiles or application icons, it’s analogous to an agenda view in a modern calendar app. It is entirely possible that this is a replacement for the notification bar, as this second interface mode includes both information similar to what we see in the current Android notification shade, as well as standard applications.
Several key details spotted in previous leaks are still present in both interface modes. The device’s status bar still shows off its dual-SIM capabilities, and the UI featured in the first interface mode seems consistent with both the leaked render and leaked shot we already saw.
In addition to the UI, we now have a much clearer view of the alleged device’s body. Styled remarkably similarly to Nokia’s current Lumia phones, it’s not hard to see a family resemblance.
Do the latest leaks make you crave this rumored device? Do you think Nokia could actually be working on a highly-skinned Android device that combines some of the best of both platforms? Duke it out in the comments below!
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