Will Verduzco · Jan 8, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Nokia Secretly Working on Android KitKat-Powered Normandy Smartphone?

Bdd1OWuCIAQN_UeFor many, an Android-powered Nokia device would be the Holy Grail of smartphones. Imagine combining the fantastic industrial design and durability of Nokia devices with the power and versatility of Android. Sounds too good to be true, right? Not so fast.

For some time now, we’ve seen leaks and heard rumors that Nokia was working on an Android-powered device. Now, pictures of this rumored device, believed to be codenamed “Normandy,” have surfaced.

So what do we know about this super secret Android-powered Nokia device? Quite a bit—if the rumors are to be believed, that is.

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Thanks to the folks over at NPU, we now have alleged screenshots of the device, which appears to be codenamed Nokia A110. Perhaps the A in the model number stands for Android, indicating the possibility of a whole line of Android devices in the future.

Delving deeper, we can see that the device in this screenshot is running Android 4.4.1 atop Linux Kernel 3.4.0. The display on this device appears to be 854×480, with rumors stating a 4″ size, which would equate to approximately 233 PPI. The camera is 5 MP, and the device runs an unknown Qualcomm Snapdragon-based processor.

While the alleged specs aren’t quite Earth shattering, we’ve seen how devices with less than amazing specs can still pull off a fantastic overall experience. While these are just rumors, and screenshots are easy enough to doctor, we’re excited at the possibility of one day perhaps seeing a Nokia-built Android device.

What are your thoughts about all this? Would you buy a Nokia Android device? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

Update: As XDA Senior Member rahil3108 astutely pointed out, there is already an Android-powered device labeled A110: the Micromax A110. And sure enough, it runs at 854×480 resolution. It does not have a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. Rather, it uses a MediaTek MT6577. It also only officially ever received Android 4.1.1. So could the screenshots be some creative build-prop editing? Almost certainly. We can still keep our hopes up over the leaked title image, though!

[Source: @evleaks (1,2), NPU | Via PocketNow]


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Will Verduzco

willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician. View willverduzco's posts and articles here.
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