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Nokia X: A Phone for Nobody?

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It’s now been one day since the official unveiling of the Nokia X lineup at MWC in Barcelona. And while most of the details were already known far in advance, there were a few surprises the day of. For starters, we received not one, but three Android-powered Nokia devices. We also learned a bit more Nokia’s custom UI, including the Fastlane notification center and more specifics about various device specifications. But for the most part, the Nokia X family is almost exactly what we thought it would be—a low end device with a matching low end price tag. So now that we know all about the Nokia X and what it has to offer, let’s take a look at who the device is meant for, and whether it makes for . . . READ ON »

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The Android-Powered Nokia X is Here, Comes in 3 Flavors

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X-pile-bodyAfter countless headlines through more rumors than the latest fruit-phone, the Android-powered Nokia X is finally a reality—though it may not exactly be everything that you hoped for in a marriage between Nokia and Android. The device claims to offer the best of both worlds by giving access to the world of Android apps while also providing the “signature Nokia experience” through branded first party apps. But is the Nokia X itself truly anything to be excited about?. . . READ ON »

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X Marks the Spot for Android-Powered Nokia X Launch at MWC in 5 Days?

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Ah, the fabled Nokia X. What started life in the rumor mill as the unlikely Nokia “Normandy” has now become a device with more leaked renders, snapshots, benchmarks, and specs than the next minor revision to Apple’s lowly iPh*ne.

All of the hype and rumors are to be expected. Despite the device’s theorized low-end aspirations as an Asha replacement, it will still be the first Nokia-powered Android device. And if Nokia’s superb build quality isn’t enough to excite you on its own, especially given the disposable state of modern consumer electronics, I don’t know what is. We are now a mere 5 days away from Nokia’s announcement in MWC next Monday. And wh. . . READ ON »

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Android-Powered Nokia X (Normandy) to Launch at MWC Later this Month?

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The Nokia Normandy has been the subject of so much hype, speculation, and controversy over the past few months that you’d be forgiven for thinking that it’s actually a shipping product—or at the very least, something that has been officially announced, or even just confirmed by the manufacturer. Nevertheless, leaks and rumors continue pouring in about the device, it’s potential specifications, what it will look like, and its user interface.

Now, we have one additional tidbit to add to the Nokia Normandy rumor mill, and this time it comes from the Wall Street Journal in an article detailing the Finnish company’s preparations to launch their first Android-po. . . READ ON »

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New Leaked Specs Emerge for the Rumored Nokia X Formerly Known as “Normandy”

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Ever since we first caught wind of the potential existence of an Android-powered Nokia smartphones twenty days ago, rumors have been flying around left and right. The device, which was thought to be named “Normandy,” is the embodiment of what many would consider the ideal device: the Android operating system running on Nokia’s critically acclaimed (and durable) hardware.

The rumors got off to a healthy start with some leaked screenshots and renders showcasing a Qualcomm Snapdragon-based (unknown variant) device, with what appeared to be a 4″ screen running at WVGA resolution. The rumors also pointed to a 5 MP camera and a dual SIM slot. Not too long after, we saw alleged . . . READ ON »

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New Nokia Normandy Shots Point to WP-Styled UI, Lumia-Like Body!

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Bd-fp7yCcAEcYWDEver 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.. . . READ ON »

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Nokia Normandy Shows its Color Options in Leaked Render!

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Believe what you will about the alleged Android-powered Nokia Normandy, but the device is making quite a splash, and we’re not even sure it’s real yet. Regardless, we keep seeing the device peek its head out from the shadows with increasing frequency.

We first saw some leaked renders and screenshots of the device about a week ago. These shots seemed to indicate an incredibly highly skinned build of Android 4.4.1 running the  on the device, which appeared to be codenamed the Nokia A110. Then yesterday, we saw more leaked images, and this time they came from a physical device. Of note, one of the leaked images showed the device-in-question running a highly skinned version of Android that featured s. . . READ ON »

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Nokia Normandy Allegedly Pictured in the Flesh and Powered On

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You may remember that  just five days ago, we shared some relatively convincing rendered images and a few screenshots of the alleged Android-powered Nokia “Normandy.” Now, there is some new fuel to add to the rumor mill fire, as two new leaked pictures have appeared, only this time, they’re not renders!

This device, which seems to be branded as the Nokia A110 if the previously leaked screenshots are to be believed, is running a highly customized version of Android 4.4.1 atop Linux Kernel 3.4.0. However, as XDA Senior Member rahil3108 was quick to point out in the article comments, there is already an Android-powered device labeled A110: the Micromax A110. And sure enough, it r. . . READ ON »

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Nokia Secretly Working on Android KitKat-Powered Normandy Smartphone?

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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.. . . READ ON »

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