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Will Verduzco · Feb 25, 2014

Nokia X: A Phone for Nobody?

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...

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Will Verduzco · Feb 24, 2014

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

After 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? (more…)

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Will Verduzco · Feb 18, 2014

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

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,...

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Will Verduzco · Feb 11, 2014

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

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,...

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Will Verduzco · Jan 28, 2014

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

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...

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Will Verduzco · Jan 16, 2014

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...

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Will Verduzco · Jan 14, 2014

Nokia Normandy Shows its Color Options in Leaked Render!

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...

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Will Verduzco · Jan 13, 2014

Nokia Normandy Allegedly Pictured in the Flesh and Powered On

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...

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Will Verduzco · Jan 8, 2014

Nokia Secretly Working on Android KitKat-Powered Normandy Smartphone?

For 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...

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