BY | December 13, 2013

 

 

Nokia Normandy Android phone release date has not been confirmed, but it will be a reality soon. There are reasons to believe that after acquiring the smartphone maker, software giant Microsoft will allow Nokia to produce Android smartphones.

A new report is out that Normandy, an entry level smartphone being manufactured by Nokia, and that would run on Android OS, is being developed at “full steam ahead” speed. This news quite contrasts with the fact that Microsoft is in the process of taking over Nokia. And since this is so, why would it let a Nokia-Andoid marriage be, when the coupling should actually be Nokia-Windows OS?

But confirming the above report by the Verge, AllThingsD added that Microsoft is actually going to let the Nokia-Android phone live and has no plans to shut off its production. Nokia had been testing Google’s OS Android internally, and a phone that would combine the goodness of Nokia and Android is a dream come true for many an Android  smartphone user. It has been reported that the branch of Nokia that tests Android OS fork takes design elements from Microsoft’s Windows Phone, but it runs Android apps.

Now Microsoft is not shutting down the production of such a dream phone even though the Nokia takeover is still pending, but whether Microsoft will let Normandy see the light of the day is another matter altogether. There is more behind Microsoft’s permission with Normandy than plain generosity. It is being seen as a trial to use Android and familiarize entry-level users with the look of Windows Phone rather than rely on Nokia’s existing Asha platform. So when Microsoft could not beat Android, it has decioded to use its popularity to promote its own OS.

So the buzz has it that Normandy will be an Android device but will hardly look or feel like one. Reminds one of the recently launched Goophone i5C, that is also an Android device buts looks like the iPhone 5C. Normandy is apparently set for a 2014 launch.

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