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    Default Nokia Normandy Is an Affordable Smartphone Powered by Android


    It appears that Nokia did not ruled out completely the launch of an Android device after all. Although the Finnish company decided to go all out with Microsoft's Windows Phone platform, Nokia fans who would had preferred the handset maker would try its hand on some Android devices will be pleased to know their dream may come true.

    The Verge reports the previously leaked Nokia Normandy that we originally thought it will bring the gap between the Lumia and Asha series much closer, is in fact a budget-friendly smartphone powered by Google Android operating system.

    However, the Normandy is said to run a “forked” version of Android that has little to do with Google's stock variant, much closer to what Amazon is doing currently with the Kindle Fire series.

    Nokia Normandy has no issues running some of the most important Android applications, Skype including. The smartphone has been especially developed as an Asha equivalent, but with a much larger potential due to access to Android's ecosystem.

    Unfortunately, there's no telling if the Nokia Normandy will ever get launched on the market after Nokia's acquisition by Microsoft, but The Verge claims all Nokia employees working on the phone have been informed the handset is most likely to get released sometime in 2014.

    Moreover, the Normandy project is said to be “full steam ahead,” which might mean that Nokia is really determined to bring its first Android smartphone on the market.

    It would be interesting to know whether or not Microsoft is already aware of Nokia's plans to launch the Normandy and how the Redmond-based company feels about it.

    If Microsoft-Nokia deal closes before the Normandy gets to be released, it's unclear if the former would be interested to launch an Android device that will surely compete with its own Windows Phone platform. Stay tuned for more on this one.

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    at last.
    but nokia have to start from the beginning now. if they can keep the build quality as it now, then they will finally see profit after many years.

    many andoidset have many major build quality issues
    galaxy s series- not bad build quality at all, but in hand it feels cheap
    htc one- build quality issues
    nexus 4- major build quality issues
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    i'd get this

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    I'll get the XL one.
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    i thought windows bought nokia's phone manufacturing unit..!!

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    what can you do with this so called android device which doesn't even have support from google play store?

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    There are alternative android app stores and if feeling adventurous (as in risk in loosing warranty) you could always root the XL and install the google play store and the Cyanogenmod team has a Nokia X/XL port that is looks promising in its early stages of development

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