After a string of reports that suggested that Nokia might have dumped the Android smartphone project Normandy, evleaks and BGR India claim that the said project is still very much in development and we could see it become a reality soon.
evleaks noted on his Twitter account that the recent reports about Normandy project’s closure have been greatly exaggerated.
The reports of Normandy’s death have been greatly exaggerated.
— @evleaks (@evleaks) December 31, 2013
Similar, BGR India is reporting that according to its sources, Microsoft is on-board with Nokia’s plans to launch a smartphone with forked Android version. The blog’s sources also confirmed the authenticity of an image that leaked out of China and is reportedly of the Nokia’s Android smartphone.
While not much can be seen in this image, the user-interface does seem to have been totally revamped to suit Nokia’s needs. BGR India adds that despite running on the forked version of Android, Nokia’s Normandy will be able to run most of the existing Android applications with little to no tweaking, which is going to play a vital role in the success of this phone as developers would not want to recode their apps for a platform that could be dumped by the company anytime.
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