We’ve been listening to a great deal of rumor and speculation regarding Nokia’s intended effort to bring its very first mobile phone operating on Android to market, and while it has been suggested on numerous occasions that next month’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) could be the location for the marvelous unveiling, Nokia has now all-but verified this to be the instance by sending invitations to a special press activity beginning on 24th at 8.30 AM. The invite does not, of course, define exactly what will be on program, however with it all seeming to direct to the mid-range phone – – codenamed ‘‘ Normandy,’ we could possibly be just one month far from seeing it in the flesh.
The software program that Normandy will work on is unlikely to be your typical, acquainted Google stock Android. In reality, from what we have actually viewed by means of leaks, the “”forked”model of the search titan’s mobile OS is going to look significantly like the Microsoft production that is Windows Phone, with a touch of the Asha interface tossed in completely step.
With numerous terrific Nokia gadgets offered yet out of bounds to those which won’t for many reasons, utilize Windows Phone, it’s sort of disappointing that this inaugural effort is extremely unlikely to set the world alight in regards to specifications and equipment. Nonetheless, it does appear that Nokia is just testing the water, and if Normandy’s launch proves an effective business, there’s definitely scope for the similarity the Lumia 1020 and various other similar mobiles making their Android bow in the future.
The rumors of Nokia taking into consideration an Android mobile have been distributing for months otherwise years, but with the Finnish telecommunications giant having actually been gotten by Microsoft back in September, it did appear that any sort of hope of this suggestion getting to fulfillment perished with the finalizing of the contractual contract.
Yet the report mill, allied to the resilient nature of the invitation, suggests that there might still be life in the Android-Nokia collaborative initiative right now. We’ll be keeping an eye out for even more facts on this, in addition to various other MWC-related details leading up to the activity in simply over four weeks’ time, so remain tuned!