Fabled Android Carrying Nokia Normandy Shows Off OS Flavor

NokiaOSFor those of you hoping that Nokia will grace us Android enthusiasts with a premium phone running our favorite OS. However even if the rumors that are circulating are true, and Android is coming to a Nokia device, it appears that it’s a forked version of the OS. Assuming that’s the case, access to Google’s Play Store may not be available. Given that we’re in a post Microsoft acquisition phase for Nokia those chances are even smaller.

The device looks reminiscent of a Ashia running Series 40 software. Even as such this is strictly speculative as no one is sure even such a device will ever make it to market. While we’re all hopeful that someday Nokia will bring their amazing hardware to us, if current rumors ring true, this is not the Android we’re looking for. Even if it could come in multiple colors.

source:Weibo
via: 9to5Google

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  • bee

    ” it appears that it’s a forked version of the OS. Assuming that’s the case, access to Google’s Play Store may not be available. Given that we’re in a post Microsoft acquisition phase for Nokia those chances are even smaller.”

    Actually it makes much MORE sense now. Think about it. MS wants to create a fork of Android that pushes THEIR services. Their cloud. Their app store. Their music store. Except running on Android. I was wondering Why Nokia would be allowed to explore an Android phone under MS until I read this post.

  • Nick R

    I’m going to say Amazon phone. Makes perfect sense.

  • companyemails

    A forked version of android would lack all of Google’s proprietary services, infrastructure and applications, Especially Android’s Application Framework, which Google is pushing very hard to move it’d app developers to. All apps created by it will only work with official versions of Android (read, those made by Mobile Handset alliance members), which means that Microsoft could very well find itself with the same app problem with this fork that they have with windows mobile.