July 29, 2014

The Nokia Normandy is rumored to be an Android device

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According to a recent report by The Verge, Nokia has an Android device nearly ready for consumer release.

What’s interesting is that Nokia has forked Android, similar to how Amazon uses it, to create a customized operating system. The move gives more control over the experience, differentiating it from other Android devices, while still allowing most Android apps to work on the device.

The photo above was originally leaked back in November by @evleaks. The Normandy name is only a codename for this low-end Android device.

All of the time and effort into creating an Android variant may be for nothing, as Microsoft is likely to axe the project once its purchase of Nokia’s handset division is complete.

What do you think, would you want to use a forked version of Android on some Nokia hardware?