Report: Nokia X will debut at Mobile World Congress running Android with a Windows Phone twist


nokia normandy

Whispered about for months now and showcased in a series of leaks, it appears the legend of the Nokia Normandy could be finally made official later this month. According to The Wall Street Journal, Nokia is planning on unveiling their first this awkward Android device — dubbed the Nokia X — during Mobile World Congress in just a few short weeks.

We’re still reeling from the fact that this device could be more a simple concept or prototype, keep in mind that the Nokia X is said to be running a heavily forked version of Android for reasons unbeknownst to us. Because of the amount of heavy forking, don’t expect the usual suite of Google apps to accompany this device. Apparently, Nokia has their own plans for the Normandy, making specially designed apps for services like Facebook and Twitter.

One the spec front, you can expect the Normandy to storm the beaches of the low-end market with a 4-inch display, dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB internal storage, and a 5MP camera. As we’ve mentioned before, Phandroid will once again be in attendance for this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, so be on the lookout for additional coverage should this NX actually see the light of day.

[via WinSource]

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. This is stupid, they are going to be upset with the lack of sales then and give up on Android even though it is their fault for releasing a very sub par phone.

    1. I’d be surprised to see this launch anywhere outside of “emerging markets”.

      1. I guess that make some sense, but even then doubling the ram would have cost them next to nothing and vastly improved the user experience.

        1. My 3 year old HTC Thunderbolt had more RAM than that.

  2. Looks like fail right out of the box.

  3. Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  4. It’s been said many times….Go home Nokia you’re drunk!!!

    1. That “go home .. you’re drunk” has been used to many times on the internet. It was never funny.

      1. Would it be funnier if I had started with “Nokia and Microsoft walked into a bar…”

  5. Dafuq is this?

  6. Dead on arrival.

  7. Emerging markets or for folks who liked Lumia 520/521.

  8. Dead on arrival.

  9. DON’T BUY IT IF ITS FORKED VERSION OF ANDROID. If it is, then u will get all the ASOP versions of Google Apps, which are getting sorely neglected after Google releases a new version of the app in the Google Play Store. it also means that apps that depend on API’s that are built into the Google Play Store apk won’t be available and the app will fail to run. just ask any developer deploying apps to Amazon app store what that is like.

  10. Instead of everyone crying over something that doesn’t effect them at all, maybe we should be excited that we’ll have some new features/assets/fonts to integrate into our custom ROMs?

  11. This is 3rd world country spec…or iphone spec. ;)

  12. forked Gingerbread…

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