Washington: The Android smartphone is getting hot, now Nokia is eyeing to introduce its first Android smartphone.
The handset has a codenamed Normandy, and may become the first Nokia handset to adopt Google’s operating system, word would have it, but Microsoft’s purchase of Nokia appeared to kill the prospects.
Famous tipster @evleaks from giving the world another look at what the handset might look like, if it ever graced us with its presence.
The purported press render is much like previous leaks, only this time it appears in a range of colours including lime green, while, yellow, red, blue and black.
Just last week reports claimed the handset had been shelved, largely due to Microsoft’s recently announced stewardship of its big Windows Phone manufacturing partner.
According to the report from Chinese blog CTech, the team experimenting with Android is now working on wireless charging tech instead; suggesting that might just be that.
With a launch now somewhat of a long shot, the Nokia Normandy might just end up being one of those tech ‘what might have been’ stories.
If Nokia had embraced Android three years ago then, most observers would say, it wouldn’t have had to sell out to Microsoft in the first place, but sadly we’ll never know.