Nokia Normandy, Nokia's first Android phone reported to get launched in 2014

In September, we reported that Nokia is planning to launch an Android powered Lumia smartphone. And last month, serial leaker Evleaks leaked an image of a mysterious Nokia smartphone, codenamed Normandy, which according to The Verge, is a low-cost Android powered Nokia Asha phone. The Verge is reporting that, Normandy has been in works for quite some time and is planned for a 2014 release. According to BGR India, Nokia could announce this smartphone next year at MWC in February.

Nokia Normandy

The Nokia Normandy is reported to run a heavily modified version of Android, somewhat similar to the software Amazon has on its Kindle Fire range. The software on this handset won't look like the typical Android running on most smartphones today, but will allow the handset to run popular Android apps smoothly.

It's unclear whether Nokia will actually release the smartphone or not, given Microsoft acquisition of Nokia's handset business in the first quarter of 2014. However, the development of Nokia Normandy is described as going at "full steam ahead". 

No information is available on the specifications of the handset. Since, Normandy is said to be aimed at low-end market, equivalent to the low-cost Nokia Asha range, the specifications won't be that surprising.

Source - Evleaks & The Verge