Nokia is going to reveal its first ever Android phone later into this month. According to reports from The Wall Street Journal, the phone nicknamed “Normandy” shall be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress being held this month.
The report from WSJ further says that the Android phone from Nokia shall be powered by Nokia’s own forked version of Android much like in the case of Kindle tablets by Amazon. The phone is likely to have already integrated Microsoft services and apps and a new app store with some existing Andorid apps.
There is likelihood that Nokia will not focus heavily on its new Windows phone plans but the star of its presence at Mobile World Congress will be its new Android phone. The phone shall be reportedly named “Nokia X” .
The previously leaked pictures of the Android phone from Nokia indicate that it will have a Windows Phone like user interface and will be able to run Facebook, Skype, Twitter, Vine and BBM essentially. The other leaked images of the “Normandy” handset show that it is similar to Windows Phone devices from Nokia and will most likely be targeting low end smartphone markets with a 4GB ROM and 512 MB ram.
The press event from Nokia at the Mobile World Congress is scheduled for February 24th.