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Nokia to announce its first Android based smartphone at Mobile World Congress

By Kevin Thomas on 11th February 2014

Nokia to announce its first Android based smartphone

Nokia look set to enter the low end Android smartphone arena.

 

Nokia seems set to introduce its first Android based smartphone at Mobile World Congress (MWC) which kicks off on  24th February in Barcelona.

 

The rumours concerning Nokia’s first Android smartphone, codename Normandy, have been swirling around for a few months now. It was rumoured to be an entry level smartphone that will run on a 'forked' version of Android.

 

Fresh news has broken via the Wall Street Journal, whose unnamed source, expects Nokia to release an Android smartphone during MWC which will target emerging markets. Smartphones aimed at emerging markets are generally considered to be entry level smartphones, which ties in with earlier leaks.

 

The WSJ also suggested that the smartphone would have a number of Google oriented features removed and replaced by similar Nokia features within the 'forked' version of Android. Some of these were reported to include Here Maps and Mix Radio.

 

The Nokia Normandy which is now being called the Nokia X within industry circles is rumoured to come with Android 4.1 ( a "forked" Nokia version ), a dual-core 1GHz Snapdragon processor,  4" WVGA display with a 480 x 800 pixel resolution, a 5 megapixel camera, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of on-board memory and a 1500mAh battery.

 

We will soon learn the full details as Nokia’s MWC press conference is scheduled for Monday February 24 at 7.30am UK time. 3G will be there to bring you the latest as it unfolds.

 

Have you seen our Mobile World Congress 2014 Preview ?

MWC 2014 Preview: What to expect from this year’s show

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