Nokia is reportedly prepping its first Android smartphone, probably Nokia X formally rumored as the Project Normandy.
It’s learnt from a new teaser puzzle published by the Finnish company, which just shows four black arrows positioned so as to form an ‘X’, and the background is green again.
The background of the image and its content are consistent, strengthening all rumors about the Normandy and justifying why Nokia used a green background on their social profiles just a few days ago.
The green is always characterized by Google’s green robot, and it leads us to believe that Nokia is really going to announce its first smartphone based on Android. A couple of days ago, @evleaks has also shared a new image, showing both the design of the phone and its moniker.
Thus far, the leaked specs sheet of Nokia X indicates the phone will have a low-end profile, and probably go on sales at very low price too. Previous reports suggest the phone will feature a 4-inch WVGA display, dual-core processor, 512MB of RMA, 4GB of internal storage and 3MP or 5MP rear camera. It has been appeared at AnTuTu benchmarks, reportedly running a highly customized Android 4.4 KitKat.
If the latest rumors are to be believed, Nokia X is designed to bring Google users to Microsoft services with an app store than Google Play. Although at first it seemed an impossible thing for Nokia after acquisition by Microsoft, which is now almost a reality. In fact, Microsoft owns its mobile OS and has no interest to launch a phone based on a rival’s platform, but Nokia may have convinced the Redmond giant by doing some major changes to Android so as to attract customers to Microsoft products and services including Bing, Skype etc. And it may also help Nokia to regain the low-end market.
For a quick note, Nokia has scheduled a press event on February 24th at 8.30AM (GMT+1) during the annual Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain and Nokia X seem likely there.