There has been a lot of talk about Nokia building an Android smartphone, we have even heard theories that claim Nokia will ultimately drop the project as a result of the acquisition of its hardware business by Microsoft. With the amount of rumors frequently coming in, and even claims that the death of Nokia’s Android smartphone has been greatly exaggerated, it seems that perhaps the Finnish manufacturer just might release the much rumored device, apparently codenamed Normandy. Today the purported Android user interface this smartphone is expected to tout has been leaked online.
The screenshots come from @evleaks, who was also behind the “greatly exaggerated” bit. Skype and Viber apps are seen running in the screenshot, and one displays a lockscreen with notifications. There’s no way of saying for sure that this is the final user interface that will make the cut. It could be an earlier build from a long time ago in the development process. As per reports, the Normandy is expected to run a highly forked version of Android OS, kind of what Amazon has created for its Kindle Fire tablet lineup. There’s still no confirmation from Nokia that it is going to release the Normandy prior to the close of its acquisition by Redmond. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.