Finnish mobile phone manufacturer Nokia is believed to be building its own Android run mobile phone, under the codename of Normandy.
This is according to multiple sources, familiar with the matter.
It is thought to be a low-end mobile phone, possibly the next step in its Asha line of devices.
The version of Android running the handset is said to be a special “forked” one, in the same way as it is on Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablets.
That is noted to not be aligned with Google’s own version, reports The Verge.
The title has it that it will support Android applications, such as Skype and other popular top apps.
We first heard about the alleged codename of the device, when @evleaks tweeted:
“Nokia product codenames II: Goldfinger, Moneypenny, Normandy, Phantom, Spinel”, back in November.
He also posted our title image, which came with the caption – “A real Asha. Or Lumia? The Nokia Normandy.”
This isn’t the first time Omio has written about Nokia producing an Android mobile phone.
In September, we covered a piece from The New York Times, about Nokia trialling out Android.
Nokia had that OS up and running on it Lumia handsets, which could have progressed to the company switching – in 2014.