For a long time Nokia’s handset have largely been Windows-based, but it seems the company could be shifting gear towards the more popular Android platform.
According to the Verge, The Verge cites multiple sources on Nokia is working on the development of a handset codenamed “Normandy”, set to be the company’s latest stab at gaining a large share of the low-end smartphone market.
It uses a highly customized version of Android that would set it apart from the usual OS re-skins from other manufacturers.
Normandy is said to be designed as an Android-based Asha equivalent.
The latest images come courtesy of Twitter user @seamissu who shared the images of the phone on Chinese social networking site Weibo which is a lot like Twitter.
In terms of specifications, the phone is said to spot a forked version of Android 4.4.1 KitKat, 1.2GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 854 by 480p display, 5 MP rear camera and Dual Sim support.
If all proves true however, the phone may still never see the outside of Nokia’s testing labs — a purported full buyout of the company’s handset business by Microsoft is still rumoured, and the Redmond company would be unlikely to want to push a device using rival Google’s OS over their own Windows Phone platform.