Nokia Normandy user interface revealed in new screenshots
The forked Android version in Normandy influenced by Windows Phone and Asha OS
More details on the Nokia Normandy smartphone emerged online – the model said to be a low-end device running a forked Android version. Two new renders tweeted by @evleaks shows the app launcher and the home screen of the future handset. The app launcher UI looks like an improved version of the current Asha UI, with a strong Window Phone influence. But the OS is most probably Android since we can see apps like BBM and Vine currently not available for the Asha range of devices. In addition, the phone has all Nokia services like HERE Maps, Nokia Store and MixRadio.
The second screenshot shows the recent activity and notifications arranged by time. It is a recreation of the current Asha homescreen functionality. From the leaked images below it is hard to suggest the OS is actually Android since it is highly customized, even more than Kindle Fire’s OS. The user interface is completely different and looks closer to the existing Asha UI.
According to earlier AnTuTu leaks, the Normandy is running Android 4.4.1 KitKat, information that is hard to support with more evidence. The device dubbed Nokia A110 emerged with a Qualcomm processor, a 5 MP camera and a screen with resolution of 854 x 480. So, that’s in-line with the new leaks suggesting the Normandy would be a low-end device, priced below $150 and possibly branded with the Asha name.
It looks like all renders posted by @evleaks are real and genuine, created by the company itself for the possible launch and all evidence support the idea the Normandy will appear at the MWC in Barcelona in February. The other possibility is that the device could be cancelled before we could see it in real, in the context of the Microsoft / Nokia deal.