Rumors of Nokia working on an Android based smartphone, codenamed Normandy have been around for a while now, and pumping fresh Air into the prospect, @Evleaks has leaked the user interface of Nokia Normandy and Antutu screenshot which indicate that the Nokia A110 aka Normandy will run on Android 4.4 KitKat.
Few weeks ago we talked about Nokia Normandy being an entry level Android phone, which in itself cast many aspersions because at the entry level, Windows OS seems to work better than Android, even though Android remains the most popular and grasped operating system around.
The new resource efficient Android KitKat has been designed to reduce fragmentation problem in Android and is capable of running efficiently even on low end devices with only 512 MB of RAM, which means it will definitely boost performance.
The prospects of Nokia built quality matched with Android eco system have always been exciting, but with Microsoft takeover, seemed very bleak. It seems the phone might actually be a reality and we will see at least one Nokia Android phone before the Microsoft deal goes through.
The leaks also suggest that Nokia will retain the popular and colorful Lumia design in Normandy as well. As you can see in the leaked images, the UI has been customized. The images show Nokia Normandy lock screen along with Viber and Skype running on the device.
According to what has been leaked so far, Nokia A110 AKA Normandy will come with a 4 inch display with 854 x 480 FWVGA resolution, a 5 MP rear camera and Android 4.4 KitKat. The Qualcomm chipset will most probably be Snapdragon 200 quad core processor.
The existence of Nokia based Android smartphone is definitely exiting, but we will hold our breath for now till the official confirmation.