We’ve been hearing rumors of an Android-powered Nokia device for quite a while. The Normandy would have been a Lumia-esque device with Android instead of Windows Phone, which would be a dream come true for many fans of Nokia. But after Microsoft purchased the company, the release of this device is very unlikely.
However, photos of what the UI would have looked like on Android have leaked, and I’m not sure what to think of it. It’s Android transformed into a mix of Windows Phone and one of the many operating systems Nokia has used on devices in the past. It definitely looks nothing like stock Android, so I can only imagine how little fans of AOSP approve.
While we do get a quick look at what could have been, the Normandy will probably never see the light of day. It saddens me a little because Nokia makes wonderful hardware, and I would have loved to see Android running on these devices. Would you like an Android-powered Nokia Lumia device? Tell us in the comments!