Nokia's first Android device has a whiff of the Windows Phone about it

Mobile World Congress

The Nokia X – or Normandy as it has been known – leaks continue, with this claiming to be an actual full front on shot of the device. The image is one of a series that has appeared in China at Coolxap and shows the design we've seen many times before along with a very Windows Phone-esque user interface.

As we'd expect, there's no sight of anything Google related, but Nokia's own Here Maps are present and correct. There's also a Store clearly shown, so providing everything is legit, Nokia it seems has decided how the X will be getting its apps.

Other pointers we can gather from the images are that this is indeed budget hardware as expected. There is no rear camera flash, the display even from these images looks pretty low res, and the side on images – see the source link for the full set – don't exactly scream high-end. Two SIM cards are clearly shown in the status bar – even though they're missing – and it looks like you'll be able to increase the size of the homescreen tiles as you can with Windows Phone.

Actual details still elude us, but we'll know for sure this coming Monday, February 24 what this is all about. We'll be live from Barcelona for Nokia's press event, so keep it locked to Android Central for all you need to know.

Source: Coolxap via NoWhereElse

 
There are 37 comments

kinster02 says:

I hate those darn tiles.

From my Note 2 to you

rd_nest says:

That bezel!!

I need MOARR..

wmurch3 says:

I don't know why but I lol'd at this.

soldierblade says:

It's fugly.

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ErnstMach says:

Tell coolxap that they need more watermarks, I had a really hard time figuring out who leaked the image there...

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LeroyRJR says:

+1

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Lenin17301 says:

LOL

MrVahn says:

+1000

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s2weden2000 says:

-1oo1

... ( 0ppo F5) ...

mwara244 says:

Must have taken a page out of Verizon's branding, having to brand front, backs of phones in huge lettering in case I forget who I'm suppose to mail my bill too.

TLB69 says:

TILES!!!

Sent from my Note 3 rockin Jelly Bean 4.3

This biggest reason I want this phone to come out already is because I was the Here Maps apk! I've always wanted to use a legit version on Android, instead of that awful browser based crap. Lol.

csmall says:

How do we switch to android but not shock or current customer base... Make android look like windows phone! Nokia is mistake after mistake.

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brendilon says:

Actually I think it's a pretty good idea. Just poorly executed (the flat tiles are ugly).

D13H4RD2L1V3 says:

Hardly looks like an Android phone to me.

Get rid of these tiles and crap and let me have vanilla Android instead.

Hell, I'd go as far as to say TouchJizz looks better than this.

quailallstar says:

What's to stop someone from flashing AOSP on this? Hmmmmm

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Vizualize says:

Burn it at the stake!!!! That is pure witchcraft!!!

rain620 says:

They basically look like life-less flattened icons, unlike WP's graphical tiles.

brendilon says:

Those tiles are just awful.

yankeesusa says:

Still not interested. But would not mind trying it out.

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wow, that is one b*tt ugly interface. I really hope these pictures are of a prototype and not the shipping version.

ronnypoo says:

Dat bezel

usually from a packed subway car

jlunardi says:

You all missed the most important question... does it have Snake? ;)

NoNexus says:

This is a horrible , horrible little thing.

Everyone involved in making this should feel bad and have their dog run away from home for a day or two. Maybe even their wives.

Ry says:

This is what Android is about.

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MarkSeven says:

That thing is hideous..

Microsoft is using this to try and familiarize Android customers with Windows Phone's UI. So when you walk into your carrier's store at upgrade time, that Lumia sitting alone in the corner might appeal to someone.

Wouldn't expect anything else.

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floriyann says:

I don't know what people have against bezels. I mean does it kill you or what? Coz I really don't get it. I personally have no problems against it though and I try to figure out why does it bother the folks here :E

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ACADM says:

Imagine if you bought a 40 inch TV and there was a 4 inch black bar at the top and a 6 inch bar at the bottom.

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ronnypoo says:

just spoils the appeal of the display. if you use a phone with small bezels, you will never go back. Just unnecessary bulk imo, unless it's for something useful (like the stereo speakers on the htc one). This, it just reminds me of a bulkier Sony Xperia. I myself use a G2 so i'm a bit antsy bout them

jdbii says:

:-p

blakeman7 says:

How did this kid get his job, by submitting his fifth grade paper on agriculture in Washington?

In my best 300 voice " THAT'S---- NOT---- ANDROID------!!!!!!!!!!"

frettfreak says:

Interesting code name considering the UI looks like windows phone. Should have been code named "Troy" or "trojan" seems like they are trying to get more people used to the windows style of things and then bring them over to the dark side. lol

chidoro42 says:

what device?
all i see are watermarks

TheMimic12 says:

I still hope that they make Asha feature phones after this. I like that kids can have a phone with Wi-Fi connectivity that is not a smartphone and so I don't have to pay for a data plan.

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Future Green says:

I actually cried a little when I first laid eyes on that phone.
And it wasn't from laughter.