Nokia Android handset reportedly still in development, at least until November

September 19, 2013
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Nokia Android

Even though the Microsoft Nokia seems to be a done deal, the Finnish smartphone maker will reportedly keep working on an Android phone, at least until November.

Word on the street is that Nokia has already made 10,000 prototypes for said Android prototype with help from Foxconn. The company is still working on the device, waiting for the Microsoft purchase to go through later this year.

That doesn’t mean that Nokia will have an Android handset in stores anytime soon in case the Microsoft deal fails, but it’s certainly an interesting development for a company that’s committed to making only Windows Phone smartphones.

CTechnology reports that the handset is not a high-end device as one would have expected, packing a Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 8225Q chip, although other details about the device are not known at this time. Images for this rumored prototype aren’t available either, although we wouldn’t be surprised to see them floating around at some point in the future.

Nokia Android phones have been discussed by the media for quite a few years now, although the company has never shown any real interest in working with Google on Android devices.

We’ll certainly look forward to see whether the Microsoft Nokia deal goes through, but while we wait, we’ll remind you that a certain Newkia company based in Singapore wants to create at some point in the future those Nokia-like Android phones you’ve been dreaming about for a few years.

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