This week in your world of Android: Google acquired thermostat company Nest, the Moto G GPe launched, we heard credible reports of the Galaxy S5, KitKat hit the Note 3, Google announced its smart contact lens project and a new augmented reality game, Nokia’s Android UI leaked, and Google Now made it to Chrome Canary.
If it ever comes to market, the user interface of the Nokia Normandy may look like a cross between Android, Windows Phone, and Nokia’s own entry-level Asha operating system.
What’s claimed to be a shot of the Normandy, Nokia’s Android-powered smartphone, has popped up on Weibo. This is supposedly an engineering prototype, which explains the bulky casing.
A German court dismissed a patent-infringement lawsuit Nokia brought against HTC, making it the latest in a series of dismissals for HTC. Read on for more!
The case for the death of the Nokia Normandy seems increasingly weak, as new reports reveal details about the phone’s UI and some of its possible specs.
This week in your world of Android: Nokia administered HTC another patent blow, we’ve heard more Galaxy S5 rumors, the CES announcements began to roll in, Google and Audi were rumored to put Android in the car, the Moto X received a permanent price cut, the makers of the highly praised Timely app joined Google, and the CyanogenMod 11 M2 release went out to over 65 devices.
Nokia has won a permanent inunction against HTC phones in Germany, including the HTC One family of devices, over Android Beam functionality.
A new report says that Nokia has ditched its Android smartphone and tablet plans in order to focus on wearables and smart glasses.
This week in your world of Android: Google rolled out Android 4.4.2, Qualcomm announced its first 64-bit chip, news of Nokia’s Android phone leaked, two new Google Play edition devices launched, the Nexus 5 received a design tweak, a privacy watchdog grilled Google over the removal of App Ops, and new apps gained Chromecast support.
A new report confirms the existence of Nokia’s Android Normandy phone and adds another twist to the story: Microsoft might actually let it live.