As we already know nokia is working on low cost android device named normandy , now you can see the actual UI of the device which is mixed between WP8 UI and Asha OS UI. we have already posted the actual image of phone here . The specifications are 5 MP camera, 854 x 480 display resolution and will run Android KitKat’s latest version 4.4.1
@evleaks released the new photo of the UI, which consists on BBM, Vine and facebook etc.we are still not sure its android or its ASHA OS 2.0
Two ways to interact with Normandy. pic.twitter.com/uUY2XF4h7i
What do you think of the image? Let us know how excited are you to see an Android device from Nokia? What do you expect from it? Feel free to put your thoughts in comments or connect with us @NokiaTips.
Here are details on our previous post on expected Nokia phone running Android OS codename: Nokia Normandy
Information reaching us states that the Nokia’s Android phone has shown up itself on AnTuTu benchmark. The screenshots shared over Weibo in China reveal 5 MP camera, 854 x 480 display resolution and will run Android KitKat’s latest version 4.4.1. The device is codenamed A110 as seen in screenshots and should use Qualcomm Snapdragon processor though the screenshot doesn’t reveal which?
We are being made to understand that Nokia will skin, fork and tweak Google’s “vanilla” mobile OS, to the point the Play Store won’t be supported.
My wonder still points on Nokia’s acquisition by Microsoft. What will be their reaction with the support of their rival? Join the conversations by following @NokiaTips on twitter.
Nokia is building an Android phone, codenamed Normandy. We posted a screenshot of Nokia ‘s custom Android UI last week.
@evleaks has shared some more screenshots of Nokia’ s Android UI.
As you can see in leaked screenshot, Nokia is trying to build a custom UI resembling the look of its Asha OS and elements from Windows Phone.
It’s still unclear whether Nokia will ever release Android phones following its acquisition by Microsoft.
People seem to be excited about a long awaiting wishes of seeing a Nokia Android device. But as it is being said, Nokia is going to use this Android fork only for its low end devices, possibly by replacing Asha OS with this.
Let us know how excited are you to see an Android device from Nokia? What do you expect from it? Feel free to put your thoughts in comments or connect with us @NokiaTips.
Nokia has launched its latest in its Asha series in India. The Nokia Asha 502 features a 3-inch QVGA display and comes with dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) capability. The smartphone packs in a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and has an expandable storage of up to 32GB through microSD card. The device is powered by a 1.2 GHz processor.
• 3-inch QVGA display
• 1.2 GHz processor
• Dual-SIM (GSM+GSM)
• 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash
• Expandable storage
• Double Tap To Unlock
• Bluetooth 3.0
• Mail for Exchange
• Nokia Asha platform, v1.1
Source : Nokia
The Nokia 308 does not pretend to be a smartphone, but it does claim to be a smart feature phone. The device looks attractive and will certainly appeal to the youth crowd. The build quality is good even though not extraordinary, but considering the price tag you get more than enough for your dollar. The 308 is made of good quality plastic material and offers a squeak free experience.
The dual SIM capabilities are another plus for the budget phone buyer, but the lack of Wi-Fi is a show stopper for those who want internet on the cheap. No Wi-Fi means you gotta have a decent data plan in order to use intensity on this phone. The bright side is that the 308 is very network friendly and consumes immensely less data then your average smartphone. A couple if days of usage only ate 4MB of my data plan in which time I’ve download a game and used Facebook And Twitter more than a couple of times.
The hardware of the phone is not stellar, but nor should we expect such hardware at this price point. The multi touch capacitive display is I believe a first in this price bracket and a welcome addition. The 308 sports a 3 inch screen with a resolution of 240 by 400 pixels. The resolution is pretty decent for that display size keeping in mind that some Android phones have lower resolution on bigger displays. The Asha 308 is equipped with an accelerometer which comes in handy for text input in landscape mode and when playing games.
On the right side of the phone we can find the volume rockers and the lock/unlock key. On top we have the 3.5mm jack port, the micro-USB port and the 2mm charging port, while on the back we have the 2MP fixed focus camera with no flash light. On the right side of the phone we have the second SIM card and the micro-SD card slots. The primary SIM card slot is located under the battery so it’s not hot swappable. However the phone can switch from SIM1 to SIM2 in a heartbeat without needing to reboot.
The box contains the phone itself, the battery, a 1GB memory card, a Nokia headset and a Nokia 2mm charger. The phone can also charger tough the USB port. Unfortunately there is no USB data cable included, but at this price point it wouldn’t be a first. The usual leaflets can also be found in the box, along with the warranty card.
The camera takes not very good pictures, and it seems that the camera sensor is not the same as on the Nokia 5230 add I was expected, but a cheaper unit. Video recording is disappointing with a resolution of 176×144 pixels at 10 frames per second. I was expecting at least QVGA at 15 frames per second.
The photo gallery had punch to zoom, a feature you don’t see too much in feature phones. Zoning in and out is decent even though it takes a while until you see the full quality zoomed in picture.
The Asha 308 comes with Facebook and Twitter apps preinstalled, a great email client and 40 free EA games. Yes the games are java games but just the ability to download them from Nokia Store is something not many phones can brag about.
The homescreen had been completely redesigned compared with the non touch S40 devices. The new homescreen looks more like MeeGo than an S40 homescreen. There are three panels. The middle panel is a the columns grid of applications. On the right side panel you have the phone dialer, and on the left side you have your favorite panel. Here you can add it pin shortcuts to the installed apps and also add your favorite contacts.
What amazed me about this phone was that it has badge notifications for some apps like the phone app or the messaging app, which it’s a first for S40.
Bringing S40 into the touch era meant Nokia had to create an on screen input method and it looks life they’ve learned from the mistakes they did with Symbian touch. The full qwerty keyboard is excellent in both landscape and portrait, supporting split screen too. Another welcomed addition is the pull down notifications and switches area. Just like on Nokia Belle, you can pull down from the top of the display and you can change your connectivity settings and see your incoming notifications.
The web browser is Nokia’s new Xpress browser. A cloud based browser that keeps data consumption down, compressing web pages up to 90 percent.
The Nokia 308 and the Asha touch series in general meant bringing a smartphone like experience to the low end budget phones. Nokia tried to create an ecosystem for the Java based S40 devices, with an app store, games and social apps. That is what smartphones are really about, keeping you connected and making your life easier. The Asha 308 manages to do just that, and even though it’s not a real smartphone, it brings you a lot of features and apps that you won’t find on any other smartphone. That being said, the entire Asha series has one great advantage over other feature phones, and that’s Nokia Store. I don’t mean the free app catalogue, I mean the paid ones. With Nokia Store you can pay via SMS which is a golden egg in developing countries, Asha’s main targets.
Nokia has just introduced two new phones to the Asha family. They are the Asha 308 and Asha 309. According to Nokia:
These beautiful and sleek handsets offer an innovative and affordable smartphone experience, packed with Internet connectivity, apps, maps, social networking and games.
The new devices offer a fluid ‘swipe’ user interface and an open environment for third-party app development – characteristics that have earned the complete Asha Touch range full smartphone classification from global market research companies and analysts such as GfK and IDC.
The Asha 308 and Asha 309 feature 3-inch, scratch-resistant, capacitive touchscreens, a 2-megapixel camera, powerful built-in speakers and the fun-to-use Asha Touch operating system.
Just like the other Asha Touch phones, each new device comes with 40 free EA games for you to download and keep forever. The leading titles include Tetris, FIFA 2012, and The Need for Speed The Run.
Nokia Asha 308 key Specifications
Nokia Asha 309 key specifications
We hear that it’s priced at $99 (excluding taxes) and are expected to ship at the 4th quarter of this year.
Here’s a Shot clip showcasing the two phones.
Thanks to: nDTV for few resources