Nokia has been building its own Android phone according to multiple sources familiar with the company’s plans. Codenamed Normandy, and known internally at Nokia under a number of other names, the handset is designed as the next step in low-end phones from the Finnish smartphone maker. We understand that Nokia has been testing “ Normandy ” with a special “forked” variant of Android that’s not aligned with Google’s own version, akin to what Amazon does with its Kindle Fire line. An image of the handset was published in November by @evleaks , showing a Lumia-style device with no apparent capacitive buttons for navigation. We’re told that Normandy supports Android applications like Skype, and other popular top apps. Nokia has been developing the Android-powered phone despite Microsoft’s plans to acquire the company’s handset business. It’s now unclear whether Nokia will release the handset before the Microsoft deal is finalized, or whether Microsoft will continue with the plans for th
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Nokia Lumia 1520 vs Google Nexus 5 , It’s the battle of the affordables: The Nokia Lumia 1520 versus the Google Nexus 5. Not only do they entice consumers with their hard-to-resist pricing, but they’re stuffed with all of the gear befitting of any high-end device. Which one will prove to give consumers the most bang for the buck?