unit will have budgetary characteristics, colored plastic body and two slots for SIM-cards
Helsinki. February 11. INTERFAX.RU – Finnish Nokia Corp., Mobile business which will soon be finally redeemed Microsoft, plans to unveil a new smartphone based mobile OS Android. As reported, citing its own sources of The Wall Street Journal, the presentation will take place at the start of February 24 in Barcelona, ??the Mobile World Congress 2014.
device Nokia Normandy, is likely to be the last one for an independent Nokia. Further, the company will operate under the control of Microsoft, which created for Android – the company Google – is the main rival. Development of a new smartphone started before last September, it was decided to sell the unit of Nokia mobile devices for $ 5.4 billion
Nokia Normandy would have budgetary specifications, plastic case in several colors and is rumored to provide work immediately with two SIM-cards. Interface will differ from the usual for Android toward rapprochement with the operating system Windows Phone. Access to the app store Google Play and other Google services will be blocked. Instead, buyers will offer similar services Microsoft.
In April 2010, Nokia announced the cancellation of its own mobile operating system Symbian, then switched to Windows Phone from Microsoft.
As the WSJ, the decision to release Android smartphone underlines how bad and Nokia, and Microsoft calculated the mobile market. For technical reasons Windows Phone OS does not work on the budget and smartphones, which are a major source of growth, especially in developing countries.
Nokia was once the undisputed leader of the mobile device market in developing countries, but quickly passed the position, not making out the potential of Android. For example in India, where only a few years ago was dominated by mobile phones on Symbian, in 2013 93% of new smartphone runs on Android, according to data analyst firm IDC.
“Android is almost entirely acquired entry-level smartphone market. Errors Microsoft’s smartphone market economy and cost it a huge Nokia lost sales” – says an analyst at Strategy Analytics Neil Moston.