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Microsoft is poised to close in on its acquisition of Nokia’s mobile wing for $7.4 billion, yet Nokia is rumored to be putting out an Android smartphone later this month. The handset is expected to be revealed at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona—the same expo Samsung is expected to announce Samsung Galaxy S5.
It was first mentioned that they would be working on an Android phone while Nokia and Microsoft were handling the specifics of the deal. The smartphone would be distinctly Nokia meaning that it wouldn’t be focused on Google’s trademark Android version.
The supposed details of Nokia’s version of Android have never been mentioned, but the phone could seen as the company’s attempt to dip into the vast Android market that is pretty easy to dive in as opposed to making your own OS.
Going under the supposed codename of “Normandy” this would be Nokia’s only dip into that end of the market. Once Nokia’s mobile wing and patents becomes a part of Microsoft, it will be fighting out of the much smaller Windows Phone area of the smartphone market.