Nokia Android prototype reportedly is still into production
Last week the New York Times revealed that Nokia has indeed worked on an Android smartphone as an alternative to the Microsoft partnership prior to the acquisition announcement. As it turns out, the Finns haven't completely scraped the Android project and are still working on an Android smartphone.
The report comes from a Weibo account CTechnology, which has generally been a reputable source of leaks from China. we are mentioning China, because this where Nokia has based the R&D of its Android smartphoneр dubbed "Mountain View", more specifically in the Beijing offices of the company.
In fact, the project is so ahead in its development that Foxconn has made and delivered a cool 10,000 "Mountain View" prototype units to date. Moreover, there are still more development that's going around the prototype and Foxconn is continuing its manufacturing. According to the report, the project will continue to live on at least until November. Then, Nokia shareholders are bound to approve or denounce Microsoft's acquisition offer.
As for the "Mountain View" prototype itself, Nokia has based it on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 8225Q chip with the sole intention of the Android smartphone to be affordable. No more information regarding further specifications is available at this point. We wouldn't be surprised if we some of these prototypes leak when, and if, the project gets cancelled.
The Microsoft and Nokia deal, however, is likely to pass and the company's Android initiative is likely to go bite the dust by the end of the year. Here's hoping we at least get to see how the "Mountain View" prototype looks like if the project really does go south.
Waiting for nokia android smartphone.. My opinion to nokia is... 1. Forgot windows try android OR 2. Customize windows to support android apps & games. OR 3. Make double booting smartphone Windows & Android together in one pho...
- 2013-12-01 21:53
No nokia with android as microsoft got the approval to buy nokia business and why would it provide android when it have it's own OS forget about android in nokia, forget about nokia will be finally forced to buy samsung phone
- 2013-11-29 17:36
I'd love to buy Nokia again if they had android!
- 2013-11-29 14:10