Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 11th Dec 2013 11:32 UTC

Ina Fried has just confirmed the Nokia Android phone - and even argues that Microsoft might go ahead with actually releasing it.

According to a Nokia source, the software has a look more similar to Windows Phone than to the "squircle" icons used on the Asha. Normandy would also serve as a way to deliver Microsoft services such as Bing and Skype.

That is seen by some at Microsoft as a more palatable alternative than seeing more of those first-time smartphone buyers sign up not just for Android but also for Google's array of services.

Makes sense. It does raise another question, though: wouldn't this be yet another operating system Microsoft would need to develop and support?

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by Jbso on Wed 11th Dec 2013 13:28 UTC
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The source for the article is someone at Nokia who thinks Microsoft might release it. Sounds like wishful thinking to me, from someone who doesn't want their pet project killed. It would be crazy for Microsoft to buy Nokia so they could sell Android phones without even getting the Nokia brand.

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