On Tuesday, well known tech-info leaker @evleaks tweeted an image detailing 3 photos of Nokia’s in-development “Normandy” Android phone UI. The images show a tweaked Skype interface, a Viber dialing screen, and what appears to be a lock screen with notifications at the bottom. The interface shows that the phone features dual-SIM hardware support, and has a layout reminiscent of Nokia’s Asha smartphone with some of the cleaner-cut looks of a Windows Phone in areas such as the lock screen.
While it will reportedly run popular Android applications such as Skype, Normandy will be running a forked version of Android, similar to Amazon’s FireOS on the Kindle Fire. Thus, it may not feature full Google Play Store app support. While Nokia is testing Normandy as a low-end Android option, the company is currently in the process of being acquired by Microsoft, which may put Normandy’s development in jeopardy.