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Ever since the company has announced it’s X series of smartphone running forked versions of Android, we all are left wondering about how Nokia got the WP specific Nokia Apps like Here Maps, Mix Radio, etc.
Clearly Nokia did not re-write the entire codes, what Nokia did was to use a special bit of software from a company called Xamarin that basically lets Windows Phone app run on Android. amarin are a company that specialize in bringing Microsoft’s .NET Framework to other platforms besides Windows. Its aim is to allow developers to write apps entirely in C# and share the same code on iOS, Android, Windows and Mac.
Now that the Mix Radio app is running, Microsoft is looking forward to remove all legacy code from apps that it wants to port over to Android, so future apps will have the same shared code database!
Would you want to have more such apps on your Droid?
In the first screenshot, the Notification Center, or “Action Center” as Microsoft is labelling it, is shown when you take a short swipe from the top of the screen.This will display various toggles or shortcuts. Toast notifications are shown off in the second image.
Are you excited for this major upgrade to arrive on your phone, do you think Microsoft has delayed it enough?!
There is absolutely not a single day that passes by without a rumor of Nokia’s code named Normandy. The latest leak by TheGioididong.com suggest some interesting specs of the phone, says it would running Android KitKat.
There appeared to be small window while they uploaded the above which taken down shortly after.The phone is expected to feature a 4-inch display with WVGA (800 x 480 pixels) resolution, powered by a lowly 1GHz dual-core CPU (probably a Snapdragon 200 chip). 512MB of RAM and 4GB internal storage, which can be further expanded via a microSD card fill out the flash memory column of the spec sheet.
There is almost no day that passes by without a new leak of this Nokia Normandy smartphone which is making headlines for one sole reason because it is expected to be – Nokia’s first Android smartphone.
Very strong rumours say that the UI above is a forked version of Android like the one on the Amazon Kindle Fire line of tablets but that doesn’t convince us enough. Everything else looks the Asha OS just got a facelift. There are a lot of apps out there from Skype to Vine and even BBM and Viber that makes us think again, what really is the Normandy!?
It is expected to launch on February 25th so keep your fingers crossed Android fanboys.
This Phone, codenamed the Normady was rumoured to be the missing link between Windows Phone 8 and Windows RT .This did give us a lot of hope and now the news gets even more exciting considering another anonymous tip the media is relying on.
Many of us were hoping and even speculating that Nokia at some point should consider Android as it’s OS for its amazing hardware. The Verge sources claim that the Normandy is a new breed of low-end phones from Nokia based on a tweaked version of Android “that’s not aligned with Google’s own version”. Consider this to be something like Amazon’s heavily skinned version of Android on their Kindles.
Android or not, this Normandy is expected to launch sometime next year so stay tuned.
Source : TheVerge