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Normandy: Will the Android-powered Nokia phone ever see the light of day?

Nokia is reportedly developing a low-end device that runs a fork of Android, called Normandy. What could be the implications of this, given the company’s commitment to Windows Phone and the ongoing acquisition by Microsoft? Among manufacturers that build smartphones running the Windows Phone platform, Nokia is perhaps the most committed. The Finnish company actually


Nokita company wants to buy Nokia; offer Android, Linux devices

A company called Nokita aims to beat Microsoft into purchasing Nokia. The company revealed this in a three-minute video which divulges what it plans to do in case its bid proves successful. Among these plans are to eventually create devices that are based on Android, Linux, and Windows Phone. Narrating the company’s background is J.

How to Choose a Smartphone Operating System

How to Choose a Smartphone Guide: Operating System

Recently, we have covered the elements that you should consider when choosing a smartphone in this set of articles: How to Choose a Smartphone Guide: Processor How to Choose a Smartphone Guide: Storage Options How to Choose a Smartphone Guide: Display How to Choose a Smartphone Guide: Connectivity How to Choose a Smartphone Guide: Battery Life

The Race to the Bottom: The Golden Age of Apps, 2008-2013

The past five years will one day be described as the golden age of apps. Over one million applications were developed in this period. In the first part of this series, I explained why further growth in the smartphone market was based on converting feature phone users to smartphone users. Large growth in the market


Former Nokia CEO starts new company Newkia

When Nokia decided to sell its Device’s Division to Microsoft for $7.71 billion, many in the Finnish company felt this was the end of a rather dark period, where the company took $250 million exclusive deals from Microsoft every three months, to make sure the Nokia did not move onto the Android platform. Nokia has


Microsoft acquires Nokia, crushing any hope of an Android Lumia

It was announced today that Microsoft has acquired Nokia’s Device Division for $7.71 billion, this will mean half of Nokia will split into Microsoft, with the other half sticking and reforming the company. The deal will include all of Nokia’s hardware line, including manufacturing factories. 32,000 Nokia employees are expected to move to Microsoft and Redmond

HTC drifting away from Windows Phone to work on Android

HTC, the once great Android manufacturer, has fell into dire problems these past few years, with their marketshare dropping on Android from 40% to about 20% as Samsung continues to dominate and the Android marketplace becomes more crowded. The HTC One may have been a lifesaver for the company, but it has not changed everything

The Smartphone Wars: Where to now?

Whether you are an Android fanboy or hater, there is one thing everyone has to acknowledge. Android has been the operating system which has allowed the leaps and bounds we have seen in smartphone hardware. From smartphones with a single core processor and HVGA (320 x 480 pixels) displays, to octa-core devices with Full HD

Why the Android-iPhone Duopoly will not be Broken

Jolla is prepping for the launch of its new smartphone with its new Sailfish OS. Jolla is hoping that its offering will allow it to break the Android-iPhone duopoly. And it is not the only one. CNET wrote that 2013 appears to be the year of the alternative smartphone OS, with Tizen, Ubuntu Touch, and