The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Nokia is preparing to announce a smartphone that runs Android at this month’s Mobile World Congress.
But unlike other Android manufacturers, Nokia’s phone will reportedly run a “forked” version of the operating system, similar to that of Amazon’s tablet devices. The heavily modified version of Android means that Nokia’s phone won’t have access to the Google Play Store, though its possible that it will have its own store featuring ported Android applications.
Nokia’s Android phone has been heavily rumored in the past under the “Normany” codename, and it’s reported that the phone will launch under the name “Nokia X.” It will also likely be a middle to lower-end device. Nokia’s MWC event is scheduled for February 24th.