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Nokia Android smartphone “Normandy” resurfaces

Nokia Android smartphone “Normandy” resurfaces

Supposing you've had a peek at the Nokia smartphone platform over the past few years, you know good and well two things are true. The first is that Nokia runs either Windows Phone or an odder, smaller operating system called Asha. The second is that the phones made by Nokia are brightly colored, uniquely shaped, and certainly aren't made for Android. This second affirmation seems to be breaking apart at the seams here at the start of 2014.

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Nokia X A110 (Android phone) details appear in early retail

Nokia X A110 (Android phone) details appear in early retail

This morning a rather sizable leak has appeared overseas with a retail listing of Nokia's first Android phone. This device is called the Nokia X A110, according to the listing, and it's ready to roll with mid-tier specifications. The real big deal with this device - besides the fact that it'll likely work with Microsoft-made Android apps and Nokia's HERE Maps, is the fact that it comes in at around $110 USD off-contract.

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Let’s be realistic about Nokia’s Android plans

Let’s be realistic about Nokia’s Android plans

It's easy to get excited about the idea of Nokia adopting Android. Ever since the company first announced plans to shift from Symbian to Windows Phone in early 2011, many have questioned the wisdom of throwing in with Microsoft and its distant-third-place platform rather than Google's OS. Without fail, with each new Lumia - whether it be the 41-megapixel 1020 or the phablet-scale 1520 - there's a small but vocal crowd who'll say "I'd buy it, if it ran Android." Now, with a Nokia-badged Android device believed to be imminent, it's easy to get excited about the company's near-legendary build quality and the flexibility of the widespread software, but let's not get ahead of ourselves.

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Forensic Astronomy determines exact date and time Monet painted “Sunset” masterpiece

Forensic Astronomy determines exact date and time Monet painted “Sunset” masterpiece

Monet was one of the most famous artiest to ever put brush to canvas. His body of work has some of the most identifiable pieces of art ever created and over the years more than a few people have looked at his art and wondered exactly when and where the artist captured the landscapes he is famous for. One of these landscape masterpieces is called "Sunset."

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Nokia ends 2013 with Lumia dreary but stable future

Nokia ends 2013 with Lumia dreary but stable future

Nokia's net sales in the last quarter of 2013 rose 18-percent compared to Q3, but the company still ended the year down €12.7bn ($17.4bn) compared to 2012. "The fourth quarter of 2013 was a watershed moment in Nokia's history" interim CEO Risto Siilasmaa said today, arguing that the three businesses Nokia will be left with after selling off its Devices & Services division to Microsoft all had "healthy" operating margins.

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Nokia Android smartphones dumped: wearables full steam ahead

Nokia Android smartphones dumped: wearables full steam ahead

While the Android Nokia Lumia device dreamed of by hackers and lovers of crossovers alike has been a subject of rumor for some time now, today's news appears to dismiss the final product altogether. What we're to understand now is that the group inside Nokia's devices division that would have released an Android device - heavily customized though it would have been - has been taken off the project entirely. Instead they've been reassigned to working on devices such as a wearable headset - which, incidentally, could end up running Android anyway.

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Quentin Tarantino tips “Killer Crow” as 3rd in Historical Revenge trilogy

Quentin Tarantino tips “Killer Crow” as 3rd in Historical Revenge trilogy

In an interview this week supporting his brand new release of the film Django Unchained, director Quentin Tarantino has revealed that he's already begun writing a third in a trilogy of films that continues the Historical Revenge theme he started with Inglourious Basterds. It's not unlike Tarantino to suggest films he might work on and deliver and not end up doing so - he's done such a thing several times over his illustrious career - but it does seem quite possible given the language!

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