Nokia set to unveil Android handset in Barcelona

February 11, 2014 10:58 am

Nokia plans to unveil an Android-powered smartphone later this month at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the Wall Street Journal has reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Nokia engineers had been developing the Android phone before Microsoft struck the €5.4bn ($7.4bn) deal last September to buy Nokia’s handset business and license the Finnish company’s patents. The Nokia phones will differ from most other Android smartphones, and won’t access some Google-developed features or Android apps from the Google Play storefront, said the people.