Over the weekend, it was reported that Nokia had been secretly working on an Android phone as a backup plan. Well, that phone might still be in production, according to Chinese site CTechnology.
According to the site, which has a pretty good track record with such leaks, the device, codenamed “Mountain View,” was being developed and tested by Nokia’s Beijing R&D team. It was reportedly based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 8225Q chipset, aimed at the affordable handset market, and in a pretty advanced prototype stage. Foxconn even manufactured more than 10,000 units, before Microsoft announced its intentions to buy Nokia.
However, what’s interesting is that the device is apparently still in production and won’t be cancelled before November, not until Nokia shareholders approve Microsoft’s proposal. But that’s the sad part I guess – Microsoft will most likely take over Nokia’s handset business, so the chances of seeing a Nokia phone running Android are pretty much non-existent at this point, though it would be great to see this prototype device in action.