Nokia 400 4G could be the company’s first Android-powered feature phone. HMD Global, the company running the Nokia brand is working to bring Android to the feature phone world.
The phone was first spotted on the Wi-Fi Alliance website operating system said to run, Google Android for Feature Phones (GAFP). GAFP was first referenced a year ago in the very first leak of an Android-powered feature phone.
Android has run on everything from laptops, to tablets, and even on the desktop via Chrome OS and emulation. Nokia 400 4G will be the first feature phone to be powered by Android if HMD pulls it off.
9t05Google shared an image of the first feature phone running Android, claiming it was sent to them by an anonymous tipster. While there was no branding on the phone, the keypad looks suspiciously similar to the Nokia feature phone.
From the leaked video of the device later by 9to5google, the device is shown to boast Android apps. This includes Google Assistant, Youtube and Google Chrome. In the phone header, GAFP was listed as the operating system on a later video that surfaced.
Other sources reveal The report adds that the operating system is different from Android Go but it relies on Chrome code. Unlike the other Android operating system version, GAFP offers support for a touchless interaction via physical buttons. This could be the reason Nokia opted for it.
Ahead of the Mobile World Congress MWC, Nokia has scheduled an event between February 24th to 27th in Barcelona where it is expected to launch a series of new smartphones. Among them is the Nokia 8.25G, Nokia 5.2 and Nokia 1.3.
However, there is no much information regarding the launch of the Nokia 400 4G yet.Other rumoured HMD Global projects this year include the Nokia 9.2 and a possible foldable phone.Android Go is designed and optimized for low-end hardware with 1GB of RAM or less. Since no much difference have been indicated there could be a possibility they support the same category of RAM.