Watch the ‘Android’ Nokia phone that never had a chance to exist

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The video, sadly, would not an excessive amount of of the phone’s performance, with a number of components of the interface blacked out at varied factors all through the video. We do not, as an illustration, get a chance to see Google Maps in motion. However, the video does give us a good sense of what Google was going for. One spotlight is that Assistant is current all through the interface.

Another cool tidbit is that there’s an app referred to as “Chrome Fun”. The icon options the internet browser’s mascot, the Chrom Dino. If you are unfamiliar with the Chrome Dino, swap your phone to airplane mode, launch Chrome after which faucet on the pixelated dinosaur that seems above the notification that says you’ll be able to’t entry the web. You’ll launch Chrome’s hidden countless runner. If I had to take a guess, the dinosaur sport would have come pre-installed on Google’s function telephones, similar to each single Nokia phone shipped with Snake.

We’ve reached out to Nokia for touch upon the system, and we’ll replace this text once we hear again from the firm. It’s not too stunning to discover out Google and Nokia deserted the venture. In a lot of how, a function phone model of would have solely duplicated what Google already affords by an working system like . Although Google would not personal , it affords Assistant, Maps and Search by the function phone OS.

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