Recently, images of an 'engineering prototype', codenamed Normandy, were retweeted by @evleaks, and provided a visual proof that the anticipated project of Android-running handset has not been scrapped.
However, latest speculations indicate that Normandy would feature a custom version of Android built directly on top of the existing AOSP code base that other Android devices utilize, TechHive reports.
The images show the `Live Tiles`, a feature familiar to Windows Phones.
The handset is expected to have a 4-inch display, a Qualcomm S4 processor, 4GB of storage, and 512MB of RAM, running on the custom version of Android styled in the Metro interface.
The smartphone could be considered a way of introducing new users to the Windows Phone interface without much of a surprise.