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At the rate photos and screenshots of Nokia’s Android smartphone—allegedly codenamed Normandy—are leaking we’re almost struggling to keep up. Today’s leak, courtesy of the one and only @evleaks, shows off a new side of the alleged UI, with two screenshots revealing a homescreen that mixes Windows and Android elements as well as what looks like a new notification center (see the full image below).

The new notification center looks pretty straightforward, though it also appears to offer quick access to your favorite apps. This is pretty much what we expect to see from Windows Phone 8.1 when Microsoft finally updates its aging mobile OS later this year. The homescreen, on the other hand, is a little more interesting, showing a bizarre mix of Windows 8-style tiles and rows of Android icons.

We’re still not sure what to make of the company’s forked Android UI. Will Nokia storm the beaches with the Normandy, or will Microsoft kill the project as soon as its $7.2 billion buyout is finalized? Based on what we’ve seen so far, this definitely isn’t the pure Android in a Nokia body handset we’ve been dreaming of, but it would still be a shame if the mysterious device never even saw the light of day.

Source @evleaks