Nokia by Microsoft Android Powered Lumia Smartphones, Coming Soon?

If you're one of those who are still wishing that the best cameraphone in the world - Nokia Lumia 1020 - and the best camera-phablet ever, Nokia Lumia 1520, were running Google's Android operating system instead of Windows Phone OS, then this news could very well bring a huge smile to your face.

Nokia by Microsoft, Android Nokia Lumia

According to popular and consistent online "leaker" of insider information from gadget companies @evleaks, Nokia by Microsoft - the supposed new brand name of Nokia's mobile devices business following its acquisition by the Redmond Giant - is already working on an Android-powered Lumia smartphone!

Earlier this year, Nokia had a monster best-seller in the entry-level Nokia X and midrange Nokia XL phablet both running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system heavily skinned by the company's Nokia Software Platform user interface. Perhaps seeing great potential in the venture, Nokia by Microsoft could now be considering adopting Android on its higher-end or more premium future releases.

Reading @evleaks tweet, I smile about two things. First, it suggests that Nokia's legendary and much respected handset branding will live on -- even when the business is already under Microsoft. And second, if the "insider info" turns out accurate, Android fans would finally be able to experience all the benefits of Google's mobile platform on smartphones sporting top-notch and industry-leading design, build, and imaging capabilities that Nokia devices have come to be known for.