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Nokia Said to Plan Lower-Priced Android Phones

Nokia Oyj, whose mobile-phone business is set to become part of Microsoft Corp., plans to introduce handsets that run on the Android operating system made by the software maker’s rival Google Inc., according to people familiar with the matter.

The Finnish manufacturer is preparing to present more than one lower-end Android smartphones this month to tap into growth in countries such as India, said one of the people, asking not to be named because the devices haven’t been made public. The phones, which will have access to a Nokia application store rather than that of Google’s, are set to be announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, which starts Feb. 24.