Nokia 8 Android 8.1 Oreo beta update starts rolling out

HMD Global started rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo beta update for the  Nokia 8 smartphone in October and it got the stable Android 8.0 update in November last year. Today the company has released the latest Android 8.1 Oreo update for the beta testers and the Chief product officer; Juho Sarvikas announced the same on Twitter. He already confirmed that Nokia 2 will get Android 8.1 directly, skipping 8.0. Continue reading “Nokia 8 Android 8.1 Oreo beta update starts rolling out”

Nokia smartphone with Penta-Lens camera module design surfaces

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There were rumors about an unknown Nokia phone for quite some time which is said to come with 5-camera lens on the back. Now a design sketch of the same has surfaced showing how the camera arrangement on the rear might look like. This is just a prototype design, and Foxconn is said to be currently working on a way to design and manufacture the phone.
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HMD Global MWC 2018 event set for February 25, Nokia 9, Nokia 7 Plus and more expected

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HMD global just confirmed its MWC 2018 press conference on February 25th, 2018 where the company is expected to launch Nokia 9 flagship as the successor to the Nokia 8 . The company’s Cheif product officer, Juho Sarvikas‏ confirmed the same on Twitter.  Continue reading “HMD Global MWC 2018 event set for February 25, Nokia 9, Nokia 7 Plus and more expected”

Nokia 7 and Nokia 6 2018 Android 8.0 Oreo update starts rolling out

HMD Global introduced Nokia 7 smartphone back in October last year and the new Nokia 6 (2018) was unveiled earlier this month in China running  Android 7.1.1 (Nougat). As the company had promised, it has started rolling out Android 8.0 (Oreo) update for the smartphones.

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Nokia Asha phones might return as HMD Global files trademark

HMD Global just trademarked “Asha” with the EU Intellectual Property Office. Asha is the Nokia’s former feature phone line-up with a touchscreen display and support for services like Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter. Continue reading “Nokia Asha phones might return as HMD Global files trademark”

Nokia Sleep advanced sensor tracks sleep pattern, offers home automation with IFTTT

Nokia that bought digital health firm Withings back in 2016 relaunched health devices under its own brand last year. This week at the CES 2018 it has introduced Nokia Sleep, an advanced sensor that offers personalized sleep analysis and offers smart home control through IFTTT integration. Nokia also said that its Health Mate app will now work with Alexa so users can manage their health and fitness with their voice via an Alexa Skill through Alexa-enabled devices.

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Nokia 6 Android 8.0 Oreo beta update starts rolling out in India

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HMD global has started rolling out Oreo beta update for the Nokia 6 last month, but it was not available in India at that time. Today it has started rolling out the update for the Indian users of the phone, as it had promised after a couple of improvements. The company’s Chief product officer; Juho Sarvikas has announced the same on Twitter. Continue reading “Nokia 6 Android 8.0 Oreo beta update starts rolling out in India”

Nokia 6 (2018) with 5.5-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 630, 4GB RAM, metal body announced

HMD Global today announced Nokia 6 (2018), the company’s latest mid-range smartphone and the successor of last year’s Nokia 6, smartphone in China, as expected. It has a 5.5-inch 1080p 2.5D curved glass display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, is powered by Snapdragon 630 Mobile platform, runs on Android 7.1.1 (Nougat), which is upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo), has a 16-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, dual-tone LED flash, and a 8-megapixel front-facing camera.

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Nokia 1, Nokia 4, Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 9 references revealed in Nokia camera app

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Back in December when the Nokia 5 got the Android Oreo beta release, an apk teardown revealed the references to features like the Telephoto, wide-angle features which hinted at the arrival of Nokia 9. Again today a further teardown of APK gives away the references to upcoming Nokia 1, Nokia 4, Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 9 devices.  Continue reading “Nokia 1, Nokia 4, Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 9 references revealed in Nokia camera app”

Nokia 6 (2018) specifications detailed on TENAA – 5.5-inch 1080p display, 4GB RAM

Nokia 6 (2018) with the model number TA-1054 surfaced on TENAA last month, showing a large display with minimal bezels, now the specifications of the phone has been detailed on the certification site that confirms that it will have a 5.5-inch 1080p screen with 16:9 aspect ratio and not 18:9 ratio as expected. It also reveals a faster Octa-Core SoC, which is rumored to be Snapdragon 630.

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Nokia 3310 4G phone gets certified in China [Update: Specifications detailed]

[Update: Specifications of the smartphone has been detailed on TENAA that reveals a 1.5GHz dual-core processor,256MB RAM and 512MB storage compared to 360Mhz single-core processor and 64MB of storage in the standard version.] Continue reading “Nokia 3310 4G phone gets certified in China [Update: Specifications detailed]”

Nokia 2 to get Android 8.1 Oreo update directly, will include memory management features

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HMD Global’s Chief product officer Juho Sarvikas‏ has confirmed that Nokia 2 will get Android 8.1 Oreo update directly skipping 8.0 update. He hasn’t given any time frame but said that most of the Android 8.1 features would be available, including the memory management improvements, which is needed since the phone has only 1GB of RAM. Continue reading “Nokia 2 to get Android 8.1 Oreo update directly, will include memory management features”

Nokia 1 Android Oreo (Go Edition) smartphone said to arrive in March 2018

HMD Global launched the entry-level Nokia 2 smartphone recently with a 4000mAh battery, but it chose to go with the Snapdragon 212 SoC and 1GB of RAM that doesn’t offer the best performance.  Now Eldar Murtazin of Mobile-Review who was once popular for Nokia leaks says that Nokia is planning to introduce Nokia 1, another entry-level Android smartphone next year, but this time it is rumored to partner with Google for the Android Oreo (Go edition) that will be based on Android 8.1 (Oreo). Continue reading “Nokia 1 Android Oreo (Go Edition) smartphone said to arrive in March 2018”

HMD Global estimated to have shipped around 16 million Nokia phones in Q3 2017

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HMD Global since it started selling Nokia branded phones just over a year ago has said to have shipped around 16 million units in the Q3 2017. According to the market share report for Q3 2017 shared by analyst firms, they have witnessed strong demand for Android-powered Nokia phones and feature phones as well. Continue reading “HMD Global estimated to have shipped around 16 million Nokia phones in Q3 2017”

Nokia 9 with 5.5-inch OLED display, 12MP + 13MP dual rear cameras, Android 8.0 gets certified by the FCC

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We already know that Nokia 9 has model numbers TA-1042, TA-1005 and TA-1009. Now the smartphone with the model number TA-1005 has been certified by the FCC in the U.S. This reveals 128GB storage for the version and Android 8.0 (Oreo). Continue reading “Nokia 9 with 5.5-inch OLED display, 12MP + 13MP dual rear cameras, Android 8.0 gets certified by the FCC”