[Update: HMD Global’s CTO Mikko Jaakkola has confirmed that the company would unlock the bootloader of Nokia smartphones one at a time.]
Nokia 8 is the company’s first flagship phone since its return to the smartphone market. The device was launched in India earlier this week and was first introduced by HMD Global back in August. While Nokia fans are excited and happy that the brand is launching flagships along with budget phones, here comes a news that might come as a shock to some. Continue reading “HMD Global confirms it will not unlock Bootloader on Nokia Android smartphones [Update]”
Nokia is officially making a comeback into the smartphone market. The Finish company at its Mobile World Congress press event in Barcelona revealed its newest mid-range smartphone.
The Nokia 5 sports a 5.2-inch HD sculpted Corning Gorilla Glass display and as expected, the form fact of the smartphone resembles that of the old Lumia phones. Nokia claims that the device has a perfect 3D shape back, which is made up of single piece aluminium, which according to the company gives the phone added durability.
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While I was in the US recently , I had a chance to briefly use the Nokia 6 which is the first ever smartphone from HMD Global which calls itself the home of Nokia phones. The company is launching the Nokia 6 in China this month and expected to launch more devices at Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona next month. Nokia was once a house hold name in India and many other markets. Sadly the previous Nokia management never managed to release an Android smartphone as the company embraced Windows Phone from Microsoft. Post that Nokia was acquired by Microsoft and the company continued to release Lumia smartphones which failed to gain main stream adoption in a smartphone market dominated by Android phone makers and Apple’s iPhone. All that is going to change with HMD Global taking over the Nokia brand from Microsoft last year and the new entity is aiming to bring to the market what was once not possible under the previous entity.
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At MWC 2014 in Barcelona, Nokia announced a series of devices that defied its partnership with Microsoft a couple of years back. Finally, Nokia announced its own Android running smartphones. But there is definitely more to it than meets the eye. Nokia hasn’t embraced Google or its services through Android, but opened up Microsoft’s services via Android fork.
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We knew Nokia Android smartphones were coming, but we din’t expect three of them. As expected Nokia announced the Nokia X which was masquerading the rumorlands as Nokia Normandy for quite some and we are also having an interesting upgraded Nokia X in the form Nokia X+. Though Nokia wasn’t exactly specific about the specifications, it is clear from the naming convention that Nokia X+ will be a slightly better version of the Nokia X.
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At the MWC 2014, Nokia has just announced its first Android powered smartphone in the form of Nokia X. Nokia X was long rumored and it had been going around the rumor mill as Nokia Normandy. Nokia X’s software platform is built over AOSP with Microsoft’s Cloud services along with Nokia experience. Nokia X is one of the three Android powered smartphones that Nokia has announced today. Nokia X serves as the entry range option for the Nokia X series of AOSP powered devices.
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Nokia Normandy is coming. Things are falling together for the fans who are eagerly awaiting an Android smartphone from the Finnish manufacturer Nokia. There have been numerous leaks about the Nokia Normandy right from the end of December 2013 and the leaks just won’t stop. Most of the leaks have been courtesy of @evleaks. Nokia Normandy has been codenamed Nokia X.
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One thing Nokia has found it tough, is to keep the Nokia Normandy under covers. There have been numerous leaks about the device and there were also rumors that the device was shelved, but it turns out that the latest development suggests that Nokia will indeed be launching the Normandy. Nokia Normandy had been identified as Nokia A110 running on Android 4.4 KitKat by GSMArena, now it has leaked at Indonesian FCC.
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Nokia is all set to acquired by Microsoft and that led many people to cremate their final hopes of an Android smartphone from the Finnish handset maker. As a twist in the tale, Nokia has indeed been on working an Android smartphone and it may be released in 2014.
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