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Nokia Lumia Android phone confirmed and doused

Nokia Lumia Android phone confirmed and doused

Just over a week has passed since Microsoft announced their acquisition of Nokia's phones division, and already insiders are suggesting that a Nokia Lumia Android device was not only a possibility, it was real. Two people briefed on the effort have let the New York Times know (anonymously) that Android had been "up and running" on Nokia's Lumia handsets in the recent past. They've made sure to note that these tests were happening "well before" Microsoft and Nokia's initial negotiations for acquisition.

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Nokia Lumia 1020 UK pre-orders go live, accessories in tow

Nokia Lumia 1020 UK pre-orders go live, accessories in tow

In a move that's sure to bring on a couple of double-takes from prospective Nokia Lumia 1020 users on the fence about pre-orders in the UK, Nokia is bringing the full monty in one swing. Starting this week - today, the 12th, to be exact - Nokia will be attempting to tap the market with a pre-order package that includes the Nokia Camera Grip, wireless charging back cover, wireless charging plate, and a tripod, along with the Nokia Lumia 1020 itself.

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Nokia tablet codename Sirius appears amongst next-wave leaks

Nokia tablet codename Sirius appears amongst next-wave leaks

A collection of Windows 8 and Windows RT tablets have appeared this week courtesy of well-known Windows insider Paul Thurrott, this including the long-awaited Nokia slate. The Nokia device code-named Sirius is said here to be coming with a body much like what we've seen in leaked photos, that being a reflection of what we've seen in Lumia devices - a perfect partner for the Nokia Lumia 920, it would seem. This device will be tuning in with Windows RT, believe it or not.

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Nokia and Mercedes self-driving car project taps HERE research

Nokia and Mercedes self-driving car project taps HERE research

Nokia and Mercedes Benz will work together on self-driving cars, the companies have confirmed, with Nokia's HERE developing metadata-rich navigation and mapping data with extra information for robot drivers. The partnership, which comes alongside deals between Nokia HERE and both Continental Corporation and Magneti Marelli, takes map data and bakes in aspects like how many lanes there are, what direction they go in, what traffic signs are along the route, and the precise location of traffic lights, so that autonomous cars will better understand the roads they are using.

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Nokia Lumia 1520 images leak again

Nokia Lumia 1520 images leak again

It seems like every time I look around some new images of the unannounced Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet are turning up. This time around, the leaked images are of higher quality than the images we saw back in late August. So far, there has been no official confirmation of any features of the device but plenty of rumored specifications have surfaced.

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Newkia seeks Nokia defectors to make Android phones

Newkia seeks Nokia defectors to make Android phones

An interview this week with former Nokia Asia-Pacific CEO Thomas Zilliacus suggests that a collection of former Nokia employees will be converging in a company called Newkia to create Android devices. Does the word of this ZD Net interview mean your Nokia Android Nexus dreams can come true at long last? Not so fast - per the word of Zilliacus himself, this company was only formed the day Microsoft announced their acquisition of Nokia's devices and services business - that was just three days ago.

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