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Samsung extends Euro smartphone lead as iPhone share shrinks

Samsung extends Euro smartphone lead as iPhone share shrinks

The smartphone wars rage ever on, and today, we're getting a better idea of who's on top when it comes to European markets. Analytic firm Canalys has reported on the state of the European phone market at the end of Q2 2019, with Samsung emerging as the quarter's clear winner. Xiaomi was another company who enjoyed a surge in sales over the quarter, at the expense of other companies like Apple and Huawei.

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Nokia 9 PureView teardown reveals phone’s excesses

Nokia 9 PureView teardown reveals phone’s excesses

HMD Global's Nokia phones are best known for their affordability and pure Android experience but seldom can they be considered exciting or exceptional in features or design. The Nokia 9 PureView is an outlier in that regard because of the five cameras on its back. It turns out it has more secrets to share and, thanks to JerryRigEverything, we're finding out what those are. Unfortunately, they're nothing to go crazy over.

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Nokia 8.2 could come with a popup camera

Nokia 8.2 could come with a popup camera

Just when you thought the brief popup camera trend had silently died off, here comes major manufacturers picking it up again. Honor just launched the Honor 9X and 9X Pro, its first with a popup camera, and it seems that HMD Global will follow suit soon. If true, then the Nokia 8.2 could be the first Nokia phone to ever have that quirky design. Fortunately, that might not be its only selling factor.

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Nokia 220 4G and new Nokia 105 phones promise long battery life and Snake game

Nokia 220 4G and new Nokia 105 phones promise long battery life and Snake game

They may be called smartphones but the "phone" part, especially the calling aspect, may actually be the least used function of these mobile computers. When smartphone users make calls, they usually do so via Internet services or VoIPs. Still, there are places and users in the world where phone calls and good old SMS are their bread and butter communication services. To make sure they don't feel left out, HMD Global is launching the Nokia 220 4G and the new Nokia 105 just for them.

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Nokia Android feature phone leak sends the Internet into a frenzy

Nokia Android feature phone leak sends the Internet into a frenzy

For all its flexibility and ubiquity, one thing the Android platform has never been known for is being lightweight. The Android Go configuration was designed to address that but, even then, its base requirements are already on the smartphone territory. There is still some class of people who'd love to be connected to the Internet but have no need for even the most basic smartphone features. HMD Global might be coming to their rescue with an old school Nokia feature phone running Android, at least based on this new leak.

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Nokia 5.2 could have 48MP camera, look like a Huawei-Moto hybrid

Nokia 5.2 could have 48MP camera, look like a Huawei-Moto hybrid

HMD Global has been making Nokia phones that are best known for their quick and regularly updated software as well as their affordable prices. They may not always be known, however, for their design or their cameras, the latter being one of the most popular features in smartphones these days. That may be fixed with an upcoming Nokia phone codenamed "daredevil" which will not only have a 48 megapixel camera but a memorable design that looks like the lovechild of a Huawei Mate 20 and a Moto Z phone.

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Nokia 1 Android Pie update has Android users dreaming of better days

Nokia 1 Android Pie update has Android users dreaming of better days

You may have not heard of HMD Global before but it has certainly made waves in the mobile market when it acquired Nokia’s name to continue the Finnish brand’s mobile legacy. HMD Global has also risen among the ranks by providing a pure Android experience and keeping up with its commitment to push out regular updates. The latest proof of that is the Nokia 1, its first Android Go phone that is now receiving Android 9 Pie.

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Nokia 2.2 tries to sell the idea of affordable AI for everyone

Nokia 2.2 tries to sell the idea of affordable AI for everyone

A large portion of today's mobile experience is being driven by AI and machine learning, or at least that's what manufacturers and platform-makers advertise. But while those AI-driven features do sound delectable, unless you're using a moderately powerful and moderately expensive phone, you'd be out of luck. Not quite, argues HMD Global as it launches its latest Nokia-branded phone. Because with the Nokia 2.2, it promises to deliver the latest Android and AI trends in an affordable package. That is if you keep your expectations low.

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Nokia 3 sets a record by getting Android 9 Pie

Nokia 3 sets a record by getting Android 9 Pie

Remember the Nokia 3? Don't feel bad if you don't. In the fast-paced smartphone market, a two-year-old phone is easily forgotten. Even more so a two-year-old entry-level phone like the Nokia 3. But that is exactly why HMD Global is turning Android heads with its surprising but not really unexpected announced. That budget phone from 2017 is getting Android 9 Pie and it should put other phone makers to shame.

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Nokia 4.2 to give US buyers another Android One option

Nokia 4.2 to give US buyers another Android One option

Much of the attention in smartphone news these days is unsurprisingly poured on high-end and expensive phones like the Galaxy S10, the Huawei P30, and especially the Galaxy Fold. That sadly alienates a large chunk of the market that may have no need for all those bells and whistles. Some just need a solid and reliable mobile companion that won't break their wallet. Fortunately, HMD Global is bringing the Nokia 4.2 to the US exactly for that purpose.

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HMD Global clarifies privacy policy after Nokia 7 plus fiasco

HMD Global clarifies privacy policy after Nokia 7 plus fiasco

After having become the new darling of the Android community, HMD Global's pristine reputation was almost completely tarnished by what may have been just a simple error. Not everyone, however, might have been satisfied by the Nokia phone maker's brief explanation and claims of an innocent mistake. To assuage those concerns, the Finnish company has published a longer explanation of what really happened and, more importantly, why there is no reason to panic.

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Some Nokia 7 Plus phones caught sending data to Chinese server

Some Nokia 7 Plus phones caught sending data to Chinese server

Mistakes and software bugs are a normal fact of life but some can be more damning than others. At a time when phone manufacturers, especially Chinese ones, are fighting to wash their hands clean of any perception of political bias, even an allegedly innocent mistake could become a PR and legal mess. That might be the situation Finnish company HMD Global might find itself in after it has been discovered that a number of its Nokia 7 Plus phones have been sending data to a still-mysterious server located in China.

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