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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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Nokia 4.2, Nokia 3.2, Nokia 1 Plus bring Android One, Android Go for all

Nokia 4.2, Nokia 3.2, Nokia 1 Plus bring Android One, Android Go for all

The Nokia 9 PureView is undoubtedly one of the non-folding highlights of MWC 2019 but that is far from HMD Global's only bet this year. For those who prefer an affordable pure Android experience, there are three new Nokia smartphones to choose from. The Nokia 4.2 and Nokia 3.2 join the growing number of smartphones with dedicated Google Assistant buttons while the Nokia 1 Plus is HMD's latest entry into the Android Go army.

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Nokia 9 PureView promises next-gen photos from 5 cameras

Nokia 9 PureView promises next-gen photos from 5 cameras

The Nokia 9 PureView is official, and HMD Global's decision to resurrect the beloved PureView photography brand brings with it a full five cameras on the back. Rather than sheer megapixels like the original PureView cameras were known for, this new Android smartphone takes a different approach. In fact, HMD partnered with Light to deliver the goods.

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Nokia 9 PureView specs leaked and confirmed by Google itself

Nokia 9 PureView specs leaked and confirmed by Google itself

In less than two weeks, one of this year's most interesting phones will finally make its debut. Actually, it's a long-overdue debut. HMD Global has long been rumored to be working on a smartphone with five lenses but, after missing last year's window, it's only now that it will finally go live. Much of the Nokia 9 PureView has already been leaked but few have been confirmed by an authoritative source. And what better source is there than Google itself, which has spilled some, but not all, of the beans for just a short while.

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Nokia 9 PureView press render leak confirms the insanity

Nokia 9 PureView press render leak confirms the insanity

Some may consider last year's MWC to have been bordering on boring but this year promises to be anything but. Of course, there's the promise of foldable phones and at least two button-less, seamless phones. But going beyond those, there are also the likes of the Nokia 9 PureView to make heads turn. Teased by HMD Global itself and now confirmed by an "official" press render, the penta-lens smartphone demonstrates how things can turn when you pull out all the camera stops.

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Nokia 2 V is a $70 Verizon Android Oreo Go phone

Nokia 2 V is a $70 Verizon Android Oreo Go phone

HMD promised a new range of affordable Nokia Android phones for US buyers, and now they're delivering on that promise with the first Verizon smartphone. The Nokia 2 V may not cast too great a shadow on the Samsung Galaxy S10 this year, but at a fraction of the price of most flagship phones that may not matter.

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Nokia 9 MWC teaser confirms penta-lens, punch hole cameras

Nokia 9 MWC teaser confirms penta-lens, punch hole cameras

HMD Global has been raking in praise and sales of its Nokia-branded phones but, truth be told, it’s still missing one thing. HMD Global has yet to launch a true flagship model and its long-awaited Nokia 9 PureView could very well be it. And thanks to a teaser for MWC 2019, we know now how much more waiting we have to do before we see one of the craziest phones this year.

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