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Nokia 6 (2018) pops up with some unexpected changes

Nokia 6 (2018) pops up with some unexpected changes

The Nokia 6 is hardly HMD Global’s most notable smartphone this year. It is a mid-range phone through and through and, aside from the branding, might almost be forgettable. And yet, of all the Nokia phones in the market, it is the first one that will apparently have a new model coming really soon. That seems to be the case when a certain Nokia 6 (2018) appeared in TENAA accompanying rumors of a rather significant upgrade from this year’s version.

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Nokia 8 won’t get Android 8.0 Treble feature, HMD says why

Nokia 8 won’t get Android 8.0 Treble feature, HMD says why

Aside from a few major UI changes, much of Android Oreo’s improvements happened under the hood, from the way it handled apps running in the background to how fast it booted up. One of the most invisible of those is the so-called Project Treble, which promises to make future software updates faster and more seamless. Unfortunately, that’s not something that all phones upgrading to Android 8.0 will get, even the “pure” Nokia 8. HMD Global Chief Product Officer, now practically the public face of its Nokia smartphones, took to Twitter to explain why that is so.

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You can now buy a Nokia 2 in the US

You can now buy a Nokia 2 in the US

Looking for an extremely wallet-friendly smartphone with a design that calls back to yesteryears? Then you might want to get yet another Nokia. No, now the new old Nokia 3310 but the really new Nokia 2. At $99, it’s one of the cheapest Android phones in the market, though you probably know what you’re getting. Or rather what you’re not getting. Either way, you can now get Nokia’s cheapest new smartphone from Amazon, with a US warranty to boot.

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Android Oreo galore: Nokia 8, Xperia XZs, unlocked HTC U11, betas

Android Oreo galore: Nokia 8, Xperia XZs, unlocked HTC U11, betas

Android Oreo has been out for months now but, naturally, most OEMs haven’t been quick to jump into it. But they do say “better late than never” and, to be fair, it isn’t exactly that late yet anyway. As if scheduled to coincide with Thanksgiving, some manufacturers have gotten the ball rolling on Android 8.0 Oreo (sadly not 8.1) for some models. Some have even started the beta test for other devices, or at least promised them to come really soon.

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Budget-friendly Nokia 2 comes to the US

Budget-friendly Nokia 2 comes to the US

This year has seen a number of interesting smartphones from Nokia, with parent company HMD Global releasing devices that cover a number of price-points in the Android market. Unfortunately only a few of these models have made their way to the US, including the mid-range Nokia 6 and the retro-inspired, non-smart Nokia 3310. It appears that's about to change, as the super cheap Nokia 2 will soon be on sale here.

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Nokia 2 B&H leak points to an entry-level phone

Nokia 2 B&H leak points to an entry-level phone

It’s still amusing that Nokia and HMD Global decided to start with a 3, 5, and 6 (skipping 4 is a bit known by now). It followed those up with an 8 and then backtracked to 7. Now it seems that Nokia will soon be filling in the other gaps, with the Nokia 2 briefly showing up at B&H Photo and being recorded before the retailer took it down. Given the numbering, it’s also not surprising to learn that the Nokia 2 will be the cheapest Nokia smartphone yet and with specs to match that price.

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Nokia’s retro-inspired 3310 finally comes to the US

Nokia’s retro-inspired 3310 finally comes to the US

When Nokia parent company HMD Global announced the rebirth of the classic 3310 earlier this year, cellphone enthusiasts were left fawning over its cute design and focus on minimalism. Then came disappointment as it was revealed that the device would only support 2G networks, and wasn't even coming to the US during its spring release. Well, Nokia has finally righted these wrongs, as a new 3G model is coming stateside later this month.

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Nokia 7 brings Bothies to the mid-range

Nokia 7 brings Bothies to the mid-range

The selfie craze has mostly boiled over. And by that, we mean that it has become less of a craze and more a begrudgingly accepted fact of life. Nokia, however, totally missed that boat so it’s doing the next best thing: try to create a new fad, Nokia and HMD call it “Bothie” and it debuted in the Nokia 8. But if that premium smartphone was a tad too much for such a simple thing, then worry not. The Nokia 7 phone is finally here and it’s ready to meet your Bothie needs at a much cheaper price.

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Nokia 9 renders hint at curved edge screen

Nokia 9 renders hint at curved edge screen

The Nokia 8 isn't even out in some major markets (like the US) yet, and there is now word, and a few pretty 3D renders, of a Nokia 9 going around. It seems that the Nokia 8 isn't yet Nokia and HMD's premium race horse, at least not as far as looks go. Though it might be the Nokia 8's equal in terms of specs, based on these images done by OnLeaks for CompareRaja, the Nokia 9 will jump on the bezel-less and curved edge display train that Samsung is currently driving.

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All Nokia phones to get Android P, only some might be unlocked

All Nokia phones to get Android P, only some might be unlocked

HMD and Nokia are painting themselves as good Android citizens, distancing the brand from the likes of Samsung and other OEMs who are terribly late with updates. This time, however, they might be painting themselves into a corner. HMD has already promised that all its current smartphones will be upgraded to Android 8.0 Oreo before the year ends. Now it is promising to upgrade those same devices to Android P when it comes out next year, without even knowing yet what that may bring.

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Android Oreo update news: Nokia just made a BIG promise

Android Oreo update news: Nokia just made a BIG promise

Android Oreo was announced to be coming to all current-age Nokia smartphones over the weekend. The timing of these updates is not yet known, but Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer for HMD Global seems to believe that the company is ready and capable of bringing the newest version of Oreo to all new Nokia phones. HMD Global is the company that currently licenses the Nokia brand name to create smartphones with what remains of the original Nokia company.

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Nokia 8 release specs just dropped

Nokia 8 release specs just dropped

This week the folks at Nokia have revealed their first Android flagship - the Nokia 8. This device's specifications and release information were shared by the company right on cue, and today we've got the lot. This device is a flagship in all the ways - or most of the ways - and Android flagship should.

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