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Android Pie update OEM checklist: who’s in and who’s not

Android Pie update OEM checklist: who’s in and who’s not

It’s that time of year again. New Android version, new guessing and then waiting game for which phones will get the update and, just as importantly, when. Things have gotten better over the years, in no small part thanks to high-profile security scares and Apple gloating, but it’s far from being ideal. Ideally, that would be when lists like this will be superfluous. But until that glorious day, here are some of the smartphone makers who have gone public about their love for Pie and those that have been unsurprisingly yet annoyingly silent for the past weeks.

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How to play Snake on Facebook thanks to Nokia

How to play Snake on Facebook thanks to Nokia

This week the folks at Nokia decided to bring their classic game "Snake" back to the public via Facebook Camera. Using the new augmented reality features of the Facebook Camera platform, Nokia delivered Snake to all users starting this morning. To attain said Snake, one needed only to open the Facebook app and click a button in the Facebook Camera. Now, if only they'd bring Tony Hawk Pro Skater there too...

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T-Mobile teams with Nokia to build out its 5G network

T-Mobile teams with Nokia to build out its 5G network

As we inch ever closer to the eventual arrival of nationwide 5G networks, carriers are in a race to build out their offerings faster than the others. Today, T-Mobile took a big step toward getting its 5G network off the ground, announcing a new partnership with Nokia that will accelerate the carrier's 5G deployment. All told, the deal is worth a whopping $3.5 billion, which is enough to make anyone's eyes water.

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Nokia 5.1 Plus is coming and HMD doesn’t need a poll for it

Nokia 5.1 Plus is coming and HMD doesn’t need a poll for it

HMD Global is becoming one of the most prolific Android smartphone makers of late and you might not know it. That’s mostly because their smartphones are, of course, branded as Nokia phones. But more than the name, they have proven themselves to be quite the formidable contenders in the market and almost every new model is met with anticipation. The new mid-range Nokia X5 is no different and HMD Global has more or less confirmed that it is coming to the rest of the world, too.

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Nokia 6.1 Plus: Nokia X6 with Android One for everyone else

Nokia 6.1 Plus: Nokia X6 with Android One for everyone else

It seemed at first that HMD Global would be bucking the trend and going against common practices in the Android market. It did, after all, put nearly pure Android in its Nokia phones. But with the Nokia X6, it proved it could also play the notch game. Just a day after it launched the low-range Nokia X5, HMD Global is now launching the Nokia 6.1 Plus which is, for all intents and purposes, the Nokia X6 with two differences: it runs Android One and it will launch outside of China.

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Nokia X5 debuts, possibly Nokia 5.1 Plus for everyone else

Nokia X5 debuts, possibly Nokia 5.1 Plus for everyone else

HMD Global needs no major events to announce a new member of its growing army of “pure Android” smartphones. Just weeks before Samsung’s Unpacked, the OEM unveils the Nokia 5X, its second smartphone with a notch. But while the Nokia 5X may be slated only for the Chinese market, rumors say that, unlike the Nokia 6X, it could actually make it to international markets under a different name: the Nokia 5.1 Plus.

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Nokia 3.1 Review: Best at Basics

Nokia 3.1 Review: Best at Basics

If you need a new inexpensive smartphone without superfluous bells and whistles, take a peek at the Nokia 3.1. This month we had the Nokia 3.1 in-pocket for review and came away suitably impressed. This phone costs $159, runs Android One, and has a guarantee for two years of OS updates and three years of monthly security patches. It's exactly what the most baseline Android smartphone should be - at well below the price one might expect.

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Nokia 5.1 Plus renders hint at a Nokia X6 for the rest of us

Nokia 5.1 Plus renders hint at a Nokia X6 for the rest of us

HMD Global has so far proven itself to be a very admirable Android OEM that is returning the Nokia brand to its former glory. While its numbering scheme seems to be just as puzzling as the old Nokia, it is also producing well-designed and affordable devices with a commitment to pure Android and fast updates. But even HMD Global has been affected by the notch fever that is gripping the market. And if you thought you were safe because the Nokia X6 is confined to China, leaks of a Nokia 5.1 Plus might shatter that illusion.

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You don’t want a new smartphone

You don’t want a new smartphone

Here in the summer of 2018 there's a lull in technological advancements in smartphones. You don't need a new smartphone - you can get a device released last year, or even the year before that, that has most or all of the same essential features released in phones coming this year. There's a bit of a trick going on that only those that've been buying smartphones since the start of this phenomena understand already.

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Nokia A1 Plus/Nokia 9 might be the flagship smartphone to beat

Nokia A1 Plus/Nokia 9 might be the flagship smartphone to beat

Move over OnePlus 6, there might be a new Android darling soon. We have most of the flagship Android phones this year, save for one or two still to come, and thought we’ve seen them all. HMD Global and Nokia, however, may have something still up their sleeves. A certain Nokia “A1 Plus” or “A1P” or “AOP”, which could be the Nokia 9, has been mentioned in a recent leak and, given the OEM’s reputation, it might have the best combination of hardware and software this year.

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Not Android: Google just invested in a new mobile OS

Not Android: Google just invested in a new mobile OS

Google invested in a mobile OS called KaiOS this month, and it's no secret that it's not based in Android. What we're looking at here is a company that makes an operating system that's focused on feature phones - but feature phones that are smart. Sort of like bridging the gap between non-smart and smart phones. KaiOS might well be a big part of Google's future in emerging markets around the world.

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Nokia 9 tipped to beat iPhone X and Galaxy Note 9 to the punch

Nokia 9 tipped to beat iPhone X and Galaxy Note 9 to the punch

This week we're having a peek at the upcoming Nokia 9, a device that's most certainly going to be more exciting than the other Nokia number phones - right? We can only hope. To become more exciting than the other phones they've released over the past couple years, Nokia is rumored to be bringing on technology that the brings heat to Apple and Samsung's feet - the likes of which we've only yet seen in China.

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