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Nokia 5.2 “Captain America” might not be able to shield HMD Global

Nokia 5.2 “Captain America” might not be able to shield HMD Global

HMD Global blazed into the smartphone scene with a promise to continue Nokia's legacy and do better by Android users than what most manufacturers give them. It did fulfill the former, mostly by flooding the market with affordable yet also underwhelming handsets that, at least for a while, seemed to also meet expectations of vanilla Android experiences that don't get updated all too often. With MWC 2020 approaching, the OEM is expected to unveil even more Nokia phones, including one that has a marvelous nickname it probably doesn't deserve.

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Nokia 400 could be the first touch-less Android feature phone

Nokia 400 could be the first touch-less Android feature phone

Android can be found almost anywhere these days, from your regular mobile devices to laptops to even home appliances. The one place it is somewhat ironically absent from is the so-called feature, or dumb, phones. Despite Google's best efforts, the platform may still be too incompatible with what many expect from such an entry-level communication device. HMD Global, however, might be daring to change that perception with what could be the world's first feature phone running Android and without a touch screen.

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Nokia foldable phone could be joining the fray later this year

Nokia foldable phone could be joining the fray later this year

What was once thought to be not only impossible but also infeasible is now starting to become the next big smartphone trend. Despite the costs, foldable devices or at least their prototypes are popping up left and right. The Motorola Razr and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip are just the opening salvo and 2020 might end seeing HMD Global launching its own take on the form factor. That despite the company's struggles in maintaining its business and launching its products.

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Nokia 2.3 stock Android phone released in USA for $129

Nokia 2.3 stock Android phone released in USA for $129

The Nokia 2.3 was just released in the USA at Best Buy for just a dollar under $130 USD. This is a smartphone with a set of specifications that do not seem to match its price tag. Given the relatively massive amount of cash being charged for the highest-end smartphones in the world today, it would seem about time that the original big-name brand in low-cost phones brought some heat.

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Nokia C1 uses Android Go optimization for max media storage

Nokia C1 uses Android Go optimization for max media storage

Nokia announced a new Android Go handset today, and though it won't be challenging any flagships in terms of capability, it may still be worthy of consideration for those who don't want to spend $1000 on a phone. Officially dubbed the Nokia C1, it seems that the biggest selling point of this phone is its support for Android Go and the lightweight apps that come along with it.

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Nokia 2.3 tries to sell AI-powered features to the masses

Nokia 2.3 tries to sell AI-powered features to the masses

Cameras, 5G, and AI seem to be the pillars that the mobile market will stand on next year. Those features are, of course, always present in the premium and flagship phones that start at $600 or higher. Those with less constrained resources will naturally feel a bit left out but, fortunately for them, smartphone hardware is getting cheaper as well too. At least that seems to be what HMD Global is trying to sell with the Nokia 2.3, perhaps one of few if not first entry-level Android phones to claim AI-powered features, particularly in the camera.

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Nokia Smart TV made by Flipkart joins OnePlus TV as an India-exclusive

Nokia Smart TV made by Flipkart joins OnePlus TV as an India-exclusive

You don't often hear about Android TV these days, except when news of new devices come up. Usually, the big manufacturers simply list it as a yet another bullet point in their feature lists. For companies still new to the smart TV market, however, that could very well be one of the most important aspects of the product. Last September, OnePlus dipped its toes in that market by launching the Android TV-based OnePlus TV in India. Now it is being joined by the Nokia Smart TV which, just like Nokia phones, isn't made by Nokia at all.

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Nokia 9 PureView successor teased for 2020

Nokia 9 PureView successor teased for 2020

The Nokia 9 PureView may have remained a niche phone with its unusual five camera array, but HMD isn't giving up on the concept. Come 2020 the Android phone-maker will be launching a new Nokia PureView phone that uses Qualcomm's freshly-announced Snapdragon 765 chipset, and tapping its power for new camera features.

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Nokia Beacon 1 Review: The mesh network basics

Nokia Beacon 1 Review: The mesh network basics

Nokia may not be the first name you think of when it comes to home networking, but the company is making quiet inroads into mesh networks. Nokia Beacon 1 is its entry-level product, a sub-$250 system for three that promises to extend your internet connection across expansive homes or through each story of a multi-level houses.

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Nokia 8.2 announcement next week could have a lukewarm reception

Nokia 8.2 announcement next week could have a lukewarm reception

Nokia, along with Motorola, was once one of the darlings of the mobile industry, back when smartphones were still the stuff of science fiction. The Finnish company made a few detours, including a brief stint at Microsoft, before finally licensing its name to HMD Global. For a time, the new Android Nokia phones seemed poised to reclaim their prestige but the interest around the affordable phones have seemingly trickled down. It is against that backdrop that the Nokia 8.2 may launch next week, perhaps a wake up call for HMD Global to pick up the slack.

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Nokia 7.2 reported to have an unlockable bootloader

Nokia 7.2 reported to have an unlockable bootloader

HMD Global may be earning accolades for its speed in rolling out updates to its Nokia phones (still not as fast as Essential, though) but it doesn't have a good reputation among some Android modders and hackers. In particular, Nokia phones are notorious for practically being useless as far as rooting and using ROMs are concerned because the bootloader gates are tightly locked. It seems, however, that the Nokia 7.2 might be the first of its kind to be different though it remains to be seen if it's by accident only or by intention.

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Windows Phone 8.1 will be deader than dead come December 2019

Windows Phone 8.1 will be deader than dead come December 2019

Lumia owners, both from Nokia and Microsoft, your days are numbered. At least if you're still running Windows Phone 8.1. It might be a shock to some that that version of Microsoft's defunct mobile OS still exists and still runs. It might not be a shock, however, to hear that Microsoft is pulling the plug on it this year. Fortunately, Redmond has a bit of mercy and a path forward for the few still holding on to some of these phones for dear life.

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