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Nokia-branded Android phones begin arriving next year

Nokia-branded Android phones begin arriving next year

Those of you who have a soft spot for Nokia will be pleased to hear that smartphones bearing the company's name will be making a return next year. Today Nokia and HMD Global Oy announced the terms of their licensing agreement, which was signed six months ago. Perhaps most importantly, this means that Nokia will be entering the realm of Android, a move many fans wanted to see Nokia make before it was bought up by Microsoft.

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Nokia D1C tipped to come in two configurations

Nokia D1C tipped to come in two configurations

Nokia might no longer be the mobile giant that it was once was, but its name still sparks some loyalty, or at least curiosity, among those who still fondly remember the brand. Come 2017, both fans and onlookers will have something to look forward to, or some things rather, as Nokia is now rumored to have not one but two kinds of smartphones, both under the same D1C models. Neither, however, will be a flagship killer of any sort.

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Nokia to return to smartphones in 2017

Nokia to return to smartphones in 2017

Nokia was the biggest name in mobile phones before the smartphone generation really kicked in. The firm had a hard time competing with Android devices from Samsung and iOS devices from Apple and eventually vacated the smartphone realm altogether and focused on feature phones. With feature phones being all but dead today in the face of decent low cost smartphones, Nokia wants back in the game.

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Canceled Nokia Moonraker smartwatch shown off in video

Canceled Nokia Moonraker smartwatch shown off in video

In the tech industry, we are sometimes left wondering about ideas and products that never came to be. Just a few days ago we saw a glimpse of the modular Ara smartphone. This time, we’re being treated to what could have been Nokia’s first ever smartwatch. Given recent events, perhaps its only smartwatch. The Moonraker, as it was called, never reached the market, but that doesn’t mean there was no actual smartwatch produced. And for the first time, we’re actually seeing a real working, finished smartwatch that could have been.

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Nokia D1C might be an Android tablet after all

Nokia D1C might be an Android tablet after all

If you’ve been waiting for a new Nokia Android smartphone, whether out of loyalty or out of curiosity, you might have to wait a bit longer. The Nokia D1C, believed to be the company’s first smartphone after selling its mobile business to Microsoft, might not actually be a smartphone. According to a Geekbench entry, it is going to be a rather large 13.8-inch Android 7.0 tablet instead. And while it confirms specs we’ve heard of so far, this combination actually makes even less sense.

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Nokia D1C Android smartphone appears on AnTuTu

Nokia D1C Android smartphone appears on AnTuTu

Benchmarking sites like AnTuTu, Geekbench, and GFXBench are technically used for, well, benchmarking smartphones. Lately, however, they have also taken on a second role: leaking new devices. Like this recent sighting of a certain Android smartphone made by none other than Nokia itself. The device, which bears a model number D1C, represents a repressed collective interest in seeing the former giant now underdog return to the market. Given how the Android market seems to be in a bit of a mess, that does sound like the perfect time.

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Nokia D1C Android device spied on Geekbench

Nokia D1C Android device spied on Geekbench

A new Nokia smartphone has been spied after it made several passes through the Geekbench benchmark suite. The Nokia device is called the D1C and while we don't know much about the smartphone, we do have a few specifications thanks to Geekbench. The smartphone has a Snapdragon 430 SoC with an octa-core 1.4GHz processor.

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Microsoft Nokia 216 feature phone unveiled with dual SIM support

Microsoft Nokia 216 feature phone unveiled with dual SIM support

Microsoft has announced a new feature phone, the Nokia 216. As with other feature phones, you’re getting something less than a smartphone, but with more modern specs than feature phones of old and the perks these phones offer: long battery life and low cost, namely. The Nokia 216 looks similar to other Nokia feature phones that have been launched in recent times, including a clean design, pastel colors, and small size.

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Nokia OZO pro VR cam new price revealed in China launch

Nokia OZO pro VR cam new price revealed in China launch

While virtual reality technology has admittedly become more accessible to consumers, not everything is actually affordable. Dedicated and sophisticated equipment like the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift are not something you'll buy on a whim. And neither is Nokia's professional VR camera, the OZO. As the Finnish company launches the product in China, it has also revealed the new price tag for this VR experience creator. And while significantly lower than last year's number, it's still something that only large companies will be able to afford.

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AT&T 5G testing hits 10 Gbps with Nokia

AT&T 5G testing hits 10 Gbps with Nokia

AT&T Labs announce reaching 10 Gbps in 5G trials as they make their team-up with Nokia an official hardware partner. Testing has exceeded 10 Gbps speeds - this will "pave the way toward future international 5G standards and allow us to deliver these fast 5G speeds and network performance across the U.S.," so says AT&T. The company has begun speaking about latency trials as well - imperative for the next generation of connected devices, and vehicles.

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Microsoft has torpedoed its smartphone hopes

Microsoft has torpedoed its smartphone hopes

The writing has been on the wall for Microsoft's smartphone ambitions for some time, and now that wall is being demolished altogether. The software giant, unable to coax a viable mobile strategy out of Windows Phone, and now facing uncertainty around Windows 10 on phones, has announced plans to axe 1,850 jobs related to its smartphone business.

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It might be too late for a Nokia Android phone

It might be too late for a Nokia Android phone

The Nokia-branded Android smartphone we've demanded since before the company's ill-fated commitment to Windows Phone is finally coming, but it may be too little, too late. News today that Nokia will license its name for the next ten years to a new line of phones and tablets, only running Google's platform rather than Windows 10, seemed initially to be the perfect opener to Google I/O 2016, but it also raises one big question: does anybody still care about a Nokia device?

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