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Nokia Tablet might be coming next month

Nokia Tablet might be coming next month

Nokia might have been the king of the mobile market in the past, but its brand never saw the same success or ubiquity in the tablet market. All throughout its tumultuous recent history, there have only been four tablets under its name, including the pocket-size Nokia N800 and N810 "Internet Tablets." That unlucky history doesn't seem to have fazed HMD Global, which has licensed the name for mobile devices. In its coming October event, it might be unveiling not just a new mid-range phone but its first Nokia-branded tablet as well.

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Google Assistant on KaiOS phones is losing some features

Google Assistant on KaiOS phones is losing some features

There was a time when Google planned on putting Android on feature phones, sometimes called dumb phones to contrast with the more predominant smartphone breed. Lacking touch screens, Android would have needed to be driven using physical D-Pads and buttons as well as using voice commands. Google eventually settled for integrating Google Assistant into another operating system designed specifically for those very low-end phones. That arrangement seemed to have worked well for quite a number of those phones, including Nokia-branded ones, but Google Assistant is reportedly missing a few features now without any explanation or warning.

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Nokia XR20 teardown shows how it’s built like a tank

Nokia XR20 teardown shows how it’s built like a tank

Most smartphones today seem to be built to be replaced rather than repaired. While many boast strong water resistance and durable materials, accidents can still make short work of those expensive products. When it comes to repairing them, there are times when it might be easier to actually replace the device and restore from backup. Taking apart a regular phone for repairs can already be a daunting task, and it seems that the Nokia XR20 "life-proof" rugged phone lives up to its name in that regard, at least in some contexts.

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Nokia Clarity Earbuds and Go Earbuds+ are brand name basics: Worth it?

Nokia Clarity Earbuds and Go Earbuds+ are brand name basics: Worth it?

A new set of Nokia earbuds were released this week by the folks at HMD Global. This is the company that owns the Nokia brand, and the company that handles the rights to the name for products of all sorts. The Nokia brand earbuds revealed this week are relatively basic in their abilities - but they very likely out-perform their price points at between $30 and $70 USD.

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Canceled Nokia 400 Android feature phone appears in hands-on video

Canceled Nokia 400 Android feature phone appears in hands-on video

Android can be found almost anywhere, especially in unofficial ports and sometimes strange places. It's still primarily an operating designed for smartphones, particularly ones that have a minimum set of hardware capabilities to be considered "smart." There was a time, however, when it seemed that Google was working on bringing Android further down the mobile food chain, running on something that's considered a "feature phone" by today's standards. That never came to pass, but a new video shows what could have been had the Nokia 400 launched with Android for Feature Phones running inside.

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Nokia XR20 rugged “life-proof” phone doesn’t look like a tank

Nokia XR20 rugged “life-proof” phone doesn’t look like a tank

As it promised, HMD Global has just announced a phone that it says won't ever need a case. That's primarily because the Nokia XR20 is an honest-to-goodness rugged phone. Unlike similar phones from the likes of CAT, however, the mid-range phone won't make you feel awkward pulling it out of your pocket in public. The company, however, is going the extra mile and announcing other phones, including a modern take on the highly popular Nokia 6310 classic.

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Nokia teases a new rugged phone that doesn’t need a case

Nokia teases a new rugged phone that doesn’t need a case

Smartphone makers like Apple and Samsung tend to design attractive, thin, and lightweight devices that are also fragile. That means the vast majority of smartphone users take their beautiful and expensive phones and cram them inside cases and never look at the actual phone again until they are trading it in on a new model. Smartphone users around the world have wished that devices were rugged enough to live life without a case.

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Nokia 5G flagship is coming in November according to HMD Global exec

Nokia 5G flagship is coming in November according to HMD Global exec

The Nokia brand has survived the test of time and multiple generations of mobile devices, though it has had some help from HMD Global. The Finland-based company revived the Nokia name with dozens of smartphones and feature phones. Although it has quite a number of devices under its care, HMD still has to make a new Nokia flagship worthy to stand with other premium phones in the market today. That might still be coming later this year, but it's becoming a guessing game what that 5G phone will actually bring to the table.

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Nokia X60 rumored to run Huawei HarmonyOS instead of Android

Nokia X60 rumored to run Huawei HarmonyOS instead of Android

HMD Global has made great strides in reviving the Nokia brand in the Android world. Whether it's successful or not is still debatable but, so far, it has definitely played the part of a good Android maker, especially when it comes to its commitment to Android updates. Now there are whispers that its honeymoon phase with Android might be over and is courting another partner, one that would see an upcoming Nokia X60 and X60 Pro run Huawei's shiny new HarmonyOS instead.

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Nokia G20 is coming to the US with a MediaTek chip

Nokia G20 is coming to the US with a MediaTek chip

MediaTek may have overtaken Qualcomm as the biggest mobile chip vendor for a few quarters but its presence in the US is still comparatively small. Most of the phones that are sold in that prime market run on Qualcomm's myriad Snapdragon chipsets, but there have been some exceptions here and there. One such exception will be the Nokia G20 that will be coming to the US next week after journeying through Europe. Its MediaTek processor won't be its selling point, though, and buyers will most likely be more attracted to its price tag.

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Android 12 Beta and the phones you can put it on

Android 12 Beta and the phones you can put it on

Once upon a time, pre-releases of Android's next version were available only to a limited few. Of course, Google's own Nexus phones, later Pixels, had first dibs on any development version but some big names in the Android empire also boasted that preferential treatment. Almost like a testament to Android's more open development strategy, a number of manufacturers have all but simultaneously announced the availability of Android 12 beta for some of the phones, some companies you might not have expected to just that early into a development preview in the first place.

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Nokia 2720 V Flip comes to the US through Verizon

Nokia 2720 V Flip comes to the US through Verizon

HMD Global isn't just making Android phones with Nokia's name on them, it is also making feature phones with Nokia's name on them. The company has been reviving Nokia's most iconic handsets and nothing probably gets more iconic than the clamshell form-factor that is always depicted on TV and movies back in the days. That revival arrived with the Nokia 2720 Flip back in 2019 and that same phone is finally arriving in the US as the Nokia 2720 V Flip, courtesy of Verizon.

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