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Nokia Android feature phone will put voice at the center of interaction

Nokia Android feature phone will put voice at the center of interaction

It may seem that the days of the feature phones, a.k.a. the not so smart "dumbphones", are over but recent developments prove otherwise. They are just taking a different form and sometimes with new capabilities that take them one step closer to being extremely cheap and less capable smartphones. The recently announced KaiOS-powered Alcatel GO Flip 3 with Google Assistant is just one example and an Android-powered feature phone, probably made by Nokia, might be coming next.

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Nokia 7.2 US pre-orders begin at B&H Photo, Best Buy

Nokia 7.2 US pre-orders begin at B&H Photo, Best Buy

At IFA 2019, HMD Global announced a handful of handsets. Undoubtedly, the Nokia 7.2 is the most interesting of its Android batch of smartphones, featuring a mid-range processor paired with a hot new 2019 design. For Nokia fans, it's mostly a done deal and all that's left is for the company to launch in the US. Details of those have yet to be made official but a few retailers have disclosed pre-order details early.

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Nokia 9 PureView DxOMark review shows it has a long way to go

Nokia 9 PureView DxOMark review shows it has a long way to go

For a time, it seemed that the competition among smartphones would be the number of cameras on the back of a phone. That race may have now switched over once more to megapixel counts but not before HMD Global took things to their extreme. Inheriting a beloved name, the Nokia 9 PureView put five cameras in an admittedly interesting arrangement. But as DxOMark's review of the phone's photography capabilities shows, more doesn't always mean better.

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Nokia 800 Tough phone falls 1.8-meters to concrete, still runs WhatsApp

Nokia 800 Tough phone falls 1.8-meters to concrete, still runs WhatsApp

The folks licensing the Nokia brand know they're working with a brand with a legendary nigh-indestructible phone called Nokia 3310, aka "The Brick." Here in 2019, HMD Global (who license the Nokia brand) introduced the Nokia 800 Tough, a phone that's focused on surviving harsh conditions aplenty. This device does not run Android, but it DOES have access to a set of apps courtesy of the system called KaiOS.

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Nokia 6.2 differences vs 7.2 are few, and odd

Nokia 6.2 differences vs 7.2 are few, and odd

Two phones in the same sort of Android One by Nokia family were revealed today, the lesser of the two being the Nokia 6.2. This device has a 6.3-inch IPS LCD touchscreen, FHD+ with PureDisplay, a droplet notch, and three cameras on its back in a circular array. This should sound very familiar if you've already read about the Nokia 7.2 earlier today.

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Nokia 7.2 launches with Android One and high-end design

Nokia 7.2 launches with Android One and high-end design

The Nokia 7.2 was revealed this week in Charcoal, Cyan Green, and Ice. This might be the most extravagant launch of an Android One smartphone since the launch of Android One - what with the 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass over 6.3-inch FHD+ display with "PureDisplay" tech inside. This smartphone looks the part of a far more expensive phone, to be sure.

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Nokia 2720 Flip is a flip-phone reboot that’s more than just retro chic

Nokia 2720 Flip is a flip-phone reboot that’s more than just retro chic

The flip phone is back, with the Nokia 2720 Flip the latest in HMD Global's retro-themed reboots of classic form-factors. Unveiled at IFA 2019 today, the 2720 Flip promises everything people liked about clamshell phones in the pre-smartphone days - like being able to furiously snap it shut to end a call - but with features like 4G network support and the Google Assistant.

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Nokia rated best at updates, Pixel and Essential not invited

Nokia rated best at updates, Pixel and Essential not invited

Android updates is a rather sore topic for lovers of the green robot, especially now that time for iOS' launch draws closer. Not only is fragmentation still a thing, OEMs are still not keeping their end of the bargain in ensuring the safety and security of their phones and, therefore, of their customers. To drive home that point, Counterpoint Research made a study that showed how HMD Global performed the best in terms of keeping Nokia phones up to date with the latest Android versions. Some of the details of the study, however, are both surprising and at times even questionable.

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The winners and losers in 2019 Android updates

The winners and losers in 2019 Android updates

Nokia may not be the first name you think of for Android smartphones, but it leads the rankings for timely Android OS updates new research reveals. The company - now owned by HMD Global - has made Android Pie available to nearly 96-percent of its smartphones sold since Q3 2018.

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Nokia phones drop Evenwell app-killing battery management service

Nokia phones drop Evenwell app-killing battery management service

Smartphones have become truly powerful machines but there's now way around the fact that they still need to manage resources far better than even laptops. These days it might be less about RAM or internal storage and more about prolonging the still short battery life. Some manufacturers, unfortunately, have resorted to using third-party utilities to kill apps, much to the dismay of users. One of the top offenders, HMD Global, is fortunately making an about face and will be freeing its Nokia phones from Evenwell's app-killing grasp.

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Nokia Android 10 roadmap includes affordable 5G phone

Nokia Android 10 roadmap includes affordable 5G phone

The big news in the Android world today has been the switch of release branding from letters and desserts to plain numbers. While it might not matter much just yet to actual phones, HMD Global is, perhaps unsurprisingly, jumping on the opportunity to layout its plans for updating its phones to the new Android 10. But while it has concretely shared its roadmap to updating existing phones, it has also dropped hints about its intention to launch a 5G 5G Nokia phone at half the price of current 5G handsets.

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Nokia 7.2 and its triple cameras accidentally confirmed

Nokia 7.2 and its triple cameras accidentally confirmed

HMD Global is set to unveil a handful of Nokia handsets at IFA 2019 next month but it may not have a model that's worthy of competing with the big guys like the newly announced Galaxy Note 10. That isn't HMD Global's main market anyway but it still has at least one, maybe even two, Nokia phones that could try to make a case for flagships. The Nokia 7.2 was at least rumored to have a new design and even three cameras, both of which have now been confirmed by an unexpected source.

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