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Nokia X20 is officially the first Nokia model to get Android 12

Nokia X20 is officially the first Nokia model to get Android 12

When HMD Global took over the Nokia brand for phones, it made bold promises to offer a better software experience than the big OEMs. The company put vanilla Android, more or less, on all of its smartphones, even going as far as using Android One for some models. That, in turn, would allow HMD Global to push updates faster, especially when it came to big version upgrades. The company's track record hasn't exactly been reassuring, but one mid-range phone, at least, is seeing that promise fulfilled.

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Nokia 9 PureView Android 11 isn’t happening, HMD Global offers discounts instead

Nokia 9 PureView Android 11 isn’t happening, HMD Global offers discounts instead

When HMD Global took up Nokia's legacy, it wanted to make a good impression in the Android market. It set out to outdo larger companies by offering something those behemoths are rarely able to, promising long periods of software updates or "pure" Android experiences. Over time, however, the Android landscape has shifted a bit, and more phone makers are starting to do right by their customers. Ironically, it seems that HMD Global is now experiencing at least one problem in keeping that promise and is advising people to buy a new Nokia phone instead if they really want Android 11.

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Defunct Mobile Phone Brands We Wish Were Still Around

Defunct Mobile Phone Brands We Wish Were Still Around

The smartphone market is a fiercely competitive and fast-changing one. Over the years since Apple introduced the iPhone, we have seen giants fall, and new ones take their place even as Samsung and Apple continue their almost never-ending rivalry. Some of those names that have already faded into the background still evoke some fond emotions from those who may be old enough to remember them. While the chances of them returning to their former selves, let alone their former glory, is nigh impossible now, there are still some brands that we wish continued to do business in the unique way they knew how.

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Nokia G300 revealed: Cheap 5G for Tracfone, Straight Talk

Nokia G300 revealed: Cheap 5G for Tracfone, Straight Talk

The Nokia G300 is the HMD Global's latest smartphone made to capture the low-cost 5G mobile market. This device has a 6.5-inch display with HD+ resolution and a v-shaped notch for its front-facing camera. Inside is a Qualcomm Snapdragon SM4350AB processor with 4GB RAM. This device's back-facing camera array includes 3x lenses and an LED flash.

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Nokia G50 5G arrives in the US with another choice for your wallet

Nokia G50 5G arrives in the US with another choice for your wallet

The industry push to make 5G takeover most of the world's networks only makes sense if the majority of people in the world can access it. In addition to actually making 5G accessible and affordable, it also requires that 5G phones be likewise. There is an almost overwhelming number of 5G phones in the market today, most of them leaning over on the expensive side. HMD Global is now trying to even things out with the Nokia G50 that's finally landing in the US market.

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Nokia T20 Android tablet swings for the middle

Nokia T20 Android tablet swings for the middle

The Nokia T20 was revealed today as an Android tablet that's made to balance affordability with power. This HMD-made Nokia Android tablet works with a 10.4-inch display and a Unisoc Tiger T610 processor inside with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage (with a microSD card slot for additional data storage). If you're looking for a relatively inexpensive tablet that's just about as simple as can be - this might be your best bet.

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A real Nokia Tablet at last: Android inside

A real Nokia Tablet at last: Android inside

Nokia revealed they'd be releasing a new tablet in October of 2021. They compared said device to their 2017 release of their newest take on the indestructible smartphone - the legendary Nokia 3310. Now, here in the year 2021, it's time to revive the dream that Nokia designers have been teasing for what seems like forever.

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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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