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You can now buy a Nokia Steel HR hybrid smartwatch in the US

You can now buy a Nokia Steel HR hybrid smartwatch in the US

As if the wearable market was already crowded with smartwatches and half-smartwatches, here’s one more. Granted, the Nokia Steel HR isn’t exactly new. Although it went on pre-order only recently, it has actually existed as far back as last year but with a different name: the Withings Steel HR. Call it by any other name, it is still the same curious spin on the smartwatch design. And it is now available to buy in the US, if you’re willing to pay $180 for a smartwatch that works with both Android and iOS.

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Nokia 8 won’t get Android 8.0 Treble feature, HMD says why

Nokia 8 won’t get Android 8.0 Treble feature, HMD says why

Aside from a few major UI changes, much of Android Oreo’s improvements happened under the hood, from the way it handled apps running in the background to how fast it booted up. One of the most invisible of those is the so-called Project Treble, which promises to make future software updates faster and more seamless. Unfortunately, that’s not something that all phones upgrading to Android 8.0 will get, even the “pure” Nokia 8. HMD Global Chief Product Officer, now practically the public face of its Nokia smartphones, took to Twitter to explain why that is so.

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You can now buy a Nokia 2 in the US

You can now buy a Nokia 2 in the US

Looking for an extremely wallet-friendly smartphone with a design that calls back to yesteryears? Then you might want to get yet another Nokia. No, now the new old Nokia 3310 but the really new Nokia 2. At $99, it’s one of the cheapest Android phones in the market, though you probably know what you’re getting. Or rather what you’re not getting. Either way, you can now get Nokia’s cheapest new smartphone from Amazon, with a US warranty to boot.

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Android Oreo galore: Nokia 8, Xperia XZs, unlocked HTC U11, betas

Android Oreo galore: Nokia 8, Xperia XZs, unlocked HTC U11, betas

Android Oreo has been out for months now but, naturally, most OEMs haven’t been quick to jump into it. But they do say “better late than never” and, to be fair, it isn’t exactly that late yet anyway. As if scheduled to coincide with Thanksgiving, some manufacturers have gotten the ball rolling on Android 8.0 Oreo (sadly not 8.1) for some models. Some have even started the beta test for other devices, or at least promised them to come really soon.

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Budget-friendly Nokia 2 comes to the US

Budget-friendly Nokia 2 comes to the US

This year has seen a number of interesting smartphones from Nokia, with parent company HMD Global releasing devices that cover a number of price-points in the Android market. Unfortunately only a few of these models have made their way to the US, including the mid-range Nokia 6 and the retro-inspired, non-smart Nokia 3310. It appears that's about to change, as the super cheap Nokia 2 will soon be on sale here.

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Nokia 2 is an entry-level smartphone with a serious battery

Nokia 2 is an entry-level smartphone with a serious battery

Thus far, the return of Nokia has given us quite a few different handsets. From a re-imagining of perhaps the most famous basic phone ever to the much more high-end Nokia 8, the phones that HMD Global has been pushing out the door have covered a fairly broad range in terms of power. There have even been a few mid-range smartphones for those shopping on a budget, but today we're seeing the introduction of a new entry-level phone in the Nokia 2.

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Nokia 8 is going to be a chore to open up for repairs

Nokia 8 is going to be a chore to open up for repairs

Nokia phones are quite known and notorious for their durability, but that was back in the days of plastic and rubber. With glass and metal wrapped around today’s smartphones, it’s good to see that even Nokia’s premium flagship so far, the Nokia 8, is a solid runner. But durability doesn’t exactly equate to repairability and, in fact, is sometimes the opposite. But while the Nokia 8 does score some points in the latter, it’s not going to be an easy journey inside.

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Nokia 8 Android Oreo beta open to public, Nokia 3, 5, 6 coming

Nokia 8 Android Oreo beta open to public, Nokia 3, 5, 6 coming

When the Nokia brand rose from the ashes of its unfortunate fate under Microsoft, it, together with HMD Global, promised one thing that many Android OEMs make but few deliver: quick Android updates. And not just the monthly security updates, mind, but also the big ones. So far, there has been only one major Android update since Nokia launched its handsets, Android 8.0 Oreo. And, so far, it hasn’t yet rolled that out. The winds of change are blowing, however as Nokia opens up its new Beta Labs program, bringing with it Android Oreo for the Nokia 8.

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Nokia 2 B&H leak points to an entry-level phone

Nokia 2 B&H leak points to an entry-level phone

It’s still amusing that Nokia and HMD Global decided to start with a 3, 5, and 6 (skipping 4 is a bit known by now). It followed those up with an 8 and then backtracked to 7. Now it seems that Nokia will soon be filling in the other gaps, with the Nokia 2 briefly showing up at B&H Photo and being recorded before the retailer took it down. Given the numbering, it’s also not surprising to learn that the Nokia 2 will be the cheapest Nokia smartphone yet and with specs to match that price.

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Nokia’s retro-inspired 3310 finally comes to the US

Nokia’s retro-inspired 3310 finally comes to the US

When Nokia parent company HMD Global announced the rebirth of the classic 3310 earlier this year, cellphone enthusiasts were left fawning over its cute design and focus on minimalism. Then came disappointment as it was revealed that the device would only support 2G networks, and wasn't even coming to the US during its spring release. Well, Nokia has finally righted these wrongs, as a new 3G model is coming stateside later this month.

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Nokia 7 brings Bothies to the mid-range

Nokia 7 brings Bothies to the mid-range

The selfie craze has mostly boiled over. And by that, we mean that it has become less of a craze and more a begrudgingly accepted fact of life. Nokia, however, totally missed that boat so it’s doing the next best thing: try to create a new fad, Nokia and HMD call it “Bothie” and it debuted in the Nokia 8. But if that premium smartphone was a tad too much for such a simple thing, then worry not. The Nokia 7 phone is finally here and it’s ready to meet your Bothie needs at a much cheaper price.

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Nokia 9 renders hint at curved edge screen

Nokia 9 renders hint at curved edge screen

The Nokia 8 isn't even out in some major markets (like the US) yet, and there is now word, and a few pretty 3D renders, of a Nokia 9 going around. It seems that the Nokia 8 isn't yet Nokia and HMD's premium race horse, at least not as far as looks go. Though it might be the Nokia 8's equal in terms of specs, based on these images done by OnLeaks for CompareRaja, the Nokia 9 will jump on the bezel-less and curved edge display train that Samsung is currently driving.

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