Tag: HMD Global

DontKillMyApp.com shames OEMs that needlessly kill useful background processes to save battery life

The days when third-party battery-saving apps were necessary to hit a satisfactory number of hours off a single charge are long behind the vast majority of Android users, thanks to improvements like Doze and Adaptive Battery. But in some cases, this measure of progress has become something of a Pyrrhic victory, with useful background processes […]

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[Update: Nokia 5.1 Plus too] HMD releases kernel source code for the Nokia 7.1 and Nokia 6.1 Plus

The Nokia 7.1 and 6.1 Plus are mid-range Android One devices that were recently updated to Android 9.0 Pie. Following the update, HMD Global has published their kernel source code on its website. HMD Global releases the kernel source code for its devices as per the terms of the various open source licenses it uses. Since most Nokia […]

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Nokia 8 Sirocco finally gets a slice of Android 9 Pie

Owners of HMD Global’s Nokia 8 Sirocco understandably thought that buying the flagship Android One model would guarantee them fast updates, but they’ve since had to sit back and watch plenty of other phones get Pie ahead of them. Thankfully, the wait is over and the rollout starts today. As HMD points out, it’s the […]

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HMD releases kernel source code for the Nokia 7.1 and Nokia 6.1 Plus

The Nokia 7.1 and 6.1 Plus are mid-range Android One devices that were recently updated to Android 9.0 Pie. Following the update, HMD Global has published their kernel source code on its website. HMD Global releases the kernel source code for its devices as per the terms of the various open source licenses it uses. Since most Nokia […]

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HMD releases kernel source code for the Nokia 8.1

The recently released Nokia 8.1 (also called Nokia X7 in China) is one of the more powerful Android One devices you can currently buy. HMD Global launched the phone last month with Android Pie and has now published the kernel source code. The smell of a fresh new source code release The Nokia 8.1 is […]

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HMD releases kernel source code for the Nokia 7 Plus

The Nokia 7 Plus is one of the HMD Global’s higher-specced phones, although still technically mid-range with its Snapdragon 660 chip and 6″ IPS LCD display, it’s one of the best Android One phones you can get. The Finnish company has now published the kernel source code. Sadly, as with all Nokia-branded Android devices, the […]

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Leaked Nokia 9 PureView video reveals the phone’s main specs and features

The phone Nokia fans have been waiting for is almost here, a new leak told us earlier this week without revealing any details about the upcoming Android One handset aside from its design and penta-lens rear-facing PureView-branded camera. But it turns out there’s also a promo video making the rounds, which mentions the Nokia 9’s […]

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Android 9 Pie is now rolling out to the Nokia 5.1 Plus, while Nokia 8 Sirocco users continue to wait

A little over three months since its official announcement, the Nokia 5.1 Plus is now receiving a stable update to Android 9 Pie. Meanwhile, one of its older siblings, the Nokia 8 Sirocco is a month late for its Pie update, frustrating some users. Juho Sarvikas, Chief product officer at HMD Global (the company behind […]

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New Nokia smartphone hits FCC: Is it another low-end champ?

HMD Global might be prepping another low-cost smartphone for 2019, according to a new filing on the FCC website. Referenced as the Nokia TA-1124, the unannounced smartphone features Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 439 chipset. Announced as Qualcomm’s first 12nm processor, the Snapdragon 439 is an octa-core processor that goes up to 2.0Ghz, supports up to 8-megapixel dual […]

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Nokia 8.1 specs

HMD Global has just unveiled the new Nokia 8.1 in Dubai. The mid-range smartphone sits between the Nokia 7.1 and the company’s flagship offerings, Nokia 8 and Nokia 8 Sirocco. Without further delay, let’s take a look at the full list of Nokia 8.1 specifications. The smartphone sports a 6.18-inch Full HD+ display with 18.7:9 […]

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4 reasons why HMD Global is a spiritual successor to Nokia, not just a brand licensee

This week marks the second anniversary of the Nokia name’s return to smartphones under HMD Global. We’ve seen a slew of smartphones from HMD since then, ranging from entry-level devices to high-powered flagships. It’s easy to dismiss HMD Global as a mere pretender and brand licensee. After all, it’s not the real Nokia, right? Here’s […]

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