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HMD releases Nokia 3 kernel source code

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

HMD Global has released the source code for the Nokia 3. The 3 has become the fourth phone in Nokia's lineup to have its kernel source released, following the 1 and 6, as well as the rather late 8, last month.

The source code allows developers to much more easily build custom software, and it's definitely nice to see. With that being said, HMD still hasn't unlocked any of the Nokia devices' bootloaders, making the source code a lot less useful than it should be.

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HMD releases Nokia 3 kernel source code was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Nokia placed fifth in European smartphone shipments in Q1 2018

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

Nokia-branded devices accounted for 3.5 percent of European smartphone shipments in the first quarter of 2018, according to industry analysis firm Canalys. That puts Nokia in fifth place with 1.6 million devices shipped. This is despite an overall decline of 6.3 percent in smartphone shipments during the same period.

The HMD Global-operated brand maintained its position since the fourth quarter of 2017, during a period of "smartphone fatigue" in which the two top vendors in the region, Samsung and Apple, slipped by 15.4 and 5.4 percent, respectively.

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Nokia placed fifth in European smartphone shipments in Q1 2018 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Nokia placed fifth in European smartphone shipments in Q1 2018

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

Nokia-branded devices accounted for 3.5 percent of European smartphone shipments in the first quarter of 2018, according to industry analysis firm Canalys. That puts Nokia in fifth place with 1.6 million devices shipped. This is despite an overall decline of 6.3 percent in smartphone shipments during the same period.

The HMD Global-operated brand maintained its position since the fourth quarter of 2017, during a period of "smartphone fatigue" in which the two top vendors in the region, Samsung and Apple, slipped by 15.4 and 5.4 percent, respectively.

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Nokia placed fifth in European smartphone shipments in Q1 2018 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Nokia 6.1 comes to the U.S. with a Snapdragon 630 and Android One for $269 on May 6

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

HMD Global has announced the new Nokia 6.1, available in the U.S. starting on May 6. Yes, you read that name correctly; instead of going with a more traditional "Nokia 6 2018," HMD opted for the point release moniker. Despite this oddity, this phone packs a great value, coming at $269 for some nice specs.

What we know so far is that it features a 5.5" FHD IPS LCD, a Snapdragon 630 SoC, Zeiss-optimized 16MP rear/8MP front cameras, (a partnership similar to Huawei and Leica), USB-C fast charging, face unlock, and Oreo thanks to Android One.

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Nokia 6.1 comes to the U.S. with a Snapdragon 630 and Android One for $269 on May 6 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

HMD Global finally releases Nokia 8 kernel source code

Saturday, April 21st, 2018

Despite doing a pretty good job on keeping its phones up to date, HMD Global has until recently had a bit of trouble with releasing the kernel sources for its devices. But in a "finally" moment, the exclusive manufacturer of the Nokia brand has released the Nokia 8 source codes to the developer community.

Having this code allows developers to start tinkering with custom software for the device(s) in question. These kernel sources for the Nokia 8, which was very well-received by our very own (awesome) Rita, have often been requested by the dev community since the phone launched.

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HMD Global finally releases Nokia 8 kernel source code was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

HMD begins Oreo rollout for Nokia 3, also releases kernel source code for Nokia 1 and 6

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

HMD Global has a stellar track record of releasing timely Android firmware updates and its good form continues today. Nokia 3 owners can expect Android 8.0 Oreo to start rolling out to their devices shortly. At the same time, a new page has appeared on the Nokia website providing kernel source code for the Nokia 1 and 6.

Juho Sarvikas, the Chief Product Officer at HMD, has been a great ambassador for the company and its commitment to near-stock Android with fast updates.

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HMD begins Oreo rollout for Nokia 3, also releases kernel source code for Nokia 1 and 6 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Nokia Camera with Pro Camera mode available to try [APK Download]

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

With the announcement of the Nokia 7 Plus and 8 Sirocco at MWC came the news that HMD Global was bringing back the beloved Nokia Lumia Pro Camera mode to its new devices. HMD's Juho Sarvikas even mentioned that all Nokia devices with Zeiss optics would get the Pro Camera experience, so we were left wondering if existing models might get updated with the new Camera app as well. And now we have a bit of an answer.

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Nokia Camera with Pro Camera mode available to try [APK Download] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android 8.1 is now rolling out to the Nokia 5 and 6 (2017)

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

HMD Global is fast gaining the reputation as the best Android phone-maker around when it comes to fast OS updates. Its Nokia-branded phones have been updated ahead of the pack more often than not in recent months, and with the news that all future devices will run pure versions of Android (One or Go), the Finnish company has made a strong commitment to continue that good work. We're now hearing that Android 8.1 Oreo is beginning to roll out to the Nokia 5 and the 2017 Nokia 6.

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Android 8.1 is now rolling out to the Nokia 5 and 6 (2017) was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Hands on with the Nokia 1, Nokia 6 (2018), Nokia 7 Plus, and Nokia 8 Sirocco

Sunday, February 25th, 2018

The Nokia phone brand has been on quite a journey since its heyday in the late nineties and early two-thousands (or aughts, as David would have me write it). After Nokia's smartphone business was sold to Microsoft and became the Windows Phone flagbearer while that was still a thing, the baton has now been passed to HMD Global. HMD has been releasing Android phones under the Nokia name for just over a year now, and it's fair to say the brand is stronger than it has been for a very long time.

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Hands on with the Nokia 1, Nokia 6 (2018), Nokia 7 Plus, and Nokia 8 Sirocco was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Nokia smartphones will be Android One devices going forward

Sunday, February 25th, 2018

The Android One initiative was designed to bring a pure, stock version of the OS to low-cost phones in emerging markets to ensure better performance and faster updates. But since it was first announced in 2014, it’s morphed into something more akin to Google Play Edition phones, offering at least 2 years of updates and zero bloatware on hardware of any level.

HMD’s Nokia-branded phones, much like Motorola devices, have always launched with very few customizations.

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Nokia smartphones will be Android One devices going forward was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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