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Nokia 3.1 Plus for Cricket review: Returning to US carriers with a decent budget option

Sunday, February 10th, 2019

Nokia's nothing short of a legend when it comes to mobile phones, having been responsible for some of the most iconic handsets of all time. Over the years we've seen the brand change hands numerous times, reinventing itself and crossing platform lines in the process, but it's always been a survivor, managing to find its next niche. Most recently that's meant creating some no-nonsense, streamlined Android handsets under the direction of HMD Global.

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Nokia 3.1 Plus for Cricket review: Returning to US carriers with a decent budget option was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

HMD shares Android 9 Pie update roadmap for Nokia 3.1, 5, and remaining phones

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

Slowly but surely, HMD Global has been rolling out Android 9 Pie to its Nokia-branded phones. The Nokia 7 Plus, 6.1, 6.1 Plus, 5.1, 5.1 Plus, 8, and 8 Sirocco have all received Pie by now. If your Nokia device still doesn't have Pie, don't fret — HMD has laid out its update timeline for all remaining phones.

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HMD shares Android 9 Pie update roadmap for Nokia 3.1, 5, and remaining phones was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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

Sunday, January 13th, 2019

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 carelessly destroyed and developers taking the brunt of user ire. Well, the Urbandroid team — the gang behind apps Sleep As Android, Twilight, and others — doesn't plan on going quietly into the night.

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DontKillMyApp.com shames OEMs that needlessly kill useful background processes to save battery life was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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

Saturday, January 12th, 2019

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.

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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 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Nokia 8 Sirocco finally gets a slice of Android 9 Pie

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

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 8th Nokia phone to get bumped to the latest version of Android. The Nokia 8 Sirocco is undoubtedly the darling of the lineup, at least until the Nokia 9 PureView becomes official, so it's good to see that it's now caught up with its cheaper siblings.

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Nokia 8 Sirocco finally gets a slice of Android 9 Pie was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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

Monday, January 7th, 2019

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 smartphones can't be bootloader unlocked (the Nokia 8 being the exception), so far there isn't much custom ROM developers can do with the source code.

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HMD releases kernel source code for the Nokia 7.1 and Nokia 6.1 Plus was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

HMD releases kernel source code for the Nokia 8.1

Thursday, January 3rd, 2019

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 a solid mid-range offering, with a Snapdragon 710 chip, a 6.2" 1080p display, and a healthy amount of RAM, battery, and internal storage.

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HMD releases kernel source code for the Nokia 8.1 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

HMD releases kernel source code for the Nokia 7 Plus

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019

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 bootloader is locked so the code won't be much use to any ROM builders. Releasing the code is part of the deal with a GPL phone, and HMD is merely complying.

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HMD releases kernel source code for the Nokia 7 Plus was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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

Saturday, December 29th, 2018

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 the Nokia mobile brand since 2017) announced the rollout on Twitter yesterday. As with any update, some markets will take longer than others to go live, but it shouldn't be too long before users see the new OS version on their mid-range handset.

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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 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Nokia 9 PureView with five rear cameras could be real after all

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

A couple of months ago, we saw some supposed leaked images of a Nokia phone with five cameras on the back. It wasn't enough to go on at the time and looked like it could be a crazy fake, but new information leads us to believe such a device is indeed coming.

These images come from the usually reliable @OnLeaks, in partnership with 91mobiles. He's provided a selection of renders, some in 5K, and a 360-degree video.

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Nokia 9 PureView with five rear cameras could be real after all was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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