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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.

Nest reportedly interested in buying Nokia’s health division

Monday, April 16th, 2018

Nearly one year ago, Nokia aquirred Withings, a French company selling smart health products. It was Nokia's first major dive into consumer electronics in years, HMD's Nokia-branded devices aside. The health division was put under strategic review in February, leaving its future uncertain. Now we know at least one company interested in buying it - Nest.

Nokia is now close to selling its Health division, with a number of companies bidding for ownership.

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Nest reportedly interested in buying Nokia's health division was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

The Nokia 6 (2018) is available for purchase in the US

Monday, April 16th, 2018

Nokia kicked off 2018 by announcing a revamped version of the Nokia 6, which is creatively called the Nokia 6 (2018). Last we heard, the new Nokia 6 was supposed to launch in the US this May, but there are listings up today on Amazon and Walmart for the US version of the phone. It can be yours for about $270.

The Nokia 6 (2018) is a mid-range phone, but it's a step up from last year's version.

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The Nokia 6 (2018) is available for purchase in the US 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.

Here are all the Android Go phones announced at MWC 2018

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Android Go was first introduced by Google at I/O in May 2017, so it's been a long wait for real devices running the slimmed-down Oreo experience. We hoped Mobile World Congress in Barcelona would be when OEMs began launching Android Go phones, and this was confirmed by Google last week.

The first ultra-low-cost phones with 1GB or less of RAM running Android Oreo (Go Edition) have been announced here at MWC.

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Here are all the Android Go phones announced at MWC 2018 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Vodafone and Nokia working on LTE connectivity for future Moon missions

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

Space exploration is a tricky business, especially when it comes to maintaining a strong signal to planet Earth. NASA maintains an array of communication facilities worldwide just to download data from deep-space probes. Future interplanetary missions involving multiple landers and rovers need a way to all talk to each other that doesn't involve radio, and that's where Vodafone and Nokia come in.

Back in March 2017, a group of volunteer scientists and engineers in Germany (known as PTScientists) announced it was planning the world's first private Moon landing, using SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket.

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Vodafone and Nokia working on LTE connectivity for future Moon missions was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

The Nokia 6 (2018) will be sold in the US starting in May

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

Nokia has been making a pretty substantial comeback in the past year or so. The company just announced four new phones at MWC, and it turns out they, along with all future Nokia phones, will be Android One devices. Despite the first-gen Nokia 6 making it stateside via retailers like Amazon and Best Buy, it was initially unclear whether any of the MWC-announced phones would. We now have confirmation from Juho Sarvikas, HMD's chief product officer.

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The Nokia 6 (2018) will be sold in the US starting in May was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Nokia brings back the Lumia’s beloved Camera Pro to its Android devices

Monday, February 26th, 2018

Many moons ago, Nokia's Lumia (later Microsoft's Lumia) devices were lauded for one feature: the camera. The Carl Zeiss optics mixed with the beloved Nokia Camera / Lumia Camera / Nokia Pro Camera app (goodness knows how often the name changed) made for one powerful package that was still unparalleled in the Android world: in August of 2013, Pro Camera had manual focus and shutter speed when, for comparison, the Note 3 released one month later, had neither.

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Nokia brings back the Lumia's beloved Camera Pro to its Android devices was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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