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The pure Android One experience sets the Nokia 5.3 apart in India’s budget smartphone market

The Nokia 5.3, one of the first smartphone announcements delayed because of COVID-19, follows in the same footsteps of other Nokia-branded devices launched after 2016. It offers a relatively pure Android software experience as a result of HMD Global's commitment to Google's Android One program. More recently, the Nokia 5.3 was launched in India, where...

Nokia 2 V Tella is an $89 budget phone for Verizon with the MediaTek Helio A22 SoC

HMD Global's Nokia smartphone lineup is pretty straightforward: the lower the model number, the lower-end the device. For example, the Nokia 1 is the lowest-end device from the company, while the Nokia 9 PureView is the company's highest-end model. But there are also secondary models that branch off from the main line, and the differences...

Android 11 Custom ROM List – Unofficially Update Your Android Phone!

As you may be well aware by now, the stable version of Android 11 has now been released to the masses. Google's Pixel series of phones and a handful of Xiaomi devices have joined the update train so far, while official beta builds are available for the OnePlus 8 lineup, the Samsung Galaxy S20 series,...

Official LineageOS 17.1 based on Android 10 is here for the Nokia 6.1

Back in April, the LineageOS team released LineageOS 17.1 with Android 10 as the base. Since then, we’ve seen several devices receive official support from this popular custom ROM distribution, including Google's Pixel lineup. Most recently, the Redmi K20 (also known as the Xiaomi Mi 9T in some regions), Samsung Galaxy S5, and Samsung Galaxy...

Here’s when HMD Global plans to roll out the Android 11 update to Nokia phones

HMD Global has nearly finished rolling out Android 10 to its lineup of Nokia devices, but there's already a new Android update on the horizon. Google recently released Android 11 for its Pixel phones, so understandably, Nokia users are wondering when the update will arrive on their devices. For some users, an update is just...

Hands-on with Night Mode in Google Camera Go: Democratizing Low-Light Photography

If there's one area Google's Pixel smartphones remain undefeated, it is definitely in camera software. Most of the magic in the Google Camera app happens on the software side. Even though the tech giant continues to use the same 12.2MP primary camera on its smartphones since the Pixel 2, the software algorithms backing the Google...

Flipkart to launch six Nokia Smart TVs with integrated Onkyo soundbar in India tomorrow

Nokia is a nostalgic brand with enough brand value that allows it to license its name to others. While HMD Global handles smartphones under the Nokia brand, Flipkart handles smart TVs in India under the Nokia Smart TV branding. Nokia made its entry into the smart TV segment in India back in December 2019, and...

You can now use augmented reality apps on the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2, Xiaomi POCO M2 Pro, ASUS ROG Phone 3, and much more

The list of devices that support Google Play Services for AR is growing. The app, formerly Google ARCore, provides the ARCore SDK for developers to build augmented reality apps on Android. Google Play Services for AR will be pushed to the below devices over the Google Play Store, and users can start downloading and/or using augmented...

HMD Global’s Nokia 7.3 leaks in high quality 3D renders

Nokia-branded smartphones, made by HMD Global, don't always offer the best value proposition, but they make for some amazing smartphones nonetheless. Earlier this week, HMD Global released the Nokia 8.3 5G, the company's first 5G smartphone which comes equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G system-on-chip, a near-stock build of Android 10, a 64MP quad rear...

HMD Global launches the Nokia 8.3 5G, Nokia 3.4, Nokia 2.4, and a bunch of new accessories

HMD Global on Tuesday introduced two new affordable smartphones, including the Nokia 2.4 and the Nokia 3.4, while finally launching the Nokia 8.3 5G that was previously announced back in March. In addition, the company has announced a host of new accessories, including a pair of truly wireless earbuds called the Nokia Power EarBuds.Nokia 8.3...

Nokia 2.1 and Xiaomi Redmi 8A Dual receive Android 10 update

Android 10 has now been out for close to a year, and Android 11 is just around the corner. Since last year's Android release has been available for quite a while now, most flagship and mid-range smartphones that are eligible for an Android 10 update from their respective manufacturers have received the update. However, there...

HMD Global launches Nokia 5.3 and Nokia C3 in India

Finnish startup, HMD Global, resurrected the Nokia brand in December 2016 and since then, the company has been going strong with its extensive lineup of Android smartphones and features phones. Back in March, HMD unveiled its fourth generation of devices — categorized by the "x.3" moniker, including the Nokia 8.3, Nokia 5.3, and Nokia 1.3....