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HMD Global announces four new Nokia devices and a subscription service at IFA 2022

HMD Global has announced four new Nokia-branded devices at the ongoing IFA 2022 trade show in Berlin -- the Nokia X30 5G, Nokia G60 5G, Nokia C31, and the Nokia T21. Along with these devices, the company has also announced a new subscription service called Circular, which will reward Nokia smartphone users for using their...

The Nokia G400 5G is now available at T-Mobile

The Nokia G400 5G was announced at the top of the year during CES 2022. At the time, the firm did not offer a release date, only saying that the phone was part of a lineup that would arrive at U.S. carriers sometime in the first half of the year. While it's a little late to...

HMD Global releases Nokia handsets aimed at those yearning to revisit the past

Although Nokia is now just a footnote in mobile phone history, it dominated the market at its peak, with nearly 50 percent market share. Despite the brand dying long ago, the name remains, with HMD Global picking up the mantle and producing Android smartphones and feature phones. The company doesn't typically deliver anything earth-shattering these...

HMD Global rolls out Android 12 update to the Nokia G10, G20, and Nokia 2.4

Android 12 has now been out for a while, and Android 13 is just around the corner. Most flagship and mid-range smartphones that are eligible for the Android 12 update from their respective manufacturers have received the new software. However, there are still many devices for which the update hasn’t rolled out yet, particularly some...

Nokia XR20 is the latest HMD Global phone to receive Android 12

Google released the final build of Android 12 in October of last year, and by the end of the year, many of the most popular Android smartphones were already updated. However, it's taking some manufacturers longer than others to upgrade all their phones, and HMD Global has been slow to roll out Android 12 to...

What happened to Android One?

Do you remember Android One? It's a pretty barebones Android variant that came with some smartphones, most notably pretty much all of HMD Global's Nokia-licensed portfolio. However, it's also responsible for the birth of popular devices such as the Xiaomi Mi A1 and was lauded by some thanks to its commitment to quick updates --...

HMD Global reveals three new budget Nokia phones with Android 11 Go

HMD Global has been selling Nokia-branded Android phones for years at this point, though in recent history, it has started to slip behind with software support. That isn't stopping the company from making even more phones, and now there are three more budget devices on the way: the Nokia C21 Plus, Nokia C21, and Nokia...

HMD Global launches ultra-affordable Nokia Lite Earbuds and Nokia Wired Buds in India

HMD Global today expanded its accessories lineup in India with the launch of the Nokia Lite Earbuds and Nokia Wired Buds. Both earphones promise to deliver great sound and a feature-rich experience at a bargain price. Nokia Lite Earbuds The Nokia Lite Earbuds are an affordable pair of true wireless earphones. They were originally launched in Europe...

These are the Best Nokia Phones to buy in 2022

Nokia used to be a household name back in the day when feature phones were all the rage. The brand was almost synonymous with the concept of phones, and it wasn't surprising that they dominated the mobile phone industry until the late 2000s. Then came Android, and with that, came the downfall of Nokia. This...

Nokia G50 is the latest HMD Global phone to get Android 12

The Nokia G50 is a direct successor to the Nokia G20 that launched earlier this year alongside the Nokia G10, packing the budget-oriented Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 chipset. It has a 6.82-inch LCD panel, 4GB of RAM, and launched with Android 11 in September. HMD Global promised that the phone would receive two major upgrades with three...

Nokia X10 is HMD Global’s latest smartphone to get Android 12

Earlier this year in April, HMD Global unveiled a pair of Nokia X series smartphones powered by Qualcomm’s budget 5G-enabled Snapdragon 480 SoC. The company also promised to serve three generations of Android updates for the phone duo. Among them, the Nokia X20 has already received its first major software update in the form of...

Nokia, OnePlus, OPPO, Motorola, and others will support Android 12 dynamic themes

One of the most impressive new features in Android 12 is the automatic Material You theming system, which changes the appearance of your device (specifically, the colors of certain interface elements) based on the current wallpaper. Codenamed 'Monet,' the theming system is currently exclusive to Google's own Pixel devices, but now we know at least...