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Get the 64GB Nokia 3.4 for just $130 ($50 off)

The Nokia 3.4 was announced last year as a lower-end device with a large screen and an affordable price. It originally cost $179 in the United States, which was a bit much given its hardware, but it's now available for just $129.99 from B&H Photo & Video. At that price, the Nokia 3.4 is an...

HMD Global’s new Nokia X20 doesn’t come with a charger in the box

HMD Global recently announced a handful of new budget smartphones, including the Nokia X Series. As we’re learning more about the new devices, it’s come to our attention that the Nokia X20 will ditch the charger in the box when it becomes available. On the product page for the Nokia X20 (via TechDroider), there’s a sustainability...

Motorola Razr 5G and Nokia 2.2 receive stable Android 11 update

The stable release of Android 12 isn’t too far away, but device makers are continuing to roll out Android 11 updates to their smartphones. Motorola, for example, has been doing an appreciable job of sticking to its Android 11 update plan so far and has released the update for several of its devices. However, since...

HMD Global’s Nokia 2.2 can now be bootloader unlocked

Back in 2019, HMD Global's efforts at producing a budget-friendly smartphone yielded the Nokia 2.2. Despite the company's substantial efforts at marketing the device with its "Android One" goodness, enthusiasts weren’t impressed. The first thing that made XDA users hesitate with the purchase more than anything was HMD Global's weird stance towards bootloader unlocking. Yes,...

Forums are now open for Legion Phone Duel 2, Nokia X20 / X10, Nokia G20 / G10, Realme C25, C21, C20 and more

Thursday was chockful of new smartphone announcements — a total of 10 phones launched within a 24-hour window! We witnessed the madness of Lenovo’s crazy gaming phone, Realme's new entry-level lineup, and some interesting mix of new Nokia-branded hardware from HMD Global. To give users a dedicated space to connect with fellow device owners, potentially...

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S5e and HMD Global’s Nokia 4.2 are receiving their Android 11 updates

Android 11 has been here a while now, and while some device makers got an update out the door straight away, others have taken their time to roll out the stable build. Nonetheless, Android 11 rollouts are now in full swing for non-flagship devices of OEMs, and the update love is spreading to more and...

HMD Global will deliver 3 years of OS updates to its new Nokia X phones

HMD Global has just announced a whole lot of new budget Nokia smartphones running on Android 11. The new Nokia X series, G series, and C series mark HMD's departure from the numeric naming and return to alphanumeric names, just like in the late 2000s and early 2010s. Among these smartphones, the Nokia X10 and...

HMD Global’s new Nokia phones offer Android 11 on a budget

Nokia made a comeback to the smartphone market four years ago. The brand inarguably lags far behind its former legacy as the world's biggest phone brand, but its commitment to a bloat-free user experience has helped it maintain a distinct identity, especially in the entry-level and budget segments of the smartphone market. HMD Global, the...

HMD Global rolls out Android 11 to Nokia 8.1 and Nokia 2.3

Last month, HMD Global rolled out the stable Android 11 update to the Nokia 3.2. This month the company is bringing the latest Android 11 software to two more phones: the Nokia 8.1 and Nokia 8.1. In a forum post over at Nokia Community, the company has announced the stable Android 11 update rollout for the...

Qualcomm hires former HMD Global executive Juho Sarvikas for key position

HMD Global's Chief Product Officer, Juho Sarvikas, left the company last month after helping create HMD in 2016. Sarvikas didn't reveal at the time where he would head next, but now it has been revealed that he's joining chip maker Qualcomm. Jim Cathey, SVP and President of Qualcomm's global operations, announced on Twitter that Juho Sarvikas...

HMD Global is hiring a UX designer for its Nokia Android phones

HMD Global’s Nokia phones have earned a name for themselves for offering timely updates and solid software support. A large number of Nokia phones are part of Google’s Android One program and run a near-stock version of Android out-of-the-box. But it appears the company could be looking to lend its software some distinct touch and...

Two high-profile departures poised to shake up OnePlus and HMD Global

HMD Global and OnePlus are some of the most important players in the smartphone industry right now. Neither company has been around longer than a decade, but HMD Global has managed to carve out a niche selling budget phones with stock-like Android, while OnePlus is setting its sights high with premium phones. However, both companies...