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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...

HMD starts rolling out the Android 11 update for the Nokia 3.2

The software has always been a contentious issue on Android phones since the day they were first conceived. Some companies can nail the software experience just right but can fail to provide updates promptly. Other times, the software experience can be slow and bloated, but updates will actually come fairly frequently. HMD, more often than...

Bootloader unlock method has been found for the Nokia 8.3 5G

HMD Global's bootloader unlocking policy isn't favorable to users interesting in modding or rooting Nokia smartphones. The company still hasn’t provided a bootloader unlock method for any of its devices (except the Nokia 8) even after initially promising they would allow for unlocking devices “one at a time”, leaving users at the mercy of unofficial...

Nokia 5.4, Nokia 3.4, and Nokia Power Earbuds Lite launched in India

After launching the Nokia 5.4 and Nokia 3.4 in Europe last year, HMD Global is now bringing both phones to the Indian market. Alongside the smartphones, the company has also launched the Nokia Power Earbuds Lite truly wireless earphones. Nokia 5.4: Specifications Specification Nokia 5.4 Display 6.39-inch (720 x 1600 pixels) HD+ 20:9 aspect ratio SoC Octa-Core Snapdragon 662 11nm 4...

Nokia 1.4 debuts with a giant screen and small price

HMD Global this week announced the Nokia 1.4, which the company is touting as “family-friendly.” That’s because not only is the device’s display nice and big, but the price is low—the perfect combo for a good starter phone. The Nokia 1.4 features a 6.51-inch HD+ display with a teardrop design, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 215 processor, and...

Stable Android 11 update finally goes live for Nokia 8.3 5G in several countries

HMD Global is kicking off the stable Android 11 rollout for the Nokia 8.3 5G. According to the company’s official timeframe, the Nokia 8.3 was supposed to receive the Android 11 update in Q4 2020, but it’s only now — one month later — that the company is fulfilling its promise. Better late than never,...

HMD Global’s Nokia 6.2 successor will retain the headphone jack

After launching the Nokia 2.4, Nokia C1 Plus, and Nokia 5.4 late last year, HMD Global is now gearing up to launch a successor to the Nokia 6.2 from 2019. As per a recent leak, the upcoming device will feature a slightly updated design, a larger display, and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. Much like its...

POCO M3, Redmi 9 Power, Moto E7, and Nokia 5.4 forums are now open

The last few weeks have been filled with smartphone launches with companies like POCO, Redmi, Motorola, and Nokia taking the wraps off of their latest budget-friendly offerings, namely, the POCO M3, Redmi Note 9 Power, Moto E7, and Nokia 5.4. We have now opened up XDA forums for all four phones, providing users with a...

HMD Global announces U.S. e-commerce store for Nokia devices

If you’ve procrastinated to buy a gift for the upcoming holidays, HMD Global has you covered. The company now has an online store for Americans to purchase Nokia-branded devices and accessories, allowing consumers to do some last minute gift shopping for friends and family. HMD Global is positioning the new e-commerce store as a way to...

Nokia C1 Plus is a crazy cheap 4G smartphone headed for Europe

Nokia on Monday announced the Nokia C1 Plus, a slightly upgraded version of the last year’s ultra-affordable Nokia C1. The main takeaway of the Nokia C1 Plus is that the phone now offers 4G connectivity, making it one of the cheapest Android smartphones on the market. It should be noted that a proper successor already...

HMD Global launches Nokia 5.4 with an HD+ hole-punch display, Snapdragon 662, 48MP cameras for 189 euros

It has already been four years since Nokia re-entered the smartphone market after their Microsoft-sponsored decline. HMD Global, the Finnish company that manages the Nokia brand, now has a diverse lineup of smartphones. They announced the mid-ranger Nokia 5.3 in March 2020 and even though the launch in other markets including India was delayed due...