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Xiaomi Mi 10T and Nokia 5.3 kernel sources are now available

Alongside the regular Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro flagship smartphones, Xiaomi also offers more affordable variants in each lineup. The Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro are great options for budget-conscious consumers who want a similar experience to the flagship Mi line without sacrificing much. The Redmi K30S sold in Xiaomi's home country is...

Android 11 internal beta update leaks for the Nokia 8.1

We've seen a number of OEMs such as Nokia, Sony, and others come up with Android 11 update roadmaps, so it's somewhat of a race to see which one among them is able to push out a stable OTA first. In case you have a Nokia 8.1 and want to get an early taste of...

Nokia 5.4 leak suggests Snapdragon 662, 4,000mAh battery, and quad-cameras

After launching the Nokia 8.3 5G, Nokia 3.4, and Nokia 2.4 earlier this year in September, HMD Global is now gearing up to launch the mid-range Nokia 5.4. While the company hasn't officially released any details about the device so far, a recent leak suggests that it will feature Qualcomm's Snapdragon 662 chip, a 4,000mAh...

Pick up a Nokia 8.3 5G for just $550 right now from Best Buy ($150 off)

Are you looking for a decent 5G smartphone that will hit it out of the park, but you don’t want to break the bank? When you add stock Android experience and guaranteed updates into the requirements, very few candidates are left. Fortunately, there is the Nokia 8.3 5G that ticks most of the boxes right...

Nokia 1.3 for $30 is a crazy deal you should check out during Black Friday sales

Smartphones are getting both — smarter and more elaborate. Look around and you will find phones with sparkly designs, multiple cameras, even multiple displays. For those who wish to spend a fortune on a new phone, the sky is the limit! But for those who just want basic calling and internet functionality, Nokia 1.3 with...

OnePlus 8T, Moto G 5G, Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro, and 12 others now support AR apps on Android

Google Play Services for AR (formerly Google ARCore) is a software service that enables applications to create augmented reality experiences on devices without any dedicated AR hardware. While the service uses a device's existing cameras and sensors for the AR experience, Google has to work with OEMs to create custom calibration profiles for each device....

Nokia 2.4 with Helio P22 launched in India for ₹10,399

In September 2020, HMD Global launched three new Nokia smartphones along with some accessories for the global market. Out of these devices, while the Nokia 8.3 had already been announced back in March, HMD Global also unveiled two new entries in its X.4 (X being a numeral here) generation, starting with the Nokia 2.4 and...

Nokia 8 V 5G UW is a powerful new Android device headed to Verizon

HMD Global has announced the Nokia 8 V 5G UW, a new upper mid-range Android smartphone that will be available on Verizon. The hardware is similar to the Nokia 8.3 5G, save for a few key differences, namely the addition of mmWave antennas for Verizon’s Ultra Wideband 5G network. Nokia 8 V 5G UW: Specifications Specification Nokia 8...

HMD Global finally released kernel source code for the Nokia 4.2, Nokia 6.2, and Nokia 7.2

Power users within the Android community have a love-hate relationship with HMD Global. The company’s smartphones under the Nokia brand have been praised for shipping with Android One and for quick updates, but end users are mostly out of luck when it comes to unlocking the bootloader. To rub salt into the wound, the OEM...

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...

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...