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HMD Global will continue to support its first-gen Nokia phones for another year

Back in February 2017, HMD Global announced the re-entry of the Nokia brand with the international launch of the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 smartphones. This was followed up by the Nokia 8 in August 2017 and the Nokia 2 in October 2017. HMD Global executives mentioned in an interview that OEM skins...

[Update: Stable Update Available] Internal Android Pie beta for the Nokia 5 leaks online

It seems like almost every day we're writing about a Nokia phone getting Android Pie. The latest device to get the goods is the Nokia 5, but this is not an official release. An early internal Android Pie beta build for the Nokia 5 has leaked in our forums. The original poster even shared a...

HMD Global unveils the Android Pie update roadmap for Nokia smartphones

If we have to choose one thing to give credit to HMD Global for, I'd pick their commitment to software updates. They always tend to release the latest and greatest flavor of Android for their devices, especially in a timely manner. Thankfully, they use an almost vanilla version of Android, which makes it easier for...

Download the best Google Camera port for your Android device

One of the best developments in the Android community in recent years has been Google Camera ports. The Google Pixel's picture-taking ability is spectacular, even though the camera hardware may be better on other devices. A lot of the Google Pixel's photo magic comes from the Google Camera app. Features like HDR+ and portrait mode...

Get the latest Nokia stock apps on any Nokia-branded phone

Do you have a Nokia phone that doesn't have all of the standard stock apps? In China, Nokia phones have an entirely different set of stock applications complete with a different UI as well. They almost aren't the same phones at all. However, XDA Junior Member Akilesh T of LoveNokia has put up all of the company's stock...

Nokia Camera with Pro Camera mode ported to Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6, and more

Earlier this year we learned that HMD Global was bringing the well-known Nokia Pro Camera mode to the Nokia Camera application for their Zeiss optics branded Android smartphones. This was first announced for the Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 8 Sirocco and has since been released for the Nokia 7 and the Nokia 8. The company...

All Nokia phones from HMD Global will get Android P

Hot off the heels of their announcement of the Nokia 5.1, 3.1, and 2.1, HMD Global has shared some good news regarding Android P. The company's Global Marketing Manager, Niel Broadley, confirmed that Android P will be coming to the entire Nokia portfolio. This is part of their commitment to fast and pure updates. All devices from...

Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 Android 8.1 Oreo stable update rolling out in select markets

The Nokia brand made a comeback in smartphones last year as HMD Global acquired the rights. The company released the Nokia 6, Nokia 5, and the Nokia 3 as its first ever Android smartphones. The phones were followed by the flagship Nokia 8 and the low-end Nokia 2. At Mobile World Congress this year, HMD...

Exploit Targets Qualcomm’s EDL Mode, Affects Some Xiaomi, OnePlus, Nokia and other Devices

Devices with Qualcomm chipsets have a Primary Bootloader (PBL) which typically boots the Android system, but also houses an alternative boot mode known as EDL mode. EDL mode is Qualcomm's Emergency Download Mode and allows an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) to force flash software on a device. This cannot be modified (read-only mode) and has...

Nokia Reintroduces Beta Labs Program for Android 8.0 Oreo Beta Testing

We have a number of smartphone OEMs these days holding their own beta program in an attempt to get the public to try out an unreleased version of Android. Samsung did this with Nougat last year and OnePlus recently pushed out their first Open Beta for the new Oreo update on the OnePlus 3 and...

HMD Global: No Official Bootloader Unlock Method for the Nokia 8

A lot of people have a soft spot for the Nokia brand due to the company's history in the cell phone market. Before smartphones were a thing, Nokia was a big player in the mobile phone business, with millions of devices sold around the world. As smartphones took over, the dominance of Nokia fell to the...

HMD Global Launches Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 in India

HMD Global has launched the new generation of Nokia smartphones in India today. This launch marks Nokia's re-entry into one of the most important smartphone markets in the world, and a region where it once had immense brand recognition especially in the entry level and budget phone segments. The Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6...