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[Update: It’s Back] HMD Global’s bootloader unlock server for the Nokia 8 has been down for days

HMD Global wasn't the fastest to jump onto the 5G bandwagon, but they did bring the first Android One smartphone with global 5G support. The company has a clear Android 10 update roadmap for its users, and they are not shy to explore the possibility of running a touchless version of Android on feature phones....

Nokia 8 Sirocco and Samsung Galaxy A30s receive stable Android 10 update

HMD Global relies on a number ODMs like Foxconn (and its subsidiary, FIH Mobile) and Longcheer to manufacture its Nokia-branded Android smartphones. While the practice is certainly useful to keep costs down, it has unintentionally exposed the company's internal firmware hosting servers multiple times. For example, the pre-release Android 10 update packages for the Nokia...

Android 10 internal beta leaks for the Nokia 8 Sirocco and Nokia 5.1 Plus

HMD Global’s bootloader unlock policy might be a mess, but the company still has a pretty good reputation among Android enthusiasts due to their speedy update schedule and minimal software changes. Be it the entry-level Nokia 2.2 or the mid-range Nokia 7.2, HMD Global has kept its promise to roll out the Android 10 update...

[Update 2: New Roadmap] HMD Global reveals Android 10 update roadmap for its Nokia smartphones, teases cheap 5G phone for 2020

The latest version of Android, formerly known as Android Q, will be called Android 10 as part of Google's newest efforts to give Android a fresher look. That's it, no fluff, no dessert name---just Android 10. And while this may make sense from a business perspective, it is still not sitting well with Android enthusiasts....

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...

Digital Wellbeing arrives on the Nokia 6 and Nokia 8 with Android Pie

HMD Global has been committed to bringing the latest software updates to most of its Android devices. The first generation Nokia 6, which was launched with Android 7.0 Nougat, recently got the Android 9 Pie update along with February's security patch. As part of the update, Nokia 6 has also received some of the features exclusive to the...

Kernel sources for the Nokia 8 Sirocco and Xiaomi Redmi Note 2/2 Pro/Note 3 (MediaTek) are now available

Xiaomi's kernel source release policy, as per my conversation with senior officials as well as official statements made by them, is that the company would aim to release the kernel source of a device within three months after its launch. This policy decision was to apply prospectively and not retrospectively, though the company did show...

Nokia 8 Sirocco’s Android Pie update is rolling out now

Last month, HMD Global started rolling out the stable Android Pie update to the Nokia 8. In that article, we mentioned Nokia 8 Sirocco users were feeling forgotten. The Nokia 8 Sirocco was supposed to get Android Pie in November, but the month came and passed, then December went by without a word as well....

Nokia 8’s stable Android Pie update is now rolling out

The Nokia 8 has been a bittersweet smartphone for a lot of people. When HMD Global began licensing the Nokia brand it left many people skeptical about how it would turn out. Sure, a lot of the initial employees originally came from Nokia, but Android was something these employees weren't familiar with. However, since then...

Nokia 8 gets Android Pie beta release

A lot of Android fans were skeptical when HMD Global took over the Nokia smartphone brand. However, for the most part, they've done a good job of releasing competitive devices and keeping them up to date. We seem to be constantly writing about Nokia phones getting updates. Last month, the Nokia 8's Android Pie update...

Android Pie internal beta update leaks for the Nokia 8

HMD Global has proven themselves to be one of the few device makers that can deliver regular Android updates to all their devices. All of their Nokia-branded devices feature near-stock Android out-of-the-box, and many of the devices are part of the Android One program. The Nokia 7 Plus was one of the few non-Google devices to...

Nokia 6.1 & 6.1 Plus get Android Pie this month, Nokia 8 & 8 Sirocco next month

The official Android Pie update saga has yet to get any sort of momentum. Android 9 Pie was released by Google for the Google Pixel/XL and the Google Pixel 2/XL in August. On the same day of release, Essential rolled out the Android Pie update to the Essential Phone. Since then, we have seen the...