Nokia 6.1 and 6.1 Plus will get Pie this month, Nokia 8 and 8 Sirocco are next

Who is getting a slice of Pie? The Nokia 6.1 and Nokia 6.1 Plus are first in line, they’ll get Android 9.0 this month. Next up are the Nokia 8 and Nokia 8 Sirocco will be updated in November. The Nokia 8 launched in October 2017 with 7.1 Nougat, so in its first year of support the 8 will go through two major Android versions. In total HMD’s Android One-powered Nokias will get two years of platform updates (i.e. new Android versions) and one more year of just security updates. All current Nokia phones will be updated to Pie eventually…

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Nokia 5.1 Plus Renders Surfaced, Nokia X6 Global Variant Said to Receive Taiwan’s NCC Certification

HIGHLIGHTS Nokia 5.1 Plus renders surfaced The renders show a notch design and a dual rear camera setup Nokia X6 global variant has also received a certification in Taiwan While HMD Global is seemingly busy in making the newly launched Nokia 2 (2018), Nokia 3 (2018), and Nokia 5 (2018) available across the worldwide markets, renders highlighting the Nokia 5.1 Plus have surfaced online. The renders showcase that the unannounced handset includes a notch design. In a separate news, the global variant of the Nokia X6 with model number TA-1103 has received Taiwan’s NCC certification. The Nokia X6 debuted in…

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Nokia 6 (2018), Nokia 7 Plus Android 8.1 Oreo Update Now Rolling Out in India

HIGHLIGHTS Nokia 6 (2018) went on sale in India last week The Nokia 7 Plus will go on sale in India starting April 30 Both smartphones run Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box Nokia 6 (2018) (Review) and Nokia 7 Plus have started receiving their Android 8.1 Oreo update in India, over-the-air (OTA). The rollout follows the start of the Android 8.0 Oreo update rollout for the Nokia 3(Review) on Wednesday. Nokia licensee HMD Global has not made any official announcement regarding the start of the rollout; however, our review units of the Nokia 6 (2018) and Nokia 7 Plus have received the…

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Nokia 2 and Other HMD Global Phones Will Not Support Project Treble

HIGHLIGHTS Project Treble is not coming to current Nokia family Smartphones don’t have a separate Vendor implementation Absence of Project Treble support will have “no end-user impact” HMD Global has confirmed that Google’s Project Treble will not be a part of any currently available Nokia phones, including the most affordable Nokia 2 and the flagship Nokia 8. The project, which was announced back in May, enables faster Android updates by reducing the burden on device manufacturers. It is available as an architectural change on Android Oreo. Responding a large number of queries related to the arrival…

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Nokia 3 to Receive Android 8.0 Oreo Update Directly, Skip Android 7.1.2 Nougat

HIGHLIGHTS HMD Global’s Sarvikas confirmed direct Oreo update for Nokia 3 Nokia 3 won’t receive Android 7.1.2 Nougat update The smartphone was launched with Android 7.0 Nougat in February Weeks after bringing an Android Oreo update to Nokia 8, HMD Global is now all set to release the same latest update for Nokia 3. The new move also points to the fact that the Finnish company has no plans to bring an Android 7.1.2 Nougat update for the Nokia 3 smartphone. HMD Global’s Juho Sarvikas on Saturday confirmed the ongoing developments. Sarvikas, the…

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Nokia 9 to Launch on January 19 Alongside the Nokia 8

HIGHLIGHTS HMD Global is rumoured to be hosting an event in China on January 19 Nokia 9 to said to be the showstopper at the China event Price details of the next Nokia flagship also surfaced online After some leaks and rumours, it is now reported that HMD Global is hosting an event in China on January 19 to formally unveil the Nokia 9. The Finnish company is said to showcase the Nokia 8 (2018) in addition to its next flagship model at the Chinese event. Last month, we saw a protective case…

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Nokia will hold a mystery VIP event in Los Angeles on July 28, could be related to HERE Maps

If you consider yourself an avid fan of mobile gadgets and technology, but are completely oblivious as to why Nokia is still loved by many despite the fact that it’s basically out of the market, then you should certainly re-evaluate the claims that you’re an industry enthusiast. Either you hated or loved it, Nokia was the driving of the mobile industry for a long time, but sadly, due to one reason or another, it was forced out of the market it partially created. It’s quite easy to see why the…

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Nokia denies reports it plans to return to smartphones

Nokia notes recent news reports claiming the company communicated an intention to manufacture consumer handsets out of a R&D facility in China,” the company said in a statement. “These reports are false, and include comments incorrectly attributed to a Nokia Networks executive.” Nokia was said to be working on a secret projectthat would result in the company announcing a new smartphone as early as 2016. The Finland-based company was expected to unveil the device and then license its design and name to another company that would handle production and sales,…

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