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Nokia 8 won’t support Android Oreo’s quick updates feature

HMD has confirmed on its forums that Project Treble won't be part of any current devices, including the new Nokia 8.

Project Treble makes the OTAs modular allowing manufacturers to update their devices faster and longer.

Google has already updated their 2016 Pixel Smartphones with Treble, but HMD contradicts saying that Google only supports Project Treble on phones launching with Android 8.0 Oreo.


"Nokia 8 was launched with Android 7.0 Nougat™ however we recently upgraded this device to Android 8.0 Oreo™. Unfortunately Google only supports Project Treble on phones launching on Android 8.0 Oreo™, not phones upgrading to their software.

HMD is fully committed to implementing Project Treble on all new Android Oreo products in the near future and we apologise for any disappointment this may cause."

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Nokia 9 Release Date Revealed!!!

Nokia 9 Release Date Revealed!!!
Nokia's next generation device is expected to feature a total overhaul with new design and major improvements under the hood.

We have already seen the Nokia 9 via Design Leaks. The device is expected to feature bent display just like the Galaxy Note Edge, faster processor, upgraded camera, and tiny chin and top.

HMD hasn’t confirmed a release date for the Nokia 9 and is unlikely to reveal anything until a few weeks before the launch.


However, although 2017 launch looks almost certain, Chinese media Mydrivers is confident that the Nokia 9 won’t arrive this year.

They say that HMD is planning to announce the Nokia 9 with a new Smartphone "Nokia 8 (2018)" on January 19. The Nokia 8 2018 would feature similar specs just like the Nokia 8 but with Full Screen 18:9 Display.

Nokia 8 comes with Outdated 5.3-inch QHD IPS display with huge chin and top bezels. It is powered by the Snapdragon 835 SoC, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of internal storage. The phone comes dual rear cameras with Zeiss Optics, Splashproof (IP54), OZO 360-degree Audio, and includes USB Type-C port, Bluetooth 5.0, and NFC. The phone runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat.

Nokia 3 will jump straight to Android 8.0 Oreo

The Nokia 3 will forgo Android 7.1.2 Nougat and will be upgraded straight to Android 8.0 Oreo, HMD has revealed. Juho Sarvikas, Chef Product Officer for HMD Global made the announcement in a response to a Nokia 3 user.

Recently Nokia announced that Nokia 6 and Nokia 5 will be the next Nokia devices to get Android 8.0 Oreo Beta Build. Note that Nokia has already updated the Nokia 8 to Official Android 8.0 Oreo. 

The Nokia 3 is on the last of the list and may get Android 8.0 Oreo by early 2018. The device currently runs Android 7.0 Nougat.

Android 8.0 Oreo is the latest version of Android. The update comes with new features like PIP (Picture in Picture), new emoji, Notification timeout, and redesigned settings menu.



Nokia begins rolling out Android Oreo to Nokia 8

After approximately one month of testing, Nokia has started rolling out an official version of Android Oreo to the Nokia 8.

If you own a Nokia 8 you should have received the over-the-air update notification for Android 8.0 Oreo. The Android 8.0 Oreo for the Nokia 8 weighs in at around 1518MB and comes with build number V4.35J.

Apart from Android 8.0 Oreo Goodies which includes new Settings and Notification panel UI, Picture in Picture (PIP), Adaptive icons, Autofill, Notification dots, Nokia has also added November 2017 Security Patch.

Nokia's instructions explain that for a successful installation, the battery in your phone should be at least 50% charged and your device should be connected to a Wi-Fi network or LTE.

If you haven't got the notification of this new software update yet, Just go to Settings - About Phone - Software updates, and It will automatically start downloading the latest update. The update will take around 10-15 minutes to get Installed on your device.

Image: Juho Sarvikas‏

Android Oreo coming soon to Nokia 6

Android Oreo coming soon to Nokia 6
Now that Google has released the next version of Android, Android 8.0 Oreo, the wait for the devices to get the update has already started. Nokia recently announced Android 8.0 Oreo beta for the Nokia 8 and promised the same for other Nokia Smartphones in the future.

Chief Product Officer, HMD Global Juho Sarvikas recently announced that the company will provide Android Beta preview for the Nokia 6 pretty soon. Juho Sarvikas said that Android Oreo for the Nokia 6 is around the corner.


But, what about the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 7? Well, a few weeks back HMD's Chief Product Office on his twitter handle announced that the Nokia 3 , Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 will be soon getting Android Oreo Beta. The recently announced Nokia 7 will be added to the list pretty soon.

Once you migrate to the Beta path, you will continue to receive Open Beta OTAs. You will NO LONGER receive the regular Official Stable OTAs.

Source: Juho Sarvikas | Image: Cnet



November Security update is now live for Nokia 3

November Security update is now live for Nokia 3
The  Nokia 3 just got a new software update with latest Android security patch, bug fixes, and improvements.

If you own a Nokia 3 you should have received the over-the-air update notification for November 1 Android security update. While this update would have been more exciting if it had brought Nougat 7.1.2, which is already available for Nokia 5, Nokia 6, and Nokia 8.


Nokia's instructions explain that for a successful installation, the battery in your phone should be at least 50% charged and your device should be connected to a Wi-Fi network or LTE.

If you haven't got the notification of this new software update yet, Just go to Settings - About Phone - Software updates, and It will automatically start downloading the latest update. The update will take around 10-15 minutes to get Installed on your device.

Via: NPU

Nokia 7 gets its first big update

Just a few weeks back HMD announced the Nokia 7 with Mid-tier specs and ZEISS Optics. The entire package is available at a starting price of 2499 Yuan ($377) on JD (Chinese e-commerce platform).

The device is now getting its very first update with latest November Security patch. This update weighs in at around 172 MB and improves Camera and Network performance.


Nokia’s instructions explain that for a successful installation, the battery in your phone should be at least 50% charged and your device should be connected to a Wi-Fi network or LTE.

If you haven't got the notification of this new software update yet, Just go to Settings - About Phone - Software updates, and It will automatically start downloading the latest update. The update will take around 10-15 minutes to get Installed on your device.

Nokia 7 Specs: The Nokia 7 features a 5.2-inch FHD IPS display with huge chin but slim design. It is powered by the Snapdragon 630 SoC, 4/6GB of RAM, and 64/128GB of internal storage. The phone comes with Splashproof (IP54) ratings, and includes USB Type-C port, Bluetooth 5.0, and NFC. The phone runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat.

Nokia 7 Unboxing and Hands On

Just a few weeks back HMD announced the Nokia 7 with Mid-tier specs and ZEISS Optics. The entire package is available at a starting price of 2499 Yuan ($377) on JD (Chinese e-commerce platform). But it seems that the company has no plans to launch the Nokia 7 outside China.

In this Video, let's take a look at the beautiful new Nokia 7 and it's Box contents from all angles.


Nokia 5 is now available in 3GB RAM Variant

Nokia 5 is now available in 3GB RAM Variant
Nokia 5 with 3GB RAM Option has been announced for Indian markets. The smartphone will be available exclusively on Flipkart for one week starting Tuesday, November 7. After the first sale, Nokia 5 will also be made available in select retails stores.

"Nokia 5 has already forged a reputation for being a beautifully crafted phone which punches well above its weight. Now we have added more memory so fans can get enhanced performance in the same precision engineered design," said Ajey Mehta, Vice President India, HMD Global in a press statement.


With Nokia 5, you get 5.2" HD display, Seamless aluminium unibody, Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, 2/3 GB RAM, 16GB storage with Support for up to 128 GB, Stock Android 7.0 Nougat. It comes with a 3000 mAh battery.

Camera wise, the Nokia 5 features 13MP rear camera with PDAF, 1.12um, f/2, dual tone flash, to the front there's a 8MP with AF, 1.12um, f/2, FOV 84 degrees. It comes in Tempered Blue, Silver, Matte Black and Copper color options.

Moto X4 vs Nokia 7: Specs Comparison

Moto X4 vs Nokia 7
OS And Hardware
OSAndroid 7.1.1 NougatAndroid 7.1.1 Nougat
Processor2.2 GHz Octa-core CPU2.2 GHz Octa-core CPU
ChipsetSnapdragon 630Snapdragon 630
GPUAdreno 540Adreno 540
Display
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 3Corning Gorilla Glass 3
TypeLTPS IPSIPS
Screen Size5.2 inches FHD5.2 inches FHD
Memory
Internal32/64 GB64 GB
RAM3/4 GB4/6 GB
Camera
PrimaryDual 12 MP f2.0, 1.4um16MP ZEISS Sensor
Secondary8 MP5 MP
Battery and Power
Type3000 mAh | Quick Charging3000 mAh
Other
IP68YesNo
Price
USD$399$377

Which one would you choose?

HMD Announces Nokia 2!!!

HMD Announces Nokia 2!!!
The Nokia 2 is now official with integrated Google Assistant, and 4100mAh battery that offer a new level of functionality and convenience.

As for the rest of the story that has been leaked in various forms over the past weeks, this is what we are looking at. So, we have a battery-centric Nokia device which offers 2 day long lasting battery life.

With the Nokia 2, you get a 5.0-inch HD IPS display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage, 8MP rear and, 5MP front camera, 4100mAh battery, and Android 7.1.1 Nougat with confirmed upgrade to Android Oreo.


The Nokia 2 will be available starting on Mid-November. The Nokia 2 be offered in a rich color palette including Black, White, and Copper.

What else new, though? Well, Nokia 2 features Gorilla Glass 3 protection, Sculpted polycarbonate back, and will be available as both single SIM and dual SIM variants. The Nokia 2 starts at 99 Euro. 

If you ask me the Nokia 2 and today's launch was quite disappointing. We were expecting Nokia to announce the quality Nokia 7. Also Launch event was for India and they announced pricing for Europe.. Eh!

Full Nokia 2 Specs

[Update: Only Nokia 2] Nokia is Announcing the Nokia 7 and Nokia 2 Today, Watch the Event Live Here!

Update: Nokia announces Nokia 2, No Nokia 7!

The Nokia 7 and Nokia 2 will be officially announced in India today during a live streamed event at 12:00 PM IST. HMD will show off the Nokia 2 and Nokia 7, tell us the new features.

During this Livestream, we are sort of expecting to see the price of the new devices and Launch day offers. You can watch out the live event here:


Nokia 7 Specifications and Features

The Nokia 7 features a 5.2-inch FHD IPS display with huge chin but slim design. It is powered by the Snapdragon 630 SoC, 4/6GB of RAM, and 64/128GB of internal storage. The phone comes with Splashproof (IP54) ratings, and includes USB Type-C port, Bluetooth 5.0, and NFC. The phone runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat.

The attraction for the phone is it's "Bothie" feature, which was introduced along with the Nokia 8. It allows you to use both the front and the rear Camera's together. At the back, there is a single camera of 16MP with Zeiss optics along with an 5MP front-facing camera.


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Nokia 2 Rumored Specifications and Features

Nokia 2 would feature a 4.7 - 5" display, Snapdragon 212 SoC clocked at 1.27 GHz, paired with 1GB RAM, and Android 7.1.1 Nougat. 

Nokia plans to price the device at around $99 which is Rs. 6000. 

Which one would you buy? Let us know in the below comment section-

Nokia 2 Specs


Nokia 2 Specification
OS And Hardware
OSAndroid OS 7.1.1 Nougat
ProcessorQuad-Core
ChipsetSnapdragon 212
GPUAdreno 304 GPU
Splashproof-
Body
Dimensions-
Weight-
ColorsBlack and White
Display
Screen Size5.0
ResolutionHD
ProtectionGorilla Glass 3
Memory
Internal8 GB
RAM1 GB
Camera
Primary8MP
Secondary5MP
Battery and Power
Type4000 mAh battery
Status
AnnouncedNo
Expected Price
USD$99
INR6,000

Android Oreo Beta coming soon to Nokia 3, 5, 6, and 7

Android Oreo Beta coming soon to Nokia 3, 5, 6, and 7
Now that Google has released the next version of Android, Android 8.0 Oreo, the wait for the devices to get the update has already started.

Nokia today announced that the company will provide Android Beta preview before the final update. Additionally, Android Oreo beta for the Nokia 8 is already live, so users could test Android Oreo before Public roll-out.


But, what about the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6, and Nokia 7? Well, HMD's Chief Product Office on his twitter handle announced that the Nokia 3 , Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 will be soon getting Android Oreo Beta. The recently announced Nokia 7 will be added to the list pretty soon.

Once you migrate to the Beta path, you will continue to receive Open Beta OTAs. You will NO LONGER receive the regular Official Stable OTAs.

Nokia officially announces Android Oreo Beta Program for Nokia 8

Nokia officially announces Android Oreo Beta Program for Nokia 8
Now that Google has released the next version of Android, Android 8.0 Oreo, the wait for the devices to get the update has already started.

Nokia has now decided to launch the Android Beta preview before the final update. Just a few weeks back the company revealed that they are internally testing Nokia 8 Android Oreo update but now Nokia 8 owners will also be able to test the same.


If you own a Nokia 8, you can enroll in the Android 8.0 Oreo beta program by signing up at Nokia Betalabs.

"Our growing community of beta testers are the first to receive Android 8.0 Oreo. By testing the software ahead of general release, your feedback will help us create the smoothest and purest Nokia phones experience.

To join, all you need is a working Nokia 8."

Nokia 7 India release date REVEALED

Recently HMD announced the Nokia 7 in China. This phone comes with Mid-tier specs, Unique design and ZEISS Optics.

The Nokia 7 features a 5.2-inch FHD IPS display with huge chin but slim design. It is powered by the Snapdragon 630 SoC, 4/6GB of RAM, and 64/128GB of internal storage. The phone comes with Splashproof (IP54) ratings, and includes USB Type-C port, Bluetooth 5.0, and NFC. The phone runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat.


The attraction for the phone is it's "Bothie" feature, which was introduced along with the Nokia 8. It allows you to use both the front and the rear Camera's together. At the back, there is a single camera of 16MP with Zeiss optics along with an 5MP front-facing camera.

Now, HMD Global has sent out invites for an event in India on October 31, where the company is expected to reveal the Nokia 7. The invite says, "HMD Global invites you to an exclusive gathering to unveil the next milestone for Nokia phones."

Nokia 7 will be priced in at around 22-25,000 INR, Will you buy the Nokia 7?

These Photos were shot with the Nokia 7

Nokia announced its new Nokia 7 smartphones this month with Snapdragon 630 SoC, 4/6GB of RAM, and 64/128GB of internal storage. It also features Splashproof (IP54) ratings, and includes USB Type-C port, Bluetooth 5.0, and NFC.

The attraction for the phone is it's "Bothie" feature, which was introduced along with the Nokia 8. It allows you to use both the front and the rear Camera's together. At the back, there is a single camera of 16MP with Zeiss optics along with an 5MP front-facing camera.

Unedited sample photos has made its way to the Internet showing how the Nokia 7 performs in the real world.

Here’s a selection of sample photos shot in a number of environments and lighting situations with various camera settings.
Judging by the Images, the Nokia 7 performs really well. If you ask me, the Nokia 7 will be a success if priced right in other markets.

Currently Nokia 7 is available in Black and White color options. The device will pack a 3000mAh battery with quick charge support.

Nokia 7 will be available for purchase in China beginning October 24. The 4GB model will be available for 2,499 Yuan ($377) and 6GB model for 2,699 Yuan ($407), Will you buy the Nokia 7?


Via: 4Gnews

Nokia 2 price revealed in latest leak

Just a few days back HMD announced the brand new Nokia 7 and now the company is planning to announce another and it's 6th Nokia branded Smartphone Nokia 2 in the coming week.


We have already seen the Nokia 2 in a couple of leaks. With 4.7 - 5" display,  the Nokia 2 would feature Snapdragon 212 SoC clocked at 1.27 GHz, paired with 1GB RAM, and Android 7.1.1 Nougat.

Today, we have a new leak confirming the price and arrival of the Nokia 2 in the US market. According to B&H e-commerce platform, the Nokia 2 is coming soon in the US markets and will be priced at $99.

Thoughts?
(Via: Winfuture)


Nokia 7 Official Specs


Nokia 7 Specification
OS And Hardware
OSAndroid OS 7.1.1 Nougat
Processor64-bit CPU
ChipsetSnapdragon 630
GPUAdreno 508 GPU
SplashproofIP54
Body
Dimensions141.2 x 71.45 x 7.92mm
Weight-
ColorsBlack and White
Display
Screen Size5.2
ResolutionFHD
ProtectionGorilla Glass 3
Memory
Internal64/128 GB
RAM4/6 GB
Camera
Primary16MP 1.12um pixel, f1.8 aperture with Zeiss Optics
Secondary5MP
Battery and Power
Type3000 mAh battery
Status
AnnouncedYes
Price
USD$377 (64GB)/$407 (128GB)
Yuan2,499 (64GB)/2,699 (128GB)
INR24,000 (64GB)/26,000 (128GB)

Nokia 7 is Official: Price, New Features & Specs

HMD announced the Nokia 7 today. This phone comes with Mid-tier specs and ZEISS Optics. The entire package is offered at a starting price of 2499 Yuan ($377).

The Nokia 7 features a 5.2-inch FHD IPS display with huge chin but slim design. It is powered by the Snapdragon 630 SoC, 4/6GB of RAM, and 64/128GB of internal storage. The phone comes with Splashproof (IP54) ratings, and includes USB Type-C port, Bluetooth 5.0, and NFC. The phone runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat.


The attraction for the phone is it's "Bothie" feature, which was introduced along with the Nokia 8. It allows you to use both the front and the rear Camera's together. At the back, there is a single camera of 16MP with Zeiss optics along with an 5MP front-facing camera.

The Nokia 7 is available in Black and White color options. The device will pack a 3000mAh battery with quick charge support.

Nokia 7 will be available for purchase in China beginning October 24. The 4GB model will be available for 2,499 Yuan ($377) and 6GB model for 2,699 Yuan ($407), Will you buy the Nokia 7?


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