HMD confirms Nokia 8 will not be coming to the U.S., says it's not “properly banded”

Sad news for Nokia fans in the United States, as HMD has just confirmed that its flagship won’t be launched in this region. Although previous reports from various sources suggested Nokia 8 might eventually be launched in the US, it appears that the smartphone hasn’t been designed for this particular market.

However, not all is lost for US customers, as HMD plans to develop another portfolio of devices specifically built for this market. Some of these devices might be announced as early as Q1 2018 if we are to believe the latest rumors.

The HMD official who …


HMD says all current Nokia smartphones will be upgraded to Android P

HMD has already committed to updating all its Nokia smartphones launched this year to Android 8.0 Oreo. Even the cheap Nokia 3 is supposed to be upgraded to the new version of the OS by the end of the year.

Well, it looks like the Finnish company took it even further and said that all its current Nokia smartphones will be upgraded to Android P soon after Google releases it next year. The announcement was made earlier today at a launch event in the Philippines.

It’s safe to assume that all other Nokia smartphones HMD will launch by the time Android P goes …

HMD official confirms Nokia 3, 5 and 6 will receive Android Oreo update by the end of 2017

Nokia fans who already bought HMD’s new Android smartphones are probably excited for the upcoming Android Oreo updates the Finnish company has already confirmed. All four Nokia-branded handsets are expected to be upgraded to Android Oreo in the coming months, but at least three of them will receive the update by the end of the year.

HMD’s General Manager for Australia, New Zealand, and Indonesia, Mark Trundle (at 5:15) confirmed that Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 will be running Android Oreo by the end of 2017. The company’s flagship, Nokia 8 was spotted online …

HMD working to bring one more smartphone on the market alongside Nokia 2

It looks like the Nokia 2 might not be the only smartphone HMD plans to launch in the coming months. Press renders of what appears to be HMD’s cheapest Android smartphone leaked online last week, but we still don’t know when exactly the Nokia 2 will be officially unveiled.

Two unknown Nokia smartphones have been recently certified in China, which go by the codenames TA-1041 and TA-1042. Both devices listed at the Chinese regulatory commission have quick charge, something that only the Nokia 8 features.

The presence of quick charge support suggests that these …

HMD officials hint to new smartphone with display larger than Nokia 8

With the recent flagship launch, the Nokia brand is back in business, hopefully, for many years to come. Although Nokia is not the company behind the new Android smartphones, HMD is doing a great job restoring the name of the Finnish company to its previous glory.

Nokia 8 is expected to make its debut in Europe in early September for €599, but HMD has no immediate plans to release it in the United States. Even though there are other flagships with slightly better specs (OnePlus 5), the Nokia 8 is cheaper than Samsung Galaxy S8 and Apple iPhone 7.

In an interview …

HMD promises to fix the Dolby Equalizer issue affecting Nokia 5 devices

If you happen to own a Nokia 5, then chances are you’re being affected by a strange issue that prevents the smartphone from opening the Dolby Equalizer settings from certain music apps.

Many Nokia 5 users have noticed that when they try to open the Equalizer app from Google Play Music or Spotify, they get a white screen instead of the audio settings.

Although Dolby Equalizer does work when not specifically opened from those two apps (maybe others too), HMD Global has already acknowledged the problem and said they are already working on a fix.

For those who would still want …

HMD decides to remove the notification LED from the global version of Nokia 6

Here is something that might be of interest to Nokia fans anxious to get their hands on the latest smartphones introduced by HMD Global earlier this year. Nokia 6, the first handset HMD made available on the market (China only), will have different global variants that are supposed to hit the shelves in early August.

Even in China, two Nokia 6 models are available for purchase, but they’re not different when it comes to hardware. The only difference between the TA-1000 and TA-1003 versions is the fact that the latter comes with Google services, whereas the former …

HMD confirms more smartphones are coming this year, but there will never be a Nokia 4

Finnish company HMD Global is in the process of making its new Nokia smartphones available worldwide. The reception of the devices has been so warm that HMD has troubles in providing enough stock for many retailers and carriers across the globe.

However, come mid-July, all three Nokia smartphones that HMD promised to release on the market by the end of June should be available for purchase in just about every country where the company sells its devices.

Moving forward, HMD plans to launch even more smartphones, but there are no plans for any Android tablets. …

HMD to launch new Nokia feature phone, here are the first official pictures

The new Nokia 3310 has already been released in many markets, but this might not be the only feature phone HMD plans to launch this year. While we know the Finnish company is likely to introduce 6 or 7 new handsets by the end of 2017, we don’t know how many smartphones and feature phones are part of HMD’s lineup.

Thanks to some pictures that have been recently published by TENAA, the Chinese regulatory commission, we know HMD will be launching another feature phone in the coming months. The phone doesn’t have a name yet, and no details about its specs or price are available yet.

The …

HMD made some software and hardware changes to the international version of Nokia 6

Although HMD promised to release all its Nokia-branded smartphones globally by the end of June, it looks like many markets won’t be getting two out of the three Nokia handsets until July.

The Nokia 6 is the first Android smartphone launched by HMD, but the device was a China exclusive for many months. The international variant is supposed to hit European markets very soon, while customers in the United States will get the Nokia 6 in early July.

However, there are differences between the Chinese and global variants of the Nokia 6, and one of them is the amount …