Nokia 8 will soon get Android 8.1 Oreo, beta update now available for download

In a surprising move, HMD Global announced that its flagship, Nokia 8 will be updated to Android 8.1 Oreo very soon. For the time being, owners of the smartphone can download the first Android 8.1 Oreo beta build released by HMD and send their feedback to help make the update bug-free.

Those who want to try Android 8.1 Oreo before the Finnish company releases the stable version can join the Beta Labs Program, which does not seem to have a limited number of spots. HMD Global’s Chief Product Offices, Juho Sarvikas, confirmed Android 8.1 Oreo beta will bring a host of new features to the Nokia …

Nokia 7 or Nokia 6 (2018) coming soon to the US

Nokia 7 and Nokia 6 (2018) are both mid-range smartphones that were launched in China just a few months from each other. Although they look like decent devices on paper, they are not yet available outside China.

The good news is that’s about to change if we are to believe the latest decisions coming from the Finnish company. Apparently, HMD filed two smartphones for certification at FCC (Federal Communications Commission) that goes by model numbers: TA-1045 and TA-1016.

We know for sure that these are variations of the same device since HMD confirmed the information in the documents …

Is this even possible? Nokia smartphone with penta-lens camera in the works

The only reason I’m writing about this is that if anyone would be able to pull off something like this, it would definitely be Nokia, or in this case, HMD Global. Some of you probably remember that six years ago Nokia stunned the smartphone industry with the unveiling of world’s first phone to boast an incredible 41-megapixel camera – the Nokia 808 PureView.

Well, it appears that the Finnish company (HMD Global) is now working to bring another amazing device to the market – one that would include a penta-lens camera. Basically, that’s a camera that features five lenses, something very similar …

Expect something "awesome" from Nokia at MWC 2018, HMD executive says

HMD Global has something “awesome” in store for us at MWC 2018. Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer of the company behind the current Android-powered Nokia smartphones, recently took to Twitter to share that he’s super busy with preparations for the upcoming event:  

Sorry for radio silence. Been super busy planning #MWC2018 . Please expect it to be awesome — Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) January 18, 2018
Some of the Nokia phones that we could see at MWC in February include the Nokia 4, a 2018 version of the Nokia 6, the Nokia 7, as well as …

Deal: Nokia Steel is on sale for 20% off on Amazon

Nokia Steel is more of an activity tracker rather than a smartwatch, but at this price, it might not even matter. The wearable device is available in three colors – Black, White, and Rose Gold, but if you want to pay less than the suggested retail price you have one choice only.

Amazon is selling the White Nokia Steel for 20% off, which means you can get now for just $104. The Black version sells for $130, while the Rose Gold is up for purchase for $150.

The Nokia Steel offers 24/7 seamless tracking, including automatic walk, run, swim and more than activities …

The new Nokia Steel HR in Rose Gold may the perfect Valentine's Day gift

Nokia is trying to capitalize on the upcoming Valentine’s Day annual holiday. Giving customers the chance to spend money on gifts for the loved ones is one way to fill up the coffers, right? And as we all know, a hybrid watch makes a great gift, especially if it’s a stylish one like the Nokia Steel HR.

If you’ve been looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift, Nokia’s latest Rose Gold Steel HR smartwatch may match your standards. Unlike the regular version that costs €189, the new Nokia Steel HR in Rose Gold is priced to sell for €220.

However, you …

Surprisingly, Nokia 6 2nd Generation gets Android 8.0 Oreo at first boot

We already know HMD Global is pretty fast when it comes to software update, but we didn’t think it’s that fast. A few days ago, the Finnish company added a new device to its portfolio of smartphones available in China, the Nokia 6 2nd Generation (or Nokia 6 2018).

The official specs sheet that was published when the phone was announced mentions the Nokia 6 2nd Generation ships with Android Nougat on board. However, HMD said the phone will get an Android 8.0 Oreo update soon after launch.

Even though Nokia 6 2nd Generation does ship with Nougat on board, the smartphone is getting the …

Nokia 6 2nd Generation announced with better CPU, OZO Audio and Bothie mode

As expected, HMD Global has just taken the wraps off another Android smartphone, a small Nokia 6 upgrade. Dubbed Nokia 6 2nd Generation, the handset will be exclusively available for purchase in China for $230.

Unlike the previous Nokia 6 model that packs an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, the 2nd Generation comes with an upgraded 2.2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 CPU.

The new Nokia 6 2nd Gen comes in two variations: 32GB and 64GB. Both versions include 4GB RAM though. The former costs $230, whereas the latter will sell for around $245 …

Nokia 7 won't remain China-exclusive for too long, other countries will get it soon

HMD Global introduced the Nokia 7 as a China-exclusive back in October, but it looks like the smartphone will be making outside this country very soon. Unofficially, the smartphone is already available for purchase at some European retailers, but a few lucky countries will get it through official channels.

Word is HMD plans to launch the Nokia 7 in India later this month. Apparently, the smartphone will be available exclusively through Amazon India for a price that hasn’t been disclosed yet.

But that’s not all, as Nokia 7 is expected to arrive in Europe …

Nokia 6 (2018) leaks in real-life pics just before its rumored debut tomorrow

New-fangled Nokia fans already know that the company is prepping itself to reveal a refreshed version of its Nokia 6 soon, uninterestingly dubbed the Nokia 6 (2018), which will be boosting things up with a a speedier series-600 chip, more RAM, and up to 64GB of native storage. The rest of the specs so far seem to be the same as the ones of last year’s regular Nokia 6. 

Supposedly, the slightly-revamped Nokia 6 could see the light of day as early as tomorrow, January 5, though that’s merely a speculation just yet.
Just like that, however, a bunch …