Nokia P1 Android Smartphone Leak

Is this the first Android phone Nokia is making?

By on July 7, 2016 at 7:45 AM.

Is this the first Android phone Nokia is making?

Nokia is finally making smartphones, except not really. The company announced a few months ago that it will indeed get back into the mobile game, setting its sights on Android. But the Nokia we used to know and love will not actually make the phones that its diehard fans have been asking for. Nokia will license its brand to its Asian partners, which will then create Nokia handsets.

That said, a press render was leaked showing a Nokia-branded handset, the Nokia P1 pictured above, that might be the first handset coming out of this new partnership. More →

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Microsoft 2016 Nokia Layoffs

Microsoft completes disposal of Nokia’s remains with new round of layoffs and $950M hit

By on May 25, 2016 at 6:50 AM.

Microsoft completes disposal of Nokia’s remains with new round of layoffs and $950M hit

For many Microsoft employees, this is just another Wednesday morning like any other. But for close to 2,000 people it’s going to be a day to remember. The company announced that it’s “streamlining” its smartphone business by laying off about 1,850 people worldwide, including 1,350 people in Finland and 500 elsewhere. The move will see Microsoft take a $950 million financial hit, and it marks the death of the Nokia-born Lumia phone brand. More →

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Nokia Android Smartphones Tablets

Nokia is back, and this time it’s making the Android phones we’ve always wanted

By on May 18, 2016 at 7:47 AM.

Nokia is back, and this time it’s making the Android phones we’ve always wanted

It took eons, but Nokia is finally making the Android phones we always hoped it would make. To get here, Nokia had to lose its grip on the mobile business, choose Windows Mobile as its only smartphone OS, and then sell its entire mobile division to Microsoft. But the American software giant was unable to make anything good come out of its Nokia Lumia and Windows Phone brands, turning the acquisition into a failure of epic proportions.

Meanwhile, Microsoft is selling its feature phone business to Foxconn. And Nokia is licensing its name, which it’s buying back from Microsoft, to a company that will work with the same Foxconn subsidiary to make feature phones, Android smartphones and Android tablets in the near future.

The point is, Nokia is finally making Android phones, even if it won’t actually build them More →

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Nokia Android Phone Concept Renders

This is the killer Android phone Nokia should have made years ago

By on September 8, 2015 at 8:45 AM.

This is the killer Android phone Nokia should have made years ago

Making an Android phone isn’t a magical road to prosperity — after all, Samsung is the only major vendor that actually makes a profit from selling Android devices. But what if Nokia had jumped on the Android bandwagon early in 2009, back before Samsung had turned into a smartphone powerhouse and back when Nokia’s brand was still among the strongest in the world? Then things might have turned out a little differently for the company, which unloaded its handset division to Microsoft and has been very quiet in the smartphone market ever since. However, a new concept render of a high-end Nokia Android phone gives us a look at what might have been. More →

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Microsoft Nokia Deal Major Disaster

Microsoft’s Nokia acquisition was an even bigger disaster than we ever imagined

By on August 5, 2015 at 3:20 PM.

Microsoft’s Nokia acquisition was an even bigger disaster than we ever imagined

Microsoft bought Nokia’s handset division thinking it could use the company’s considerable hardware talent to build phones capable of going head-to-head with the iPhone. It was clear at the time of the deal that this was never going to happen and that’s why we weren’t surprised to see that Microsoft last month was forced to eat a $7.6 billion writedown related to the deal. But now TechCrunch has taken a look at some of the numbers Microsoft posted in a recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that reveal the Nokia deal was an even bigger disaster than we realized. More →

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Nokia Smartphone Relaunch

Nokia is Planning to Help Launch a Brand New Smartphone Line

By on June 18, 2015 at 4:09 PM.

Nokia is Planning to Help Launch a Brand New Smartphone Line

BGR readers have known this for quite a while thanks to chatter from our sources, but Nokia’s CEO finally confirmed it: Nokia is plotting a smartphone comeback. Chief executive Rajeev Suri confirmed to German magazine Manager Magazin that the company is still working out the details, but it has plenty of time to figure things out. Per the terms of its deal with Microsoft, Nokia can’t use its name on cell phones until late 2016. More →

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Microsoft Moonraker Nokia Windows Smartwatch

Nokia had developed a gorgeous Apple Watch rival… but Microsoft still killed it

By on June 12, 2015 at 4:35 PM.

Nokia had developed a gorgeous Apple Watch rival… but Microsoft still killed it

The Apple Watch has its flaws, but it’s definitely one of the best smartwatches out there. There aren’t many worthy rivals for it just yet, and a new discovery reveals that Microsoft may have killed an amazing smartwatch project after having inherited it from Nokia. More →

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Z Launcher Widget Support

Nokia’s innovative Android launcher app finally gets users’ most requested feature

By on June 5, 2015 at 11:00 AM.

Nokia’s innovative Android launcher app finally gets users’ most requested feature

Nokia came out of nowhere and surprised us all last summer when it released its first Android app. Following the sale of its phone business, Nokia was suddenly an Android developer… and the company’s first app was terrific and innovative. Z Launcher has been updated a few times since it first debuted, but one of Nokia’s biggest updates yet will be released today, finally bringing users’ most requested feature to Z Launcher. More →

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Uber: Nokia Here Maps Service

NYT: Uber willing to pay $3B for Nokia’s Here maps business

By on May 8, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

NYT: Uber willing to pay $3B for Nokia’s Here maps business

It’s no secret that Nokia’s Here mapping service is for sale, with the Finnish company having received various bids from third-parties interested in the maps and navigation business. Google, Apple, Microsoft and Facebook have been rumored to be among the interested companies. Similarly, a consortium of German automakers, including BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz, are also looking to purchase Here. Finally, Uber, a popular taxi service in many countries, is also looking to acquire Nokia’s maps division. More →

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Nokia Android Smartphone Release Date

Nokia just crushed our dreams

By on April 27, 2015 at 7:45 AM.

Nokia just crushed our dreams

One of the biggest dreams of many Android fans has been the mythical high-end Nokia Android phone the company never got to make. However, the Nokia Android rumor keeps coming back time and again, building brief excitement before returning to a dormant state.

A few days ago, a report said that what’s left of the Finnish company will soon get back into the smartphone business. But now, the company denied the new rumor, although it’s not entirely bad news for Android fans. More →

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Nokia Android Phones Release Date

I’m tired of getting excited about Nokia Android phones, but I can’t help it

By on April 20, 2015 at 12:30 PM.

I’m tired of getting excited about Nokia Android phones, but I can’t help it

For years, I waited for Nokia to change its mind and start making the gorgeous Android handsets many fans wanted from the company. Instead Nokia steered clear of a path that may have brought it some success, and eventually succumbed to iOS and Android. Yet, Re/code has learned that Nokia is once again working on Android smartphones, something that was previously rumored as well, and I can’t help but get excited all over again. More →

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Nokia N1 Hands-on

This iPad mini ‘clone’ is the only Android tablet you’ll want to buy

By on March 4, 2015 at 6:36 PM.

This iPad mini ‘clone’ is the only Android tablet you’ll want to buy

Let’s get the unpleasant part out of the way from the beginning, the Nokia N1 is awfully similar to the iPad mini. Nokia didn’t even really try to deny the N1’s resemblance to Apple’s tablet when showing me the device at MWC 2015. But the tablet is an unbelievably sexy device, and is quite possibly the only Android tablet you should consider buying in the near future. More →

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