Last year, Nokia confirmed it would be making its way into the smartphone market again, thanks to devices running Google’s mobile operating system.
A few hours after teasing their first handset, HMD Global today unveiled their first Nokia-branded Android smartphone: the Nokia 6. The China-exclusive device features a 5.5-inch Full HD display that is protected by a curved 2.5D Gorilla Glass.
HMD Global, the company that has acquired the license from Nokia to manufacture and sell smartphones under its name, today teased the unveiling of the first Nokia branded smartphone. Dubbed Nokia 6, the handset will be exclusively available in China.
Back in May of this year, Nokia announced that it planned on making a triumphant return to the phone and tablet market.
Nokia, the Finnish company that was once popular for making Symbian based smartphones, today announced that it will be making a return to the smartphone and tablet market. The company itself will not be manufacturing phones, but it has granted HMD, a new company “led by some of the world’s top mobile specialists,” the license to manufacture and sell Nokia-branded smartphones, tablets, and even feature phones for the next 10 years.
A Nokia spokesperson today re-affirmed that the company is looking to enter into the smartphone business as soon as its agreement with Microsoft allows it do so.
Nokia today announced that it has entered into a licensing agreement with LG that will allow the latter to make use of a number of smartphone technology related patents in its devices.
Nokia has issued a statement officially denying recent rumors and reports of the company getting back into the smartphone market.
Recent rumors suggested that Nokia might get back to the smartphone market as soon as its contract with Microsoft allowed it to do, which was sometime in 2016. These rumors have now been seemingly confirmed by Mike Wang, President of Nokia China.
In June of 2014, Nokia launched the Z Launcher, a proprietary piece of software that aimed to guess which apps you may need at any given moment, into a small beta for a select number of devices. That has changed, finally.