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Essential confirms 2 years of Android updates and 3 years of security patches for the PH-1

6 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

Although it looks like a second Essential Phone is out of the question for the moment, the company behind the so-called PH-1 smartphone is going to continue to provide timely security updates for the next few years.
Essential confirmed recently that its first smartphone will receive major Android OS updates for two years, and three years of security patches. Since the Essential Phone made its debut on the market back in August, it's likely that Android P will be the last major software update the smartphone will receive.
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Nokia 2 to receive Android 8.1 Oreo in June

Nokia 2 to receive Android 8.1 Oreo in June

6 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

After revealing its new affordable lineup of Nokia smartphones, HMD Global confirmed the last Nokia-branded handset it launched last year, Nokia 2 will receive the long-awaited Android 8.1 Oreo update in June.
HMD announced last month that Nokia 2 will be updated directly to Android 8.1 Oreo and, as confirmed today, the update will arrive next month. This will be the last Nokia-branded smartphone that HMD will upgrade to Android Oreo, but some of them will continue to receive major Android OS updates once Google releases them.
In the meantime, HMD Global introduced the Nokia 2.1, ...
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Nokia launches more affordable Android Go, One devices w/ promise of Android P updates

Nokia launches more affordable Android Go, One devices w/ promise of Android P updates

6 monthes ago   |   By 9to5Google

At MWC in February, Nokia announced a series of smartphones that range from Android Go to midrange and flagship Android One devices. During an event in Moscow today, HMD Global launched devices for the lower-end of its portfolio that focuses on providing international audiences with pure Android and future updates.
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Nokia 2.1

Nokia 2.1

6 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

The Nokia 2.1 sports a 5.5-inch HD display. The phone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SOC, accompanied with 1GB of RAM and 8 gigs of internal storage. There is an 8-megapixel main camera on the back, as well as a 5-megapixel selfie unit at the front. The Nokia 2.1 is powered by 4000 mAh battery and runs Android Oreo.
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Toshiba launches 240GB XS700 Portable Solid State Drive with USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C

Toshiba launches 240GB XS700 Portable Solid State Drive with USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C

6 monthes ago   |   By Beta News

As solid state drives become more prevalent inside computers, their popularity is also on the rise for external storage. This makes a lot of sense, as not only are SSDs dropping in price, they are very appropriate for portable storage as there are no moving parts. A traditional external drive that leverages a mechanical hard drive, for instance, could be damaged while on the go. This could lead to data loss - a huge issue for both personal and professional users. Today, Toshiba announces its latest such portable SSD. The "XS700," as it is called, is beautifully designed and features...
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Nokia 3.1

Nokia 3.1

6 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

The Nokia 3.1 sports a 5.2-inch display with 720 x 1440 resolution. The phone is powered by MediaTek MT6750 SOC, and is available in two storage/RAM options: 2GB/16GB or 3GB/32GB. There is a 13-megapixel main camera on the back, as well as an 8-megapixel selfie unit at the front. The Nokia 3.1 is powered by 2990 mAh battery and runs Android Oreo.
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Nokia 5.1

Nokia 5.1

6 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

The Nokia 5.1 sports a 5.5-inch display with 1080 x 2160 resolution. The phone is powered by MediaTek Helio P18 SOC, and is available in two storage/RAM options: 2GB/16GB or 3GB/32GB. There is a 16-megapixel main camera with PDAF on the back, as well as an 8-megapixel selfie unit at the front. The Nokia 5.1 is powered by 2970 mAh battery and runs Android Oreo.
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Nokia 5.1, 3.1 and 2.1 arrive with eye-catching price tags

Nokia 5.1, 3.1 and 2.1 arrive with eye-catching price tags

6 monthes ago   |   By Tech Radar

There are three new, highly affordable Nokia-branded smartphones have launched, offering an Android experience at a price many will be able to afford. The new handsets are the Nokia 5.1 , Nokia 3.1 and Nokia 2.1 , and they are the successors to the Nokia 5 , Nokia 3 and Nokia 2 from 2017. The new Nokia 5 (2018) features a 5.5-inch, 18:9 display with a full HD+ resolution, octa-core chipset, 2GB/3GB of RAM, 16GB/32GB of storage, microSD slot, 16MP rear camera, 8MP wide-angle front camera, Android 8.1 Oreo and a 2,960mAh battery. That's all wrapped in a premium metal unibody that's available...
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WatchOS 4.3.1 now available for Apple Watch, includes startup bug fix

WatchOS 4.3.1 now available for Apple Watch, includes startup bug fix

6 monthes ago   |   By 9to5Mac

WatchOS 4.3.1 is now available for all Apple Watch models after a few weeks of developer beta testing. The latest software update includes a bug fix for an issue that affected some users.
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Nokia 5.1, Nokia 3.1, and Nokia 2.1 are announced: the purest of Android at an affordable price

Nokia 5.1, Nokia 3.1, and Nokia 2.1 are announced: the purest of Android at an affordable price

6 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

Pictured above, the Nokia 5.1 is the top new smartphone among the trio
HMD Global today expanded its portfolio of Nokia Android smartphones with three new models - the Nokia5.1, Nokia 3.1, and Nokia 2.1. Continuing the tradition of HMD's previous efforts in the Android world, the new phones offer a pure, up-to-date Android experience with Android One and Android Go, and at an affordable price!
Nokia 5.1
The Nokia 5.1 carries the biggest punch of the trio. It comes with a trendy, 5.5-inch, 18:9 full HD display ...
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