HMD Global Oy or HMD is a Finnish company that’s behind the famous brand of Nokia phones. Around 2010, Nokia was struggling to keep its market dominance and was succeeded by Apple and Samsung eventually. Four years later, it was sold to Microsoft. Following internal tiffs, the deal fell through, and that’s when it was sold to HMD Global (established in 2016 by Jean-Francois Baril) and FIH Mobile (a Chinese handset manufacturing and Integrator services company). The consumer electronics company, through a licensing agreement, has exclusive rights to the Nokia brand. In its smartphones, HMD uses the Android operating system, via a partnership with Google under the Android One program. Meanwhile, its feature phones use the Series 30+ platform or the Firefox OS-derived KaiOS (the most recent one).
08 Jul 2020
Nokia 1 receives Android 10 (Go Edition) update in India
Nokia 1, the entry-level smartphone by HMD Global, has started receiving the Android 10 (Go Edition) update.
16 Jun 2020
#NostalgiaOverloaded: Nokia 5310, with no 3G/4G support, goes official
Nokia brand licensee HMD Global has launched a new feature handset, the Nokia 5310, in India. The device is inspired by the Nokia 5310 XpressMusic, which was launched all the way back in August 2007.
12 Jun 2020
Nokia 5310 to be launched in India on June 16
HMD Global has teased on Twitter that the Nokia 5310 feature phone will be launched in India on June 16.
21 May 2020
Nokia 5.1 Plus starts receiving Android 10 update in India
HMD Global has started rolling-out Android 10 update for the Nokia 5.1 Plus in India.
19 May 2020
Nokia 6.3 to get Snapdragon 730 processor, quad rear camera
HMD Global is expected to launch its latest mid-range handset, the Nokia 6.3, in the coming weeks.
14 May 2020
HMD Global releases Android 10 update for Nokia 3.1 Plus
HMD Global has started rolling out Android 10 update for the Nokia 3.1 Plus in India and 37 other countries. According to the company, all users in these regions will receive the firmware by May 18.
13 May 2020
#LeakPeek: Nokia 9.3 PureView will support 8K video recording
HMD Global is expected to launch its flagship Nokia 9.3 PureView smartphone in August-September this year.
06 May 2020
Nokia 7.2 gets Android 10 update: How to install
HMD Global has once again started rolling out Android 10 update for the dual-SIM variant of Nokia 7.2. The new software comes with improved system stability, user interface enhancements, and Google's Android security patch for April.
02 May 2020
HMD Global releases Android 10 update for Nokia 6.2
HMD Global has started rolling out Android 10 update for the Nokia 6.2 in India and 42 other countries. Notably, this is the fourth device after Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 3.2, and Nokia 4.2 to get the latest Android update.
01 May 2020
Nokia 9 PureView receives Android 10 update: How to install
After bringing the latest Android update to the Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 6.2, and other handsets, HMD Global has started rolling out Android 10 update for the flagship Nokia 9 PureView in India.
01 May 2020
Nokia 1 Plus receives Android 10 update: How to install
HMD Global is working to bring the latest Android update to all of its handsets ranging from the flagship Nokia 9 PureView to even the entry-level ones.
17 Apr 2020
Nokia 8 Sirocco receives Android 10 update: How to install
HMD Global has started rolling out Android 10 update for the Nokia 8 Sirocco in India and 34 other countries. This is the third device after Nokia 3.2 and 4.2 to get the latest Android update.
14 Apr 2020
Nokia 9.3 PureView to get a 108MP five-camera setup: Report
HMD Global, Nokia's brand licensee, is working to launch the flagship Nokia 9.3 smartphone sometime in the Q3 of 2020.
13 Apr 2020
Nokia 7.3 to sport a 48MP quad camera: Report
As a successor to the mid-ranger Nokia 7.2, HMD Global is working to launch the Nokia 7.3 smartphone in the third quarter of this year.
04 Apr 2020
GST effect: These Nokia smartphones have become costlier in India
With the recent hike in the GST rates on smartphones from 12% to 18%, HMD Global has followed the footsteps of other OEMs to increase the prices of Nokia smartphones.
22 Mar 2020
HMD Global launches Nokia 5310 feature phone for music lovers
As the latest addition to the list of resurrected classic Nokia phones, brand licensee HMD Global has launched the Nokia 5310. The handset is inspired by the original Nokia 5310 Xpress Music that arrived back in 2007.
22 Mar 2020
#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Google's COVID-19 website, new MacBook, iPad, Xbox, and more
Despite the outbreak of COVID-19 in different parts of the world, the tech industry kept going strong - throughout the last week.
21 Mar 2020
Nokia 5.3, the mid-range phone with quad camera, goes official
Expanding its portfolio of smartphones, HMD Global has launched the Android One-based Nokia 5.3.
20 Mar 2020
Meet Nokia 8.3, the first 5G phone by HMD Global
HMD Global, Nokia's brand licensee, has launched its first-ever 5G smartphone, the Nokia 8.3.
18 Mar 2020
Nokia launches its wallet-friendly C2 handset: Details here
HMD Global, Nokia's brand licensee, has unveiled a new wallet-friendly smartphone, the Nokia C2.
09 Mar 2020
Ahead of launch, Nokia 5.3 specs and price leaked
HMD Global is working on launching its next generation of smartphones, including a premium Nokia 8.2 5G and a mid-range Nokia 5.3.
08 Mar 2020
#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Google I/O cancellation, Twitter's 'stories', costlier iPhones, and more
This week, we have witnessed the continued impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the global tech industry.
06 Mar 2020
Nokia's 5G phone to feature in James Bond teaser, movie
The next James Bond movie, No Time To Die, may have been postponed to November, but that delay isn't stopping sponsors from using the hype around the flick.
24 Feb 2020
This Nokia flagship phone has received a massive price cut
Nokia 9 PureView, the flagship smartphone by Nokia that was launched last year, has received a massive price cut of Rs. 15,000 in India.
15 Feb 2020
These budget smartphones have become cheaper in India
In an attempt to attract more buyers, South Korean tech giant Samsung and Nokia's brand licensee HMD Global have reduced the prices of their budget-friendly smartphones- Galaxy A20s and Nokia 2.3 in India.
03 Feb 2020
#LeakPeek: Nokia 5.2 will come with quad rear camera
HMD Global is working to announce a bunch of new handsets (including Nokia 5.2) at the upcoming Mobile World Congress.
27 Jan 2020
Nokia 9.2's launch details tipped, will come with "great cameras"
HMD Global is working on Nokia 9.2, a flagship smartphone that would be launched later this year as a sequel to the camera-centric Nokia 9 PureView.
25 Jan 2020
These premium Nokia phones have become cheaper in India
Nokia 7.2 and Nokia 6.2, the Android One-based mid-range smartphones which were launched in India last year, have received a permanent price cut in the country.
06 Jan 2020
HMD Global to revive another Nokia 'Original' handset soon
HMD Global, which has already resurrected iconic phones like the Nokia 8110, Nokia 3310, and Nokia 2720 Flip, is working to soon revive yet another classic Nokia handset.
22 Dec 2019
#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Light-powered headphones, Realme buds, Facebook's leak, DNA dating, more
In the third week of December, the world of tech witnessed plenty of activity, both good and bad.
18 Dec 2019
Nokia 2.3 launched in India, priced at Rs. 8,199
HMD Global, Nokia's brand licensee, has launched the budget friendly Nokia 2.3 smartphone in India at Rs. 8,199.
08 Dec 2019
#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Nokia TV, Echo Input Portable, Android flaw, and more
In the first week of December, we saw some big developments in consumer tech, thanks to the launch of a Nokia-branded TV and Amazon's first wireless Echo smart speaker.
06 Dec 2019
Android One-based Nokia 2.3, with two-day battery life, goes official
As an addition to its portfolio of smartphones, HMD Global has launched the Android One-based Nokia 2.3 at an event in Cairo, yesterday.
04 Dec 2019
These brands to launch flagship phones with Snapdragon 865 chipset
At its ongoing annual summit in Hawaii, tech giant Qualcomm has unveiled two new mobile processors. The Snapdragon 865 has been announced as the successor to the flagship 855 SoC while the Snapdragon 765/765G is a new chipset with integrated support for 5G.
25 Nov 2019
Nokia 2.3 likely to launch on December 5: Details here
HMD Global is all set to launch a new Nokia smartphone on December 5.
20 Nov 2019
HMD Global announces price cut on Nokia 2.2
In an attempt to push sales, HMD Global has reduced the prices of its pocket-friendly Nokia 2.2 smartphone in India.
18 Nov 2019
These Nokia smartphones have become cheaper in India
If you're planning to buy a new premium smartphone that offers pure Android experience, then this might be a good time.
10 Nov 2019
NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Facebook's leak, Mi Watch, Nokia TV, and more
The second week of November was all about fancy new gadgets and security issues.
20 Oct 2019
#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Pixel 4 launch, Facebook lockout, Chinese app's spying, more
In the technology world, the third week of October was all about consumer products.
18 Oct 2019
HMD Global launches Nokia 110 feature phone at Rs. 1,600
After unveiling it globally at the IFA 2019 tech fair, HMD Global has introduced the Nokia 110 (2019) feature phone in India at Rs. 1,599.