Nokia likely to stage smartphone comeback

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HMD Global is making sure its 2017 flagship Nokia 8 smartphone gets timely Android updates even in 2018. Cupertino is preparing three new iPhones for the second half of 2018, while Nokia phones will grow mostly due to its production lines being positioned in India, giving it an advantage in price against other low-end and mid-range players. The test has now ended and the company has started rolling out Android 8.1 officially to all Nokia 8 owners. The new update brings all the Android 8.1 features introduced by Google such as new settings menu, revamped power menu, Bluetooth Battery percentage display, and so on.

According to data from research firm Counterpoint, 2017 was a very good year for HMD Global and the Nokia brand.

The update also corrects the much talked about hamburger emoji and also includes the February Google Security Patch.

Nokia was once the biggest smartphone manufacturer in the world but lost its appeal when it chose to overlook Android and start making Windows-powered smartphones. Still, Nokia 8 users should be pleased the company is keeping its promise of providing timely Android updates.

Android 8.1 comes with numerous changes over Android 8.0. While at the front, we have an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with a 1.12um sensor and f/2.0 aperture for selfies and video calling.

"The brand's sentimental value within dealers and customers paired with quality smartphone launches is helping Nokia gain further market share". It is powered by Snapdragon 630 chipset, backed with 3GB of RAM and a 3000mAh battery fuels the device.

HMD Global has already announced that all the Nokia smartphones will receive Android updates for a minimum of two years. The phone is expected to be unveiled alongside the Nokia 9, Nokia 7 Plus and the Android Go edition Nokia 1.

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