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Android 9 Pie beta now available to test for Nokia 6.1 Plus users

Nokia confirmed just last week that it would be rolling out the first wave of Android Pie updates to devices this month, beginning with phones running on the Snapdragon 600-series. True to its word, an Android 9 Pie Beta has now arrived for the Nokia 6.1 Plus, along with the October security patch.

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Nokia 7.1 pre-orders from B&H come with a free photo/video kit worth $65

The Nokia 7.1 looks primed to bring some swagger back to the mid-range smartphone game, particularly in the US. Even still, the quality of the photos and videos captured with the device isn't likely to knock your socks off. But a steadier hand and some reliable lighting should help. To that end, if you pre-order a 7.1 from B&H, you'll also get a free photo/video kit worth $65, which is about 19% of the phone's $350 price tag.

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[Update: Not coming to the US] Nokia unveils True Wireless Earbuds and Pro Wireless Earphones

HMD Global just announced its latest hardware at a swanky event in London, leading with the intriguing mid-range Nokia 7.1 smartphone. The company also introduced some literally-named companion audio products — meet the Nokia True Wireless Earbuds and Pro Wireless Earphones.

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Nokia will start rolling out Android Pie updates this month

Nokia's return to the smartphone market by way of HMD has already made an impact thanks to affordable hardware and clean Android One software. Nokia just announced a new phone today, but it isn't forgetting its older devices. During the event, Nokia confirmed the first wave of Android Pie updates should hit its phones this month.

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The $350 Nokia 7.1 is a beast on a budget, and it's coming to America

Four-and-a-half years ago, a $300 smartphone rocked American tech news with its tier one specifications and shockingly low price tag: the OnePlus One.

The Nokia 7.1 is not, to answer this post's titular question, its second coming. But I spent a little time using it earlier this week, and at $349, it packs a fairly good value wallop in a segment of the market that sees little love in this country, despite the unending chants across the internet for an affordable, high-quality smartphone. That easily makes the 7.1 the most important Nokia handset to launch in the US yet - far more so than the budget 3.1 or the Moto G-targeting 6.1.

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Android 9 Pie stable rolling out to the Nokia 7 Plus

After some delays, HMD Global is rolling out the stable Android 9 Pie release for the Nokia 7 Plus after a somewhat long beta period. That means you get all of the goodies, like a refreshed UI, further notification improvements, Digital Wellbeing, and all the rest that comes with the latest Android experience.

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HMD Global gives in, announces bootloader unlock program for the Nokia 8

HMD Global, the manufacturer of the recent Nokia phones, has notoriously been against releasing kernel source codes for its devices, despite their popularity. And even when it does push those out to the development community, it typically prevents people from unlocking the phones' bootloaders, which hampers customization options. But this morning brought news that Nokia 8 owners could do just that: unlock their bootloaders.

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Kernel source code for the Nokia 6.1 is now available

The Nokia 6.1 is HMD Global's sequel to last year's immensely popular Nokia 6. It's a great phone, as we covered in our review, and now its kernel source code is publicly available for developers to tinker with.

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ARCore v1.5 adds support for OnePlus 6T, ROG Phone, Razer Phone, Xperia X, and many more [APK Teardown]

Google's ARCore team just rolled out a new update that appears to bring the augmented reality framework to several more phones and tablets. Some hot new (and upcoming) devices are on the list, like the Galaxy Note9, OnePlus 6T, and ROG Phone. These are also joined by some older models like the Sony Xperia X.

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Nokia 5.1 Plus announced in India, with a notched 5.8" display, MTK Helio P60, and dual rear cameras

HMD Global has unveiled its latest mid-range Nokia-branded handset in India, confirming an earlier leak that suggested similar design language to the Nokia X6 and subsequent X5 released in China. What they have in common is a notched display, 5.8 inches and 19:9 in the case of the 5.1 Plus. There's also an octo-core MediaTek Helio P60 chip, and dual rear cameras on board.

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