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Nokia 3.1 Plus for Cricket review: Returning to US carriers with a decent budget option

Nokia's nothing short of a legend when it comes to mobile phones, having been responsible for some of the most iconic handsets of all time. Over the years we've seen the brand change hands numerous times, reinventing itself and crossing platform lines in the process, but it's always been a survivor, managing to find its next niche. Most recently that's meant creating some no-nonsense, streamlined Android handsets under the direction of HMD Global. Now HMD is finally making inroads onto the US carrier marketplace, bringing Nokia handsets to both Cricket and Verizon. Today we're taking a look at what that Cricket option has to offer as we review the Nokia 3.1 Plus.

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HMD publishes Nokia 2 V kernel source code

Like any other company, HMD Global is required to release the kernel source code for any phones and major updates that it releases by the GPL. Today the company has published the source code for the Nokia 2 V, which is Verizon's version of the affordable Nokia 2.1 that is beginning sales tomorrow.

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HMD gets serious about Nokia in America, inks deals with Verizon, Cricket, and Rogers

Smartphone shoppers have lots of choices out there, and the increased accessibility of unlocked devices has made it easier for users to select their handsets and carriers independently. But while it's possible for an informed consumer to take that route, there's no denying the one-stop appeal of showing up at your carrier store and going home with a new phone. Manufacturers like OnePlus are definitely enjoying the sales bump that carrier partnerships can offer, and now HMD is looking to get in on this action, too, as it announces the availability of Nokia smartphones at North American carriers.

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Nokia 8 Sirocco kernel source code now available

Hot on the heels of the Android Pie update from earlier this month, HMD Global has released the kernel source code for the Nokia 8 Sirocco. Of course, most people won't be able to do much with this, though it might be good news for the few who've unlocked their bootloaders (yes, it's possible).

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Nokia 8 Sirocco finally gets a slice of Android 9 Pie

Owners of HMD Global's Nokia 8 Sirocco understandably thought that buying the flagship Android One model would guarantee them fast updates, but they've since had to sit back and watch plenty of other phones get Pie ahead of them. Thankfully, the wait is over and the rollout starts today.

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HMD releases kernel source code for the Nokia 8.1

The recently released Nokia 8.1 (also called Nokia X7 in China) is one of the more powerful Android One devices you can currently buy. HMD Global launched the phone last month with Android Pie and has now published the kernel source code.

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HMD releases kernel source code for the Nokia 7 Plus

The Nokia 7 Plus is one of HMD Global's higher-specced phones. Although still technically mid-range with its Snapdragon 660 chip and 6" IPS LCD display, it's one of the best Android One phones you can get. The Finnish company has now published the kernel source code.

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Android 9 Pie has started rolling out to the Nokia 7.1

Nokia launched the Nokia 7.1 with Android 8.1 Oreo, but it promised a quick update to Android 9 Pie. The timeline has proven to be a little longer than we initially believed, but Pie is now rolling out to the phone. Although, HMD's Juho Sarvikas cautions that some markets will take longer than others to get final approval.

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Nokia 9 PureView with five rear cameras could be real after all

A couple of months ago, we saw some supposed leaked images of a Nokia phone with five cameras on the back. It wasn't enough to go on at the time and looked like it could be a crazy fake, but new information leads us to believe such a device is indeed coming.

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Nokia 6.1 (2018) down to $199.99 on Amazon ($70 off), with Android 9 Pie now rolling out

HMD Global has been responsible for some of the best budget phones of the last two years, and the Nokia 6.1 is no exception. Right now, you can get (arguably) the best cheap phone of the year for just $199.99 on Amazon, almost $70 less than $269 normal price.

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