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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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DontKillMyApp.com shames OEMs that needlessly kill useful background processes to save battery life

The days when third-party battery-saving apps were necessary to hit a satisfactory number of hours off a single charge are long behind the vast majority of Android users, thanks to improvements like Doze and Adaptive Battery. But in some cases, this measure of progress has become something of a Pyrrhic victory, with useful background processes carelessly destroyed and developers taking the brunt of user ire. Well, the Urbandroid team — the gang behind apps Sleep As Android, Twilight, and others — doesn't plan on going quietly into the night. In fact, they're going on the offensive with a new informational website where the most flagrant OEM offenders are shamed and users and developers are educated.

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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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[Update: Now with video] Nokia 9 PureView and its five rear cameras leak once again

Flagship phones with just one rear camera are becoming rare, and apparently two sensors on the back isn't enough either. Nokia's upcoming flagship, the Nokia 9 PureView, has previously been rendered with a whopping five cameras on the back, and this latest leak from Evan Blass confirms the camera setup.

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Android 9 Pie is now rolling out to the Nokia 5.1 Plus, while Nokia 8 Sirocco users continue to wait

A little over three months since its official announcement, the Nokia 5.1 Plus is now receiving a stable update to Android 9 Pie. Meanwhile, one of its older siblings, the Nokia 8 Sirocco is a month late for its Pie update, frustrating some users.

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7 of our favorite tech deals this week: smartphones galore, headphones, and e-readers

It's OK to admit it — you messed up. You thought we were still in the middle of November or something, and that you had weeks left to do your holiday shopping. Well, after you consult with your neurologist about these concerning lost-time events, you can still scramble to pick up a few last-minute holiday deals, with plenty of offers still available on our favorite mobile tech.

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[Update: Back on sale] Nokia 6.1 just $179: $50 less than it was a month ago and the lowest it's ever been

The Nokia 6.1 is among our favorite budget phones — you only need to read our review to know how much we enjoyed it, even if it still has a few drawbacks. Its price has been steadily trending downwards over the last few months, from $270 to $230, then $199, and finally $180 as part of the Black Friday festivities. That precipitous drop in price makes for a savings of $50 from this time last month, making the phone the cheapest it has ever been by a large margin.

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Nokia 8.1 launches as global edition of China's Nokia X7, sporting a Snapdragon 710 for €399

Nokia announced the X7 for the Chinese market in October. At a hardware event in Dubai today, the company revealed its identity for the rest of the world: the Nokia 8.1. It's the same phone as was announced a few weeks ago — dual rear cameras, Snapdragon 710, and a competitive price tag — just with a new name.

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