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The best Android smartphones you can buy right now (Spring 2019)

The wide range of Android phones on the market is one of the platform's greatest strengths - there's something for everyone. However, with all the choices available, trying to find the best smartphone an be like looking for a needle in a haystack. To help you out, we've compiled a short list of the best Android phones you can buy, from low-end budget devices to premium flagships.

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HMD shares Android 9 Pie update roadmap for Nokia 3.1, 5, and remaining phones

Slowly but surely, HMD Global has been rolling out Android 9 Pie to its Nokia-branded phones. The Nokia 7 Plus, 6.1, 6.1 Plus, 5.1, 5.1 Plus, 8, and 8 Sirocco have all received Pie by now. If your Nokia device still doesn't have Pie, don't fret — HMD has laid out its update timeline for all remaining phones.

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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 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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[Update: Nokia 6.1 Plus, too] Android 9 Pie stable starts rolling out to the Nokia 6.1

Android One devices are rightly expected to get OS updates faster than others, and now the Android 9 Pie final release is ready to go for the Nokia 6.1 — it's starting to roll out to devices today. It's the second Nokia device to get the stable Pie release after the 7 Plus was updated at the end of September.

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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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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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[Deal Alert] The Nokia 6.1 is $229 ($40 off) on Amazon

The Nokia 6.1 is the successor to the widely-praised original Nokia 6. A few months after initial availability in China, the phone was released in the United States for $269. It was a great deal then, and it's an even better deal now. The phone is currently $40 off on Amazon, bringing the price down to $229.

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Nokia 6.1 review: The best budget phone of the year is not without its flaws

The budget phone space is certainly filling up with some spectacular options. From the extremely capable Honor 7X to the newly-released Moto G6, buyers strapped for cash have several great phones to choose from. But as much as those devices have impressed us in the last few months, HMD Global's Nokia 6.1 has surpassed all of my expectations for a sub-$300 phone.

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Nokia 6.1 comes to the U.S. with a Snapdragon 630 and Android One for $269 on May 6

HMD Global has announced that the new Nokia 6.1 is available in the U.S. starting on May 6. Yes, you read that name correctly; instead of going with the more traditional "Nokia 6 2018" (as it was formerly known), HMD opted for the point release moniker. Despite this oddity, this phone packs a great value, coming at $269 for some nice specs.

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