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Nokia Android Phones And Tablets Set To Release Towards The End Of 2016

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Nokia, the once prominent Finnish OEM, is gearing up to release Android-powered smartphones and tablets towards the end of this year.

For those not familiar with the deal, when Microsoft bought Nokia, there was a special condition included. With this deal, Nokia will not be able to use its brand name on any phone until the last quarter of this year. Now that we are nearing Q4, Nokia has made it clear that the company will be back with a bang.

Readers should, however, note that the Nokia Android phones will not be manufactured by the company itself. Instead, the Chinese tech giant, HMD, will build the devices lined up for release.

China?s?The Paper says the Nokia China president Mike Wang noted that there are 3 to 4 Nokia-branded Android devices in the offing. Not just smartphones, but tablets are also part of the devices under development.

Meanwhile,?Phone Arena, citing past rumors, noted that the Finnish company?has two high-end Android phones lined up. These two handsets will reportedly come powered by Qualcomm?s Snapdragon 820 SoC.

Android 7.0 Nougat

The latest Android 7.0 Nougat OS will apparently run the devices out of the box. Apart from the?Nexus 2016 smartphones, the upcoming?LG V20 is also believed to come with Nougat onboard.

Design-wise, the expectation is that Nokia will opt for a metal body to keep up with the competition from other Android OEMs. Similar to Sony and Samsung devices, the high-end Nokia Android phones have been rumored to come with dust-resistant exterior. Strangely, the other duo water-resistance has not been mentioned.

On a related note, former Nokia executive Pekka Rantala recently became the CMO of HMD. This says the Finnish company is very serious about getting the formula right this time around and it is here for a long-term. We at TheBitbag can?t wait to ferret out more news about the upcoming Nokia Android phones and tablets.

Would you be interested in a Nokia branded phone? Do you think Nokia should have gone with?Windows 10 Mobile instead of?Android 7.0 Nougat? We would love to hear from you.

 

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