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    All through Android's early years, old guard smartphone enthusiasts like myself secretly dreamed of a Nokia-powered Android phone. And in 2017 that dream came true; HMD Global resurrected the brand and gave the world a range of devices running pure Android. The best part is that I can even buy one of them right now from Amazon. Amazon Canada. On Prime.

    So why haven't I? For the simple reason that the new Nokia does not appear to be in the business of selling modding-friendly hardware.

    In a September 29th tweet an HMD exec seemed open to the idea of shipping a phone with an unlockable bootloader; more than four months later this basic requirement for flashing a custom recovery and gaining root access is still nowhere in sight for any North American Nokia device. HMD has also failed to release any kernel sources for their Android builds—which aids in the development of custom ROMs, but more importantly is a legal obligation under the GPL v2.

    The company did a brisk business in 2017, in Asia and Europe at least. Tomi Ahonen estimates year-end handset sales to be around 8.5 million units, or 1% of the global smartphone market. But to win the hearts and minds of the XDA crowd—and for basic compliance with Android's open source license—HMD clearly needs to do better.

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    Similar to Homer Simpson's "It's my first day!", HMD can go "It's my first year!". You'd think that a straightforward licence agreement would be easy enough to fulfill.

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    Hi guys I really need your help! The amazon support is useless!

    1. Does the phone sold on Amazon support LTE band 4 to work well on Rogers and Freedom?
    2. Is that phone north American or EU version?
    3. Should I get nokia 6 2018 version instead? Again I'm confused about versions and frequencies. I found some on Aliexpress, but it looks like EU version.

    Aliexpress :

    2018 Nokia 6 Second generation 2th TA-1054 4G 32G 64G Android 7 Snapdragon 630 Octa core 5.5'' FHD 16.0MP 3000mAh Mobile phone
    http://s.aliexpress.com/ju2MnuUb?

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    Well, it would take quite a lot of time to regain its market share. But once it gets the hold, then it would be very difficult for other mobile manufacturing giants to compete with NOKIA.

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    Nokia is a shell of its former self. They have literally been a decade behind in terms of adopting Android. It is too little too late for them. Powerhouses like Samsung, LG, Motorola, Huawei, etc. have over-saturated the Android market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FriedRice1 View Post
    Nokia is a shell of its former self. They have literally been a decade behind in terms of adopting Android. It is too little too late for them. Powerhouses like Samsung, LG, Motorola, Huawei, etc. have over-saturated the Android market.
    I have an Apple iphone 6S on Verizon Wireless. I was looking at the market to see which good android models are as Apple seems to be overpriced on new models going forward. Nokia has made a huge comeback with Verizon Wireless this year as models will now work on the Verizon network with software updates. Nokia is part of the Android One program and the Google Pixel and Nokia phones are said to get the quickest android upgrades.

    I am eagerly waiting reviews for the upcoming Nokia models. I like the fact that Nokia is owned by a european based company, as opposed to being a chinese based company as I would not purchase from a company where the main headquarters is based in China. The CEO of Verizon is also from neighboring country in europe and I am assuming this may have played into the fact that Nokia is now certified for Verizon Wireless.

    The brands I would consider for Android now include Nokia at the top of the list if the upcoming phones are really good. Samsung has a lot going for it, but unfortunately isn’t part of the Android One program and Nokia seems to be a standout brand focused on the weakness of Samsung. Will see how the new Google Pixel is as well as any others coming out.

    Nokia’s sales volumes are definitely going up significantly in the USA. The top of the line Nokia will be the Nokia 9.1 Pureview and with Nokia being Verizon friendly, I will see how this model compares to the others as I am not willing to buy yet.

    I disagree with poster and believe Nokia will report a significant marketshare increase. It remains to be seen if the next models will fix the battery life and performance issues but it should along with a more active developmental team for the google android os itself for Nokia specific hardware. Nokia should be rebounding and selling even more units.

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