For the past couple of years, Nokia's been establishing itself as one of the go-to brands for high-quality, reliable mid-range smartphones. The Nokia 7 Plus, one of Nokia's many handsets, was released in February 2018 to widely positive reviews. However, as reported by Norwegian site NRK, it was accidentally sending user data to Chinese servers.
Why was this happening? Upon further inspection, it was revealed that the code on the Nokia 7 Plus is pretty standard for phones sold in China. The problem, however, is that it was present on the international version of the Nokia 7 Plus being sold in other countries.
Following this report, HMD Global (the company behind Nokia phones), issued a statement saying:
HMD also states, "this has now been fixed and almost any device affected by this error has now installed the update."
While that's all fine and dandy, it remains unclear how this even happened in the first place. Perhaps even more important, we aren't sure what happened to the data that was sent off to the servers. HMD says that none of the data was processed, but it was still sent to the servers.
This likely won't have any big ramifications in the United States since the Nokia 7 Plus was never sold in the country, but even so, it isn't a great look for HMD/Nokia.
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