HMD Global has a target audience for the Nokia 6: customers from the Windows Phone days that have been clamoring for a device with Nokia's design running Android. The Nokia 6 delivers on that promise, but the device isn't without its drawbacks.
Xiaomi has entered a patent cross-licensing deal with Nokia, collaborating with the Finnish manufacturer in areas such as Internet of Things, augmented and virtual reality, and artificial intelligence.
HMD has announced that it has secured exclusive licensing rights to Nokia's branding for 10 years. The first batch of Android smartphones bearing the Nokia name will make their debut in the first half of 2017.
HMD is a newly-minted company out of Finland that will make phones and tablets bearing the iconic Nokia name. Nokia has licensed its brand name and IP to HMD, which allows the vendor to create a portfolio of devices running Android.
Nokia now says it plans to complete the previously announced sale of its HERE Maps division on Friday, Dec. 4. The sale of the mapping division to a consortium of three German car companies was originally scheduled to be completed in the first quarter of 2016.
A new image has surfaced online showing off what is claimed to be the Nokia C1. With the year ending and Microsoft's bar on Nokia to produce/license any handsets soon to follow, it's fitting we begin to see what the company may have planned for 2016.