Nokia branded smartphones have been unavailable to consumers for sometime. All of that is about to change in 2017. Nokia has been working with HMD Global to formalize a licensing agreement so that they can offer a new Nokia Android smartphone to consumers. Here’s what we can expect from Nokia.
About The Deal
The brand licensing agreement will last for 10 years or longer. They will offer smartphones that are powered by Android, and are Nokia branded. The goal is to make the phones reliable, user friendly and able to compete with other phones on the market like Samsung and Apple Products.
About The Nokia Phones
Nokia isn’t releasing a lot of details about these phones. They plan to announce the phones at the MWC 2017 which will take place February 27 through March 2. What we know so far is that one of the phones will have 6GB of Ram and an unreleased version of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 CPU. This Nokia Android smartphone is expected to go head to head with the capabilities of the iPhone. The other phone will only have 4GB’s of Ram, but will have Snapdragon 835 as well. Many speculate that one or both phones will have a dual-lens camera for users to take videos, pictures and may even have the capabilities to video chat. Another plus for consumers is that these phones are expected to be very affordable starting at just $150.
So What’s All The Excitement About
With so many phones on the market, many people are wondering what all the excitement is about when it comes to a new Nokia Android smartphone. It seems that the availability of different phones types is diminishing with much of the available products being made by Apple. For those that don’t want to spend a lot of money, but still want to get a quality phone, there haven’t been a lot of options. While there are quite a few Android phones available, not many of them have the staying power of iPhone’s.
About Android Phones
The android is mostly used on touchscreen cellular phones as well as tablets. These types of phones are best known for their ability for users to swipe and pinch objects. The first Android device was available to the public in 2008. One of the interesting things about the Android interface is that each major release after the first two, were named in alphabetical order, after a sugary treat:
- Cupcake, April 27, 2009
- Donut, September 15, 2009
- Eclair, October 26, 2009
- Froyo, May 20, 2010
- Gingerbread, December 6, 2010
- Honeycomb, February 22, 2011
- Ice Cream Sandwich, October 18, 2011
- Jelly Bean, July 9, 2012
- KitKat, October 31, 2013
- Lollipop, November 12, 2014
- Marshmallow, October 5, 2015
- Nougat, August 22, 2016
While there have been a lot of rumors as to what exactly each Nokia Android smartphone will be like, nothing has been confirmed as of yet. Consumers have waited quite a long time for a new Android phone by Nokia. Hopefully, when these new phones do come out it will be worth the wait.