the article say Nokia Phone, but what i see is a Vivo? or Oppo? or Huawei? or Lenovo? or Asus? or HTC? i'm not really sure, maybe it's an iPhone X?
Joy-808, 08 Sep 2018actually they do, just enable Unlock Bootloader from Developer Settings & unlock it via fa... moreNot officially, fastboot needs a signature file for unlock and Nokia doesn't deliver it. But it seems you can get this file for $5 by a third party site. Though the Nokia community on XDA is quite dead.
SpiritWolf, 08 Sep 2018Corporate affiliations lead us to China. And if you really suggest that HMD does 'research' th... moreInteresting, China must have really strange borders then, given this image of HMD Global, opposite the Nokia HQ, on the Nokia Campus in Finland: https://i.imgur.com/3kUZWWQ.jpg
HMD gets a whole bunch of their patents and technology from Nokia Technologies. HMD research and design their own devices, and then work with their manufacturer Foxconn to have them tested and put into mass-production - just like Apple. Nokia has to greenlight all the devices HMD makes before they can enter the market though.
As for why they don't call themselves Nokia; because they're a stand-alone company. As I said, HMD was founded by the former Nokia Devices VP Jean-Francois Baril. He's the one that was confident they would be successful. He worked out agreements with Nokia that would give HMD all of the advantages the former Nokia Devices division enjoyed, but with none of the financial risk to the Nokia Corporation.
FinnishInquisition, 07 Sep 2018The only difference between the Nokia Devices of old and HMD Global today is the corporate str... moreCorporate affiliations lead us to China. And if you really suggest that HMD does 'research' then you must be blind or brainwashed. My Lumia 950XL is more Nokia than HMD abominations.
PS Research my arse. My N82 captures better pictures than any of those new 'Nokias'. And i won't even start about my 808. THOSE were Nokias. Not this chinese crap.
And last but not least; why don't they call themselves Nokia, if they are Nokia? Are you suggesting that China made Philips phones are actually Philips too?
The reason Google told them to remove it is because they're about to release the new pixels with a notch and they want to force people to accept it. They are fascists just like Apple
Dildo Daggins, 07 Sep 2018What's the problem, just unlock the bootloader, root it and enable Notch support again. Oh, wa... moreactually they do, just enable Unlock Bootloader from Developer Settings & unlock it via fastboot, Done...
harianilchandran, 07 Sep 2018Google loves to copy apple. Ditch the headphone jack and embrace the biggest notch for future ... moreFunny, cause Sharp was the first to have a notch, then came essential just after, came crapple. Eh, the first two mentioned are androids. Another funny thing is. The lack of headphone jack is also not to be seen first in apple. Motorola, another droid did it. Ps. Google cannot copy apple with something other OEM's do. Learn a bit of thechnology before releasing so much ignorance in one place with two words only.
someone, 07 Sep 2018Well this is what happens when you love boring stock android. unpredictable features and behav... moreYes, I guess it's time to switch to the ugly and unstable custom battery hogs.
I'm all in for criticizing stock Android, especially the ugly 9.0, but proposing something even worse is not a good idea.
Anonymous, 07 Sep 2018Did you know that Android is the first one to ditch the head phone jack? (MOTOROLA Moto z)Actually the Oppo R5 did it before Motorola.
SpiritWolf, 07 Sep 2018If notch-hiding is native in Android 9.0, then it makes sense for Google to ask HMD Global to ... moreThe only difference between the Nokia Devices of old and HMD Global today is the corporate structure.
The senior staff, the patent use, the research, the corporate affiliations, the HQ location, EVERYTHING is the same. So yeah, I'll call it Nokia.
Well this is what happens when you love boring stock android. unpredictable features and behavior in phones, no standards, no quality, zero concerns for customers ... they just push updates for namesake and doesn't even test them properly. These updates usually cause more problems than adding anything new. Good luck stock android fanboys !!!
harianilchandran, 07 Sep 2018Google loves to copy apple. Ditch the headphone jack and embrace the biggest notch for future ... moreDid you know that Android is the first one to ditch the head phone jack? (MOTOROLA Moto z)
Ndroidlover, 07 Sep 2018Google : Hey y'all Phone manufacturers, Our new Pixel Phone has a Huge Fkin Notch up top and y... moreGoogle loves to copy apple. Ditch the headphone jack and embrace the biggest notch for future updates.
Gorgeous phone. Well at least the notch is small and the phone has great screen real-estate. It will all be fine shortly. Enjoy the day and keep the planet humming along.
Carol, 07 Sep 2018Well, while am pretty sure so much money per device they will not receive from samesung, but m... moreso, what happen if i go to a Mediamarkt and see a S8 at more than 600 euros and go online and see most of stores sell it for about 480 or less, whats the point here? who takes the big slice of money and what they do with it?! did you understand what i am saying?
thats not fair, in my country the local stores, the big eletronic ones, if they really are so big why they cant do the same prices as Online ones? steal the people who are blind at price knowledge, i never never gonna buy a phone in that kind of stores, cause i just laugh loud when i see the prices they do in everything, cause i am all eyes open to price of the things...
and see people buying overpriced at that stores really makes me bad, but its people money, they do what they can but more than one time i advice some people they can find the same for much less and they go with my word and (maybe) i do some justice.
I hate this stores, they steal a lot...i dont see the point.
Google : Hey y'all Phone manufacturers, Our new Pixel Phone has a Huge Fkin Notch up top and you guys give the option to hide the one in yours. HELL NOOO !!!
" It is Mandatory to remove any such option if you want 9.0 Update" XD. Fk y'all Mofos Hahaha I am google Btch.
Well Played Google , HaHaHa
Well that's bad for current users.
At least I don't need to buy notched phones to appreciate iPhone X's popular signature.