By now, you’re most likely familiar with the Nokia brand. Especially for those who’ve been using mobile phones since the beginning of this millennium, it’s without a doubt that you’ll easily associate the Finnish brand with the legendary 3310 phone, the variable Nokia N90, and the trendy Nokia 5800 XpressMusic.
As phones further evolved into more advanced and sophisticated devices throughout the years, Nokia too keeps up their pace in order to provide you with the latest and best experiences through their phones. In fact, it just keeps getting better.
Allow us to introduce the new Nokia to you.
The Perfect Match
A great number of people around the world are frequent users of Google’s popular Android operating system on smartphones. The operating system regarded by its users as easy to use, and is frequently improved in order to provide better security, new features, and software updates. Understanding this, Nokia embraced the Android OS to power its new line of smartphones such as the Nokia 8.1 and 7.2.
With the combination of Nokia’s well-known Scandinavian design sense and quality fused together with Android’s user friendliness and dependability, you know you’re in for a great experience.
Better With Android
Have you ever struggled with needless amounts of bloatware, unoptimised applications, and unexpected battery drainage on your current or previous phone? You can finally cast that worry aside as Nokia smartphones comes equipped with Android One, Android GO, or stock Android 9/10, which is always efficient and up to date.
Why stock Android or its variations you ask? The answer is simple. It fits with Nokia’s approach: clean, simple, and effective. These versions of the operating system provides only the necessary applications and software to keep your Nokia phone running efficiently. Best of all, the chances of encountering bloatware apps is a guaranteed zero.
Always Among The First
If you’ve been keeping up with the news on Android 10 lately, you’ll notice that other brands would only roll out updates the latest operating system to their smartphones months after its release. The major reason to why a longer release window are required for this is because these brands build their own user interface on top of the Android OS. You’ll be glad to know that this isn’t the case for Nokia phones.
Yet another advantage of using the stock version of Android is that your Nokia phone will get updates faster than most phones in the market. In fact, Nokia takes pride as the fastest in issuing the latest updates to its Android equipped phones, and is currently ranked at the top of the Global Rankings based on market research.
To date, nearly 96% of Nokia smartphones are already running on the latest version of Android OS or have the OS’ update issued to them. The Nokia 8.1 which was launched in December 2018 already has the Android 10 update rolled out about a month after the OS’ release in September 2019.
Security Is Priority
Having the latest version of Android on your Nokia phone not only would provide you with the latest enhancements and features, it also offers additional reinforcement to its security with Google Play Protect. You’ll just never know that you may accidentally download malware or other malicious software from a website or advertisement when you’re browsing the internet on your phone.
Google Play Protect is always up-to-date with a list of trusted developers and applications, so you don’t have to worry about downloading a game or software that could cause any form of harm to your privacy without your knowledge. Suffice to say, any app installations – even those running behind your back – will have to go through Play Protect first.
Losing your phone could mean three dreadful things; it was snatched away by a thief, your personal information stored on the phone is compromised, or you simply misplaced the phone in the crevices of your sofa. Stop giggling. The third scenario is just as menacing as the rest.
Thankfully, you need not worry about these any further. Nokia smartphones are also equipped with the Find My Device feature which enables you to deny intrusion or data theft by locking the phone remotely. True to the feature’s name, it would also allow you to remotely locate your phone’s whereabouts in the case of misplacement or physical theft.
AI Know You
With Android, Nokia smartphones has also embraced modern quality-of-life advancements with voice activated features via AI integration. Voice activated commands are no longer something out of a sci-fi show, and you could actually do just that with your phone’s Google Assistant. You can easily check on the weather, load up a playlist on Spotify, and even navigate to a location via Google Maps without even having to lift a finger.
The power of AI also enables Nokia smartphones to further improve itself based on your personal preferences, as well as help you moderate your phone usage. Aided by Google’s Digital Wellbeing app, you’re able to track your usage habits on your Nokia phone, thus allowing for a more customised and personalised experience that conforming to your digital lifestyle. The Digital Wellbeing shows you daily stats like the time spent within each app, the number of notifications, and the number of times you unlock your smartphone. The Wind Down feature included in the app filters out unnecessary notifications at night and turns the display gray in order to help you disengage easily, thus allowing for some time for you to rest your eyes.
Up In The Cloud
To help you from using up your limited onboard storage space, Nokia phones are connected to Google’s cloud storage ecosystem which allows you to store files and photos online. The Google Photos cloud storage backs up unlimited photos and videos for free up to 16MP and 1080p HD, and also enables you to access them on other devices that you own.
It Just Keeps Getting Better
The brand’s goal to deliver you the best and the latest for your Nokia phone is never a temporary affair. Even for years to come, Nokia will frequently ensure that your Nokia device will continue to be one of the first to receive the latest supported version of Android, as well as up-to-date security.
Being part of Nokia not only will bring you these benefits, but also welcomes you to its community of fans as well. You can share your Nokia phone experiences and photography with over 3,000 fans who also share the same passion as you in the official Nokia fan page on Facebook. Nokia’s about connecting people after all.
Interested in upgrading to your very own Nokia smartphone? Do head on over to the brand’s official store on Lazada where you can find the Nokia 8.1 retailing at only RM1299, and the Nokia 7.2 at RM1199.
For further information, please have a visit to their official website on the brand’s latest smartphones.
This article is brought to you by HMD Global And Nokia.