Nokia Android phones are coming early next year | Mashable


Fallen mobile phone giant Nokia is about to (attempt to) rise again next year with new phones — this time based on Android.

The plan has been known for a while, but it’s now official, as the company itself confirmed it in a press release Thursday.

The new Nokias will be manufactured by Foxconn subsidiary FIH Mobile and sold by a Finnish company called HMD Global, which will have an exclusive global license for the Nokia brand for the next ten years. This means another Android player has emerged in the overcrowded market, albeit one with a familiar brand name.

The story of the new, new Nokia is somewhat complex, so here’s a little background: Microsoft bought Nokia’s struggling mobile phone division in 2013 for $7.2 billion but it ditched the Nokia brand the following year, instead calling its mobile phones Microsoft Lumia.

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