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Nokia 6.1 Comes With Android 9 Pie

Android Pie brings a range of useful new features such as adaptive battery, tweaked navigation and improved notifications

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Nokia to cut jobs, says slow 5G progress not cause for layoffs.

Finnish company HMD Global, which manufactures and markets Nokia smartphones, has announced its Nokia 6.1 has started receiving Android 9 Pie operating system (OS).

Notably, this is the second smartphone from the HMD stable with Android Pie, is the ninth major update and the 16th version of the Android OS.

“The Nokia 6.1 has been selected by Google to join the Android One family and therefore, users get exclusive access to ‘Apps Actions’ — a feature only available to Android One and Google Pixel devices. ‘App Actions’ helps users get things done faster by predicting their next move and displaying the right action on right away,” the company said in a statement late on Tuesday.

In line with the government's Digital India programme, Nokia on Wednesday launched a "Smartpur" digital village project with the aim of developing 500 digitally integrated villages across the country in five years.
Notably, this is the second smartphone from the HMD stable with Android Pie, is the ninth major update and the 16th version of the Android OS. Pixabay

Android Pie brings a range of useful new features such as adaptive battery, tweaked navigation and improved notifications.

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Another interesting feature that Android Pie brings is “Adaptive Brightness” which learns how you like to set the brightness in different settings and does it for you. (IANS)

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Nokia Plans to Cut Jobs, Says Slow 5G Progress Not Cause For Layoffs

Headquartered in Espoo, Finland, Nokia currently employs 100,000 people worldwide, 6,000 of them in Finland

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Nokia to cut jobs, says slow 5G progress not cause for layoffs.

Finnish telecommunication giant Nokia on Tuesday announced its plans to cut jobs, media reported.

Nokia gave 350 as a layoff target in Finland, and said the figures in France and Germany would be higher, but did not specify.

However, the company denied that the cuts would be related to the slower than expected launch of 5G technology, Xinhua news agency reported.

Instead, the aim is to make operations more efficient as the consolidation after the purchase of the French Alcatel-Lucent has been completed.

Tommi Uitto, director in charge of Nokia’s operations in Finland, said the changes are “necessary”. The cutbacks are part of 700-million-euro (about $798.7 million) savings announced in October 2018. Thereafter Marc Rouanne, one of the key directors, left the company.

In line with the government's Digital India programme, Nokia on Wednesday launched a "Smartpur" digital village project with the aim of developing 500 digitally integrated villages across the country in five years.
Nokia gave 350 as a layoff target in Finland, and said the figures in France and Germany would be higher, but did not specify. Pixabay

In France, the General Confederation of Labour (CGT) accused Nokia on Tuesday of attempting to improve profitability through shifting work to countries where labour costs are lower than in France.

Finnish daily Helsingin Sanomat quoted the union as saying that Nokia has broken its 2016 promise to the then finance minister Emmanuel Macron that staff size at Alcatel-Lucent and Bell Labs would remain at 4,200 for two years.

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CGT claimed that Nokia had also broken its pledge to employ 2,500 new staffers in research and development. Helsingin Sanomat economics writer Petri Sajari said the French unions could turn the Nokia cutbacks against President Macron.

Headquartered in Espoo, Finland, Nokia currently employs 100,000 people worldwide, 6,000 of them in Finland. (IANS)