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Nokia 6 Apparently Running Cyanogenmod 14 Kernel

by Martin 5

The announcement of the Nokia 6, the company’s first device since its return to smartphone manufacturing under their new partner HMD, came as a huge surprise to everyone and was one of the biggest smartphone announcements last week during the weekend of CES 2017 in spite the device only being announced for China and a few other Southeast Asian regions.


As an entry-level smartphone, the Nokia 6 is priced at only 1699 Yuan and features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor. What came as a surprise to reviewers when they were finally get their hands on the phone though is that in spite of supposedly running Google’s latest Android 7.0 Nougat, it’s been found out that the Nokia 6 actually runs a kernel of the popular CyanogenMod 14 third-party open-source operating system based on Android 7.0 Nougat, explaining the Nokia 6’s blue UI theme.

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While CyanogenMod 14 is a noteworthy version of the Android operating system, its official development has officially ceased in spite there being a community attempting to continue its development under a new name. This begs the question of how Nokia plans to upgrade the operating system of the Nokia 6 in the future. Will they switch to another kernel or will they develop CynagenMod themselves?


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  • Or, is it all just a big SCAM, like it’s really starting to look.
    Specs that focus on numbers instead of features!
    Entry-level SoC, paired with lots of RAM and Storage with just a 3000mAh battery and a big screen = less than good battery life.
    UI supposed to be unique, but looks like every Chinese phone out there.
    Build quality looks great in photos, but those are special samples being handed out, real production models might stray from that quality.
    Priced like a Flagship Killer with specs of an entry phone.
    With this huge demand price will likely end up being around 300$ for a Snapdragon 430 and 3000mAh Battery, which is absurd.

    • balcobomber25

      Couldn’t have said it better myself. Especially considering this has the same exact specs as the Blu Life One X2 that can be bought for under $200 (for the 4/64 version).

      • Or you can get Great Xiaomi Mi5, Mi5S or Meizu MX6/Meizu X at the same/lower price.
        I mean, talking to most people why they are excited about Nokia, is that they think it will have great battery life.

        • balcobomber25

          I think people are relying on the fond memories we all had with Nokia. For most of us Nokia was the first or one of the first phones we ever used. The problem is the only thing this new phone shares with that company is the name. It’s no different than companies like inFocus that license their name to Foxconn.

          • Yup, just another plain’old new Chinese phone, but the interest will move the price and it’s competing against device that are far superior and some who are yet to be released even.