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HMD Global moves data collection centre to Finland

Paul Lipscombe
June 24, 2019

The Finnish vendor aims to keep customers secure and up-to-date on Android

HMD Global has struck a
partnership with consultancy firm CGI and Google Cloud to transfer
its data collection centre to Finland.

HMD Global act as the
licensee for the Nokia brand and has moved the data to Google Cloud
Region in Hamina.

The first Nokia
smartphones to have data stored at the centre will be the Nokia 4.2,
Nokia 3.2 and Nokia 2.2.

Earlier Nokia models
will also migrate to Hamina later in the year once the Android Q has
commenced its rollout, with completion expected by 2020.

As part of its offering
HMD Global guarantees up to three years of security updates and two
years for major OS upgrades.

HMD Global chief
product officer Juho Sarvikas said: “We want every Nokia smartphone
to stay fresh for longer and to ensure everyone can enjoy the latest
innovations from Google, and so we strive to bring the latest OS
upgrades from Android faster than any other manufacturer.

“We want to remain
open and transparent about how we collect and store device activation
data and want to ensure people understand why and how it improves
their phone experience.”

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