Good news for Nokia fans as the company’s new Android powered devices might be sooner getting an own set of apps that were previously available on its Windows Phone powered devices.
According to a new document from European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), HMD Global has received 500 Nokia design patents from its previous owner. Microsoft Mobile Oy, which previously owned the Nokia patents, has transferred them to a new owner, HMD Global Oy.
HMD Global Finnish startup responsible for creating the next generations of Nokia smartphone and features. Apparently, the most interesting feature design patent is the one for the Lumia Camera app and could be seen on the new Nokia Android devices, because HMD at present owns the design.
Microsoft Mobile still has about 200 design patents left, according to EUIPO. A part of Nokia legacy, that was bought by Microsoft, returned back to Finland to HMD Global. These transferred designs are probably a part of the mobile Business that Microsoft sold to FIH Mobile last year for about $350 million. The only thing missing now is the famous trademarks.
The launch of Nokia’s own apps to its Android smartphones should make them more desirable in the face of rigid competition. The company currently has three devices available in the market, namely the Nokia 3,5 and 6 which is priced at Rs. 9,499, Rs 12,899 and Rs 14,999 respectively.
Nokia is also tipped to launch its flagship smartphone on 16th August. Dubbed the Nokia 8, the phone has been leaked several times and its official page was briefly that appeared live a few weeks ago. The device is tipped to come with a dual-camera setup, which would be a first for the company. Considering the camera centric nature of the phone, it is possible that the company may launch the camera centric UI alongside the device.