Nokia smartphones might soon come with Lumia Camera UI
by Cosmin Vasile / Jul 27, 2017, 2:59 PM
Three Nokia-branded smartphones have been unleashed on the market this year, but more are expected to arrive by the end of 2017. Finnish company HMD Global successfully gained possession of many of Microsoft's design patents after Nokia gave the former the right to use its name for any smartphones, tablets and feature phones plans to launch on the market.
Even though Microsoft still owns trademarks for PureView, ClearBlack and PureMotion technologies, no less than 500 design patents held by the Redmond-based company have been transferred to HMD Global.
These patents will allow HMD to improve its products even further without having to fear it will be hit by lawsuits. One of the design patents that's been recently transferred to HMD is for the Lumia Camera UI.
None of the new Nokia smartphones launched by HMD feature a decent camera UI, so the new patent should come in handy. We hope that not only the upcoming Android phones to be released by HMD will include the so-called Lumia Camera UI, but the current ones as well.
However, the camera will probably be installed on the Nokia phones under a different name, as Lumia brand still belongs to Microsoft.
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Just bring back the Lumia 1020(Nokia 1030?) with SD835/6 and 6gb of RAM with an updated 41mp sensor and phase detection autofocus. Stick an sd card slot in there and I'll have a phone for at least 3 years.
posted on Jul 27, 2017, 3:08 PM 4
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They can't do that. All things Lumia phones were is now lost inside Microsoft. HMD has to start from scratch.
posted on Jul 27, 2017, 3:21 PM 2
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not really .. microsoft licenced all those tech from Nokia.. nokia owns all the patents .. Microsoft only bought design related patents and Trademarks like pureview, clearblack etc they don't own the tech behind .. Nokia 3 and Nokia 5 make use of Clearblack .. HMD may make use of pureview tech in future .. first lets see how the zeiss cameras on Nokia 8 performs though
posted on Jul 27, 2017, 4:34 PM 9
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ISO 16000 ?? Which Phone is that ?
posted on Jul 27, 2017, 4:40 PM 0
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