Nokia smartphones might soon come with Lumia Camera UI
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.