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HMD Global partners with CGI and Google Cloud to build better Nokia phones

By Cookie Monster - on 21 Jun 2019, 12:00am

HMD Global partners with CGI and Google Cloud to build better Nokia phones

Image source: Digital News Asia

HMD Global, which makes Nokia-branded phones, announced that it will be working with consultancy firm CGI and Google Cloud to move and store phone activation and performance data at the Google Cloud Region in Hamina, Finland.

The partnership will see HMD Global leverage on Google Cloud's advanced data analytics and machine learning technologies, and CGI's cloud and data science expertise, to improve the speed and accuracy of device enhancements delivered to Nokia phones.

Recent Nokia phone models such as the Nokia 4.2, Nokia 3.2 and Nokia 2.2 will start storing data to the new data centre while data from earlier Nokia phone models will start the migration after the Android Q update later this year. The whole process is expected to be completed in 2020.

“Google Cloud and CGI were natural choices to be our strategic cloud partners thanks to our pre-existing close collaborations with them, which ensures that we’re implementing our leading data security and analytics technology at a global level.

“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.

“This change aims to further reinforce our promise to our fans for a pure, secure and up to date Android, with an emphasis on security and privacy through our data servers in Finland,” said HMD Global chief product officer Juho Sarvikas.

Source: Digital News Asia