HMD Global, announced a partnership 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 move, the company says, will deliver better customer and device experience for Nokia phone users, by improving the speed and accuracy of device enhancements delivered to Nokia phones.
By using Google Cloud's
advanced data analytics and machine learning technologies, combined with CGI´s cloud and data science expertise, HMD Global can
fully leverage data analytics to benefit Nokia users globally.
The first Nokia smartphones to begin storing data to the new centre will be new Nokia smartphones starting from the Nokia 4.2, Nokia 3.2 and the Nokia 2.2, with data from earlier Nokia smartphone models being migrated to Hamina after the Android Q update starting later this year and completed in 2020.
Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer, HMD Global, said "Fans world-wide value our unique product promise; that every Nokia smartphone on Android One will receive regular security updates for 3 years, alongside OS upgrades for 2 years. 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. This is why consumers can rely on their Nokia smartphone, they just keep on getting better with time."