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Warning: The OS updates and security updates update time is counted after initial phone release. So be aware to check otherwise you can end up with a phone which does not get any updates

These phones get an upgrade to Android 11 (Dutch)

NameOS updates (years)Security updates (years)Remark
Android (Stock)
Android Go Designed for entry-level and budget devices
Android One23


NameCountry, CityRemark
Alcatel MobileFrance, Nanterre. China, ShenzhenUses stock Android. Part of Nokia
ArchosFrance, Igny
AsusTekTaiwan, Taipei
CATEngland, Reading (Berkshire)Part of Bullitt Group
CoolpadChina, Shenzhen
General Mobile
GigasetGermany, Munich (Hong Kong)Owned by the Goldin Group (>70%) from Hong Kong
GioneeChina, Shenzhen
Google1)2) United States, Mountain View (California)The various Nexus models are manufactured by HTC (One), Samsung (S, Galaxy), LG (4, 5, 5X), Motorola Mobility (6), Huawei (6P). The various Pixel models are manufactured by HTC (Pixel, XL, 2), LG (2XL), Foxconn (3, 3XL, 3a, 3aXL, 4, 4XL, 4a, 4a(5G),5
HTCTaiwan, Taipei
HuaweiChina, Shenzhen
InfinixHong Kong (and France, Paris)Part of Transsion Holdings. Area served: Africa (except Eritrea, Namibia and South Africa), South Asia, North America, Indonesia, and in Europe only sold in France
ItelChina, ShenzhenPart of Transsion Holdings. Area served: India and Zimbabwe (only the Uzumba-Maramba-Pfungwe district)
iQOOChinaPart of BBK Electronics
Motorola MobilityUnited States, Chicago (Illinois)Motorola Mobility was acquired by Lenovo (China, Beijing) in 2014
LG CorporationSouth Korea, SeoulFormerly: Lucky-Goldstar (1983–1995)
NokiaFinland, EspooManufactured, since 2016, by HMD Global based in Finland
OnePlusChina, ShenzhenPart of BBK Electronics
OppoChina, DongguanPhones have or become Oppo's own Android clone ColorOS. These phones get an update to ColorOS 11. Part of BBK Electronics
RealmeChina, BeijingUses often the Realme UI. Part of BBK Electronics
SamsungSouth Korea, SeoulHas often its own software overlay: One UI
SonyJapan, Tokyo
TCLChina, Huizhou
TecnoChina, ShenzhenPart of Transsion Holdings
TUFF PhonesEngland, Chichester (West Sussex)
VivoChina, DongguanPart of BBK Electronics
WikoFrance, MarseillePart of Tinno_Mobile
XiaomiChina, Beijing
ZTEChina, ShenzhenState owned

Holdings and alike

NameCountry, CityBrandsRemark
BBK ElectronicsChina, DongguaniQOO, OnePlus, Oppo, Realme, Vivo
Bullitt GroupEngland, Reading (Berkshire)CAT
NokiaFinland, EspooNokia, Alcatel
Tinno_MobileChina, ShenzhenSky Mobile, Sugar Phone, Yezz, Wiko Mobile
Transsion HoldingsChina, ShenzhenInfinix, Itel, Tecno
XiaomiChina, BeijingMijia, POCO, Redmi, XiaomiOwner of ZMI and Black Shark

Qi charging

Search for non chinese smartphones with Android 10 (upgrade to 11 avaiable) or 11, Qi charging and below a price of €300,-
Status 5 may 2021

  • Price below € 300,- : none found so far
  • Price higher than € 300,- : LG V60 ThinQ 5G UW, Nokia 8 Sirocco, Samsung S10, S21 series

Nokia Asha 200

The Nokia Asha 200 is a dual SIM feature phone.

Dual SIM settings


  • Insert two SIM cards
  • Press the double SIM button (left side, upper button)
  • Select Ask Every time
  • Select Mark. Now the checkmark on the Call line becomes green and the checkmark is on
  • Press done
  • Select Ask Every time agian
  • Now Call is greyed out. It is not possible to undo the previous setting here which is logical. To undo the previous setting
    • Press Back
    • Select the SIM you want to make calls with and press Select
    • The Call line is selected. Press Mark
    • Press Done
    • Press Exit

If you want to make a call with SIM2. From the home screen:

  • Press the double SIM button
  • Select SIM2 and press Select
  • Being on the Call line press Mark
  • Press Done
  • Press Exit

Now all calls are made with SIM2. You can revert back to SIM1 with the same procedure

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mobile_telephony.txt · Last modified: 20-07-2022 20:37 by wim