HMD Global Oy, branded as simply HMD, stylized as hmd., is a Finnish company that develops mobile devices under the "Nokia" brand name. It was formed in May 2016 announcing its purchase of part of Microsoft Mobile's feature phone business, the successor of Nokia's mobile phone business, and a licensing agreement. The sale was completed in December 2016. It is headed by CEO Arto Nummela and is headquartered in Espoo near Helsinki, in front of Nokia's headquarters.
HMD is made up of veteran Nokia staff, and develops basic feature phones, as well as smartphones and tablets running on the Android platform. Manufacturing and distribution is performed by Foxconn's FIH Mobile division.
Nokia itself does not directly invest in HMD but has a board member representative, sets mandatory requirements, and receives royalty payments for patents.