Nokia Music, the Spotify-style streaming service included with Lumia handsets, is set to launch on Asha phones, starting with Russia. Called Nokia Music with Mix Radio, the service is headed for the Asha Touch range of smartphones.

“We’ve had really positive feedback from users of Nokia Music on Lumia smartphones and we wanted more people to have access to this innovative, free music service," said Jyrki Rosenberg, Nokia's vice-president of entertainment.

"There’s nothing quite like it for phones in this price range and I believe it will change the way many people listen to music in Russia.” 

Nokia Music is fairly impressive, featuring a big library of 24 million tracks, until now it has been a Lumia-only affair. Also included with the Asha offering is something called Mix Radio. The free service delivers personalised music mixes based on Nokia's clever listening algorithms. The mixes can be streamed via Nokia Music or up to four can be downloaded and stored on the phone.

If you don't fancy listening to curated mixes provided by Nokia, the service will let you build your own based on three separate artist searches. The new service will launch on Nokia Asha 305, 306 308, 309, 310 and 311 handsets over the coming weeks. Plans for a rollout beyond Russia are yet to be announced, but Nokia has promised more information, so fingers crossed for a UK launch. - PAY MONTHLY PHONES The Samsung Galaxy S10+ is now available on EE who have been awarded the UK’s best network for the fifth year running. RootMetrics tested the four UK networks and EE was faster and more reliable than all of them, with better data performance. Their network has come a long way since they launched in 2012. Back then they had 11 UK cities covered by 4G. Today they cover most of the UK’s land mass, thanks to 19,000 state-of-the-art 4G sites. They’ve got faster, too – from 50Mbps to a maximum speed of 400Mbps. And they’re soon to experience even greater possibilities with the launch of 5G.

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