Nokia Phones to Get Android P Update – HMD Global Confirms

Ahead of the Nokia 2.1, Nokia 3.1, and Nokia 5.1 launch earlier this week, HMD Global has confirmed that Android P will be rolled out to all Nokia phones launched till date. Additionally, the Nokia 2 will receive the Android 8.1 Oreo update in June.

Android P software update will arrive across all price segments in Nokia’s lineup, from the budget Nokia 1 to the premium Nokia 8 Sirocco, HMD Global’s global marketing manager, Neil Broadley was cited to say by Android Authority.

While the 2017 range seems to have received a fortunate upgrade, the 2018 lineup was expected to receive an Android P update as part of the two-year update guarantee that Android One programme brings to the table. HMD Global has confirmed the Nokia 5 (2017) and Nokia 6 (2017) will get Android P updates as well. Additionally, the Nokia 1 and Nokia 2.1 will run an Android Oreo (Go Edition) version of Android P once the update reaches the handsets.

Nokia has been one of the fastest adopters of Google’s Android updates. At Google I/O 2018, the Nokia 7 Plus became one of the first third-party handsets to receive Android P Developer Preview 2.

The Nokia 2, launched back in October 2017, will get its Android 8.1 Oreo update soon, as reportedly mentioned by HMD Global at Tuesday’s smartphone launch event. This update will be rolled out to the entry-level handset in June this year. This will make it the last Nokia-branded smartphone to receive an Android Oreo update after the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6 got updated to the operating system earlier this year.

credit: Gadgets 360


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