Google recently released the new Android 9.0 Pie version of its mobile operating system and also rolled out the update to its Pixel-series smartphones. Along with Google, Essential also rolled out the update for its Essential Phone.
Other smartphone manufacturers have announced the list of devices that will be updated to the latest version of the Android operating system, including HMD Global. Now, the Finnish company has confirmed that all Nokia smartphones will receive Android Pie update.
While the company has not yet provided a timeline for the update, it has said that no matter what Nokia phone, it’ll eventually receive the Android 9.0 update. The smartphones from HMD Global which will receive the update includes Nokia 1 (Android Go), Nokia 2, Nokia 2.1 (Android Go), Nokia 3, Nokia 3.1, Nokia 5, Nokia 5.1, Nokia 6, Nokia 6.1, 6.1 Plus, Nokia 7 (China-exclusive), 7 Plus, Nokia 8, 8 Sirocco, Nokia X6, and Nokia X5.
Among all these devices, the 7 Plus is expected to be the first smartphone from HMD Global to receive the Android Pie update given that it’s the only device from the Finnish company in the Developer Preview program. Later, the update could roll out to Nokia 8 and 8 Sirocco.
All the recently launched smartphones from the company are part of Google‘s Android One programme and we expected the Android One devices to receive the update before it rolls out to other mid-range or budget devices from HMD Global. The company has revealed that the update will be rolled out in phases as usual in order to secure quality delivery.
The Android 9.0 Pie, which was available in beta phase since March this year, comes with a number of improvements, including new personalization features, battery-saving optimizations, and tools that help tracking time users spend on the phone.
It also addresses the latest trends in smartphone designs with revamped navigational controls. It introduces a new gesture-based navigation system. There are also a number of other gesture-based shortcuts. It is also said to be the most personalized version of Android yet.