Nokia deliberatly delaying Android updates in lieu to boost Nokia 8.1 sales?

by Simran Singh 0

After a comeback, Nokia is here from past two years. The Finnish company which is now backed by a Chinese HMD Global has launched various mid-range devices. Now, they are looking to target the upper-midrange by launching more powerful devices in 2019. Along with these developments, some sources are alleging that Nokia is deliberately delaying Android updates for a number of devices in order to boost sales of Nokia 8.1.

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Though, the company has promised to launch a new update for Nokia 8 and Nokia 8 Sirocco. Later, it got delayed due to some issues in the build. Well, the source claims that this is not a genuine reason behind the delay, in actual Nokia want to boost sales of Nokia 8.1. Moreover, several other devices such as Nokia 5, Nokia 6, and Nokia 8 were also slated to receive the update this month or in the past but has been delayed. The reason is not stated but as per the information received Nokia is delaying it.

The decision is made by HMD’s Chief Product Office, Juho Sarvikas in November to push back release. He believes that users tend to buy new phones which have the newest software experience.

Now, as per the reports, it is believed that Nokia 8 will start receiving the update by the end of December or by early next year. It will be delayed for a couple of months in order to boost sales of Nokia 8.1.

Overall, it’s not a good marketing tactic that Nokia is following as of now, If it is true then Nokia is going to face a lot of flak in the upcoming days. We hope Nokia to respond to these kinds of allegations, to let us know what’s truth behind this.

How many of you using Nokia smartphones? Did you receive the latest udpate on your devices?

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