HMD Global has been quick in releasing the latest Android Pie update for its smartphones and the latest device to get the Android 9 update is the Nokia 5. However, it’s not an official update. An early version of the internal beta build has been leaked online.
Leaked on XDA-Developers Forum, the original poster of the leaked update also posted a hands-on video which shows the Android Pie build. Another user has also posted the installation guide and hands-on video.
While the build was tested on the TA-1024 model, they say that it should also work on the TA-1053 model. If the bootloader is unlocked, the Android Pie beta can also be rooted. If you are interested in trying this out, you’ll get the download link for the update in the source link.
The Nokia 5 has already received Android 8.1 Oreo update. So, when the company officially rolls out the Android 9 Pie update, it’ll be the second major update for the smartphone. It’s not yet known if the company will continue providing major updates after that.
The Android 9.0 Pie, which was available in beta phase since March last 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.
To remind you, the Nokia 5 was launched in February 2017. It features a 5.2-inch HD display. Under the hood, the device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, coupled with 2GB/3GB of RAM and 16GB of inbuilt storage. The phone is backed by a 3,000mAh battery.