The Nokia 6.1 was one of the first devices released by HMD Global in 2018. The smartphone debuted with Android 8.1 Oreo straight ou the box, but soon after Pie release the company promised to deliver the update. Today is the big day for all owners of the midrange device since HMD is finally seeding the Android 9 Pie update to the handset.
The update rollout was confirmed on Twitter by the company’s Chief Product Officer, Juho Sarvikas. The Nokia 6.1 follows the path traced by Nokia 7 Plus and now is one of the few smartphones in the market running the latest flavor of Google’s software.
Android 9 Pie: now available on Nokia 6.1! AI-power your Nokia 6.1 as it gets smarter, faster and adapts as you use it. We are serving 🥧 with a side of cool refreshed imaging expereince including Google Lens integration pic.twitter.com/et5fkKhbst
— Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) October 30, 2018
Android 9 Pie should keep landing on more devices of the Nokia’s portfolio, such as the Nokia 8, 8 Sirocco, Nokia 6.1 Plus, Nokia 5.1 and more. Since all the recent releases of the company came with the Android One label, they should have at least a guarantee of receiving two major Android updates.
The update brings a revamped System UI, Adaptive Battery, Digital Wellbeing, Gesture Controls, Google Lens integration and much more. Since this update is being rolled out gradually, it should take some days to arrive for all owners of the smartphone.