HMD has been building a solid reputation when it comes to providing timely updates for smartphones. In counterpart to some other manufacturers, the company is bringing Android Pie to all its smartphones, and not only for premium handsets. Now, it appears that the company wants to finish the Android Pie dissemination before the first half of 2019.
Juho Sarvikas, chief product officer at HMD Global has confirmed that Android Pie update for older Nokia smartphones will begin this January.
— FoneArena Mobile (@FoneArena) January 23, 2019
The update will begin starting from Nokia 5 and 3.1 Plus later this week, Nokia 6 shortly after as soon it has Dolby implementation complete, and other devices will get the update throughout Q1 and early Q2 2019.
- Nokia 5 and Nokia 3.1 Plus – January, 2019
- Nokia 6, Nokia 5.1, Nokia 3.1 and Nokia 2.1 – Q1 2019
- Nokia 3 and Nokia 1 – Early Q2 2019
It is worth to mention that HMD Global has recently released an infographic explaining the process it takes to release the final version of Android Pie to a Nokia smartphone starting from getting the code to mandatory set of tests.
In a press interview with HMD’s country manager for Malaysia and Myanmar, Vijay Thangavelu, talked about how the company first started, and what direction it’s planning on taking Nokia phones into the future.
He said that among the objectives of HMD Global is in fact the desire to offer smartphones equipped with the latest security updates and the latest version of Android for at least two years, all combined with the highest quality hardware, for a user experience always satisfying and amazing.