HMD Global recently announced a reversion to its Android 10 update schedule of August 2019. From the new schedule, Nokia 2.2 will be the next to get Android 10. Other devices such as Nokia 2.3, Nokia 6.2, Nokia 7.2, Nokia 3.2, Nokia 4.2, Nokia 8 Sirocco and Nokia 3.1 Plus will get this update at the end of Q1 2020.
The Nokia 2.2 Plus and other devices originally scheduled to receive updates in the first quarter of 2020 have been postponed to the end of the quarter. Nokia 3.1 Plus, 3.2 and 4.2 will also receive updates later in the first quarter. The likes of Nokia 1 Plus and 5.1 Plus will now receive updates in the second quarter of 2020.
While we have taken all the steps to fight COVID-19, we still aim to be the fastest brand to update its portfolio to Android 10. Although our schedule changed a bit, we’re proud to announce a number of phones will be upgraded soon and excited to share our new roadmap: pic.twitter.com/nKEYSkI8Ow
— Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) March 11, 2020
In addition, Nokia 6.1, 6.1 Plus and 7 Plus are already on the Android 10 system. The update arrived earlier this year. According to Juho Sarvikas, chief product officer of HMD Global, although the launch of Android 10 on some models affected by the new coronavirus, Nokia will push Android 10 updates for its models as soon as possible. His words
“While we have taken all the steps to fight COVID-19, we still aim to be the fastest brand to update its portfolio to Android 10. Although our schedule changed a bit, we’re proud to announce a number of phones will be upgraded soon and excited to share our new roadmap”
At the same time, HMD Global also announced that it will extend the security update for some mobile phones for one year. The specific time of arrival of this update may be affected by operators. As of now, we do not know if this change in schedule applies to Chinese versions of these devices.
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