+ Friday October 18th, 2019

Nokia’s decision to run all their phones on Google’s new barebones versions of Android, Android One and Android Go, seems to be paying off in spades. They have updated their phones faster than nearly all other manufacturers (aside from Google). Today they have revealed their roadmap for the next updates to come.

Over on Twitter, Chief Product Officer of HMD Global, Juho Sarvikas, has shared an image that shows which Nokia phones have been updated, which are currently being updated, and the dates for those yet to be updated.

As you can see in the image above the Nokia 8 and Nokia 8 Sirocco are currently having their update roll out to them with the Nokia 5 and 3.1 Plus to follow later this month. The Nokias 6, 5.1, 3.1, 2.1, 3 and 1 will all receive Android Pie this quarter.

For Nokia to update so many phones by the end of this quarter would be an achievement given the process required for each phone to bring the update. Juho also shared the process a phone goes through before it is updated and it is very extensive. If you want a look at it you can check out their PDF of the process here.

Nokia should be congratulated for not just producing great phones with some of the best available software at very reasonable prices but also for keeping all of them updated much faster than most of their competitors.

The fast updates just adds to the list of reasons to purchase a Nokia phone. Is the speed of updates something you take into consideration when purchasing a new phone?

Source: Juho Sarvikas.

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Louis
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Louis

Sadly, nokia 2 is not in the list. Stuck at 7.1.1. Not even oreo. Juho said before every phone will be upgraded. Don’t promise when you can’t deliver

Stu
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Stu

My Nokia 8 got its Pie update yesterday morning, and it is even faster than before. There has been changes to notification bar (like time on left side now) etc, but one benefit after update seems to be its GPS is a little more accurate & stable when inside buildings when playing games like Pokemon Go.
By far & away this phone has been the best value phone I’ve ever owned. Similar specs as Galaxy S8 for less than AU$400! If future versions are as good, will never buy the likes of Samsung Galaxy again.

Tye
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Tye

My Nokia 8 got pie today

Ryan
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Ryan

Finally! Good to know my Nokia 6 will get the Pie update in the next two months.

Two years of OS updates and three years of security updates is the best you can get on Android after Google’s ridiculously expensive Pixel phones. That said, you can’t beat iOS for regular and prompt updates that support devices up to six years old.

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