One of the biggest criticisms of non-premium phones is that they either don’t get updates, or don’t get them regularly. Nokia’s smartphones have mostly bucked that trend, and now, Nokia has begun to deliver Android Pie to their Nokia 5 users.
The Chief Product Officer of HMD Global, Juho Sarvikas has announced the beginning of the rollout on Twitter:
It gives me immense pleasure to announce that Nokia 5 (2017) has just been updated to Android 9 Pie! Nokia Phones truly get better over time! pic.twitter.com/HbwKxilXc8
— Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) January 24, 2019
If you recall from yesterday it’s not just Nokia 5 owners that get all the fun. According to HMD Nokia’s roadmap the updates will continue to flow for other devices in the near future. The updates will come faster than ever before. Devices will see updates as follows:
- Nokia 5 in or around January 2019
- Nokia 3.1 Plus in or around January 2019
- Nokia 6 in Q1 2019
- Nokia 5.1 in Q1 2019
- Nokia 3.1 in Q1 2019
- Nokia 2.1 in Q1 2019
- Nokia 3 during the early stages of Q2 2019
- Nokia 1 during early Q2 2019
For those who have invested in Nokia devices, this is a great leap in terms of the long term (secure) viability of their phones and should give Nokia a solid footing as one of the leaders of the mid-pack of devices.
Does this promise instill confidence in you to invest in an HMD Nokia devices in the future?