HMD Global’s Nokia 7.1 handset is facing some woes after the recent update to Android 10 Pie, with users reporting that their phones are experiencing crashing, WiFi connections dropping, calls distorted and poor battery life.
These are not issues you’d expect to find on handsets that run stock Android – they’re more commonly associated with other software skins where there has been more significant customisation going on.
However, since the Android 10 update arrived in late December 2019, users have been experiencing a raft of problems with their Nokia 7.1 handsets.
Website PiunikaWeb has collected a list of the bugs in their article, and it makes for miserable reading. Ausdroid, too, has received emails from a number of readers sharing their experiences with us – the most common symptom for Nokia 7.1 handsets in Australia has been WiFi connections that just won’t work anymore, meaning users are racking up mobile data bills.
We’ve also raised the issue with HMD Global and are waiting for further information. In the meantime, if you have a Nokia 7.1 handset, we’d recommend against installing the Android 10 update for now – it seems to be more trouble than it’s worth.
Have you experienced problems with the Android 10 update to your Nokia 7.1, or other handsets from the HMD Nokia range? Let us know in the comments.