HMD Global releases Android Pie roadmap for Nokia phones

For those waiting for Android Pie 9.0 on Nokia smartphones, the wait is almost over. Juho Sarvikas, CPO at HMD Global which owns Nokia, has posted a tweet on you guessed it, Twitter, proclaiming the expected date for the Android Pie 9.0 rollout across all its supported device.

Sarvikas stated that Nokia promised and in fact, it started rolling out Android Oreo across all the devices at a fast pace and that it will do the same with the new Android version but indeed even at a shorter timespan.

Revealing our Android Pie update roadmap! We were the fastest in deploying Android Oreo 🍪 8.0 and 8.1 portfolio wide, with Android Pie 🥧 we are committed to be even faster. You can also take a peek into the kitchen here: #nokiamobile #android #androidone
— Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) 23 January 2019

As of now, only a handful of devices have actually received Android Pie update of which, Nokia 7 Plus was the first to enter on September 28, 2018, followed by Nokia 6.1, Nokia 6.1 Plus, Nokia 7.1, and Nokia 5.1 Plus by the end of last year.

This year, Nokia rolled out OTA updates for Nokia 8 Sirocco and Nokia 8 devices on January 9 and January 18 respectively. So, as per the roadmap posted by Sarvikas, Nokia 2 is nowhere to be seen which hints that it won’t be making it to the Android Pie but hey, there are other devices that are in tow this month.

Nokia 5 and Nokia 3.1 Plus are expected to receive their OTA updates this month itself and since it is just a week to spare, the wait is not that long. Further, Nokia 6, Nokia 5.1, Nokia 3.1, and Nokia 2.1 are roped in to get an OTA Android Pie update by Q1 of 2019 which is between February to March while the Nokia 3 and Nokia 1 will get their share of update by early Q2 of 2019.

Nokia promised to cater to the latest Android updates for at least two years and now that many of the devices have already been through Android Oreo and Android Pie, there is a little hope for them to receive further updates while newer devices such as Nokia 5.1 Plus could hope to get its Android Q update later this year.

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