Nokia has had a rather decent track record of updating its devices to newer versions of Android, and more importantly, monthly security updates and patches. This is undoubtedly one of the strengths of being part of the Android One Program.
Google has today announced a couple of things to do with the next version of Android that will be called Android 10, with no dessert name. With that, Nokia has also unveiled a detailed plan on how it is planning to update its current list of devices to the next Android.
Do you own a Nokia Android device? Check out the following list to see when you are likely to get updated to Android 10.
The full list of Nokia phones expected to get Android 10 are:
- Nokia 9 PureView – Q4 2019
- Nokia 8.1 – Q4 2019
- Nokia 7.1 – Q4 2019
- Nokia 7 Plus – Q4 2019 to Q1 2020
- Nokia 6.1 Plus – Q4 2019 to Q1 2020
- Nokia 6.1 – Q4 2019 to Q1 2020
- Nokia 4.2 – Q1 2020
- Nokia 3.2 – Q1 2020
- Nokia 3.1 Plus – Q1 2020
- Nokia 2.2 – Q1 2020
- Nokia 1 Plus – Q1 2020
- Nokia 5.1 Plus – Q1 2020
- Nokia 8 Sirocco – Q1 2020
- Nokia 2.1 – Q2 2020
- Nokia 3.1 – Q2 2020
- Nokia 5.1 – Q2 2020
- Nokia 1 – Q2 2020
Nokia really prides itself in the frequency with which they are able to update their devices.
“We were the fastest manufacturer to upgrade from Android Oreo to Android Pie across the range,” HMD Global’s Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas said as part of the announcement. “And with today’s roll out plan we look set to do it even faster for Android Pie to Android 10 upgrades.”
Since Android’s early days, the one thing iOS keeps beating the Open Source platform with is Updates. Apple is able to roll out updates to its entire portfolio in weeks, while Android, as fragmented as it is, takes years to do the same. We have to deal with OEMs who themselves are stretched thin because of the sheer number of devices they have in their portfolio.
Nokia’s speed of updates is just another testament to just how painless the whole issue could be if one entity, Google in this case, is responsible for the updates.
Let us see how others plan to handle this update.