11 December 2017
The Nokia 7 was unveiled by HMD with ZEISS camera exactly a week ago which followed a news that reported that HMD had sold close to 1.5 million Nokia devices in the first half of the year. While the Finnish company promised all of its current Nokia devices with an Android P update, HMD said that it’ll push the Android Oreo firmware into each and every Nokia phones within the end of this year.
Having been made official at the start of the year, Nokia 3 was touted to receive Android 7.1.1 update by August but was delayed due to the fact that the MediaTek processor in the device wasn’t compatible with the Android version. From what it looks like, HMD seems to have jumped those hurdles as it confirms that Nokia 3 would receive the Android 7.1.2 update instead. The company has not yet revealed a time frame for the update to be seeded but it has indicated that the rollout process might take longer than what we expected it to be.
The delayed rollout, as we know it, is due to the slower driver updates that are made available towards the MediaTek processor which means that testing these new updates would take an even longer time. Nevertheless, we can expect the Nokia 3 being seeded with the Android 7.1.2 along with the latest security patches sometime next month since HMD plans to release the Android Oreo update for the rest of its Nokia devices around the same time.
The Nokia 3 will thus be rolled out with the Android 7.1.2 update by November which could probably be the last update before HMD plans to port the device to Android Oreo later, though there’s a slight probability that the Android 8.0 firmware would be made available as soon as December. Only time would tell, if not HMD will.