29 November 2018
UPDATE (September 28th, 2018):
HMD Global Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas has confirmed that Nokia 7 Plus Android 9.0 Pie update is now rolling out. The update was previously halted as mentioned in the original coverage of this post. While HMD has hit the resume button, the rollout will happen in a phased manner. The new version will be coming to unlocked devices first and then to carrier variants because of the approval process.
We are doing a phased roll-out to ensure quality. We will start with open markets and operators will follow shortly due to required approval process. Also note that we will roll out first 10% of install base and then expand but dont worry, you wont have to wait long 😋🥧— Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) September 28, 2018
Original (September 26th, 2018):
HMD Global has announced that the Nokia 7 Plus Android 9 Pie release has now been delayed due to some certification issues. The announcement came from the company's Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas who tweeted about the situation. He said that those certifications have now been received and the ROM is under "final round of tests".
It means whatever the issue was related to certifications has been resolved. It only seems like a matter of the final testing for the quality check purposes. He did not say anything about when Nokia 7 Plus users should expect the update but it should happen sooner than later.
#Android Pie 🥧for #Nokia 7 plus met with a couple of tricky platform specific certification bugs. We've got them now and are running final round of tests for quality assurance. Apologies for the delay. Like you know from Beta Labs, stability is there #nokiamobile— Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) September 26, 2018
A few days ago, it was reported that the Nokia 7 Plus Android Pie Beta update received support for Digital Wellbeing. It is a new feature from Google and is aimed at helping users keep a track of how much time they are spending on their phones and different apps/games. It was released as a Pixel-exclusive feature but with this change, the Nokia 7 Plus has become the first non-Pixel device to offer the feature.
75.64 x 158.38 x 9.55 mm
6 inches - 2160x1080 px
- 6-inch Full HD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels) LCD display with 18:9 aspect ratio
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor
- 4GB RAM
- 64GB of internal storage
- 12-megapixel and 13-megapixel dual rear cameras
- 16-megapixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture
- 3800mAh battery
- Android 8.1 Oreo