28 December 2018
Update: November 1, 2018
Nokia 6.1 Plus Android 9.0 Pie update is now out of beta and available to everyone. Juho Sarvikas, the CPO of HMD Global, took it to Twitter and announced the availability of the same. He also included a short clip that demonstrates new features, including Adaptive Battery Saving, new Pie navigation gestures, and more.
Back in September, HMD Global removed the "Hide notch" feature from the Nokia 6.1 Plus and it was reported that Google requirements forced the company to do so. However, later, it was reported that the same isn't true. It could also be possible that the notch toggle feature is coming back with the Android 9.0 Pie update but we are yet to see it.
Original Post (October 11, 2018)
Last week, HMD Global revealed its plans about releasing Android 9 Pie upgrade for eligible smartphones. It has now confirmed that Android 9 Pie beta is now available for all Nokia 6.1 Plus users globally. The beta version is available via Nokia Beta Labs which means one will need to become a beta tester to receive the new version.
With the latest beta, users will be getting all the Android 9 Pie features like Digital Wellbeing, Slices, App Actions, Adaptive Brightness, and Adaptive Battery. The only thing to be kept in mind is that it is a beta release which means it is expected to have bugs and maybe performance issues as well. It means it is not recommended to install it on your primary device but if you do so, make sure to take backup of your data and be prepared to face any unwanted bugs or performance issues.
Hungry for pie? 🥧 If you're a Nokia 6.1 Plus user, you'll be happy to know that Android 9 is now available to test in #Nokiamobilebetalabs. https://t.co/siaoX5xEmR #Nokiamobile #Android9 pic.twitter.com/0oiLr0NI09— Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) October 9, 2018