21 October 2020
UPDATE (October 9th, 2020):
HMD Global has finally released the Nokia Android 11 roadmap plan. It is exactly the same plan that it accidentally tweeted last week. The Android 11 upgrade release will begin Q4 2020 with Nokia 8.3 5G, Nokia 8.1, Nokia 5.3, and Nokia 2.2. The complete schedule is mentioned in the tweet below as well as the original report.
We’re very excited to announce our #Android11 upgrade roadmap! 🥳 We’ve released over 1000 updates in the past 3 years as part of our Pure, Secure and Up-To-Date pledge, keeping your device safe and protected with the latest Android releases. Here’s to the next 1000! pic.twitter.com/GJ7RsDImfq— Nokia Mobile (@NokiaMobile) October 8, 2020
Original (September 29th, 2020)
Software updates are one of the things that make Nokia stand apart from other Android OEMs. It has built a reputation not only for providing new Android updates but also for releasing them faster than the majority. With Android 11 available in the stable form, it is now time for a new upgrade where companies will now be sharing their respective roadmaps.
Nokia is reported to have released its Android 11 roadmap on Twitter but then decided to delete the tweet after a short while. The reason for this unexpected behavior is unknown but thanks to Neowin folks, we have a screenshot of the tweeted schedule. One plausible reason could be that the social media team jumped the gun and made it public before the intended time. Nevertheless, we have some ideas about when can you expect the new update on your particular device.
The now-deleted tweet started with the claim that Nokia has delivered 1,000 updates in the last three years. The high count could be due to the inclusion of security updates for all the supported models. The update scheduled feature compatible devices divided into three categories based on the release window: Q4 2020, Q1 2021, and Q2 2021.
Here is the complete Nokia Android 11 roadmap schedule (as per tweet):
- Q4 2020: Nokia 8.3 5G, Nokia 8.1, Nokia 5.3, and Nokia 2.2
- Q1 2021: Nokia 4.2, Nokia 3.4, Nokia 2.4, Nokia 2.3, and Nokia 1.3
- Q2 2021: Nokia 6.2, Nokia 7.2, Nokia 3.2, Nokia 9 PureView, and Nokia 1 Plus
Since Nokia decided to delete the tweet, it could be possible that the roadmap has not been finalized yet. The team could make some changes like adding new devices, removing some, or changing the priority. No matter what changes Nokia Mobile comes with, we will keep you updated.