21 August 2018
Nokia has been making some decent phones off late and has been regularly offering updates to add more features to the existing lineup. Recently it started the rollout of Android 9 Pie on the Nokia 7 Plus and now we hear that almost all Nokia phones are in the line to get the latest Android OS.
Recently in response to a users’ query, Nokia announced that “Nokia 3, 5, 6 and 8 will get Android 9 Pie. The company also announced that the rollout will be done in a phased manner to ensure a secure roll-out experience. Nokia 7 Plus is part of the Android One program, which guarantees two years of software updates, including Pie.”
Hi, Android Pie will be available for the Nokia 3, 5, 6 and 8. Roll-out will be phased as usual to secure quality delivery. Nokia 7 Plus is part of the Android One program, which guarantees two years of software updates, including Pie.— Nokia Mobile (@Nokiamobile) August 8, 2018
When users asked for the status of other devices, Nokia was quick to respond via another tweet.
Hi, HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, remains committed to our promise of pure, secure and up to date android. We will work together with our community of beta testers to ensure our fans receive the best pure experience of Android Pie. Stay tuned for further updates.— Nokia Mobile (@Nokiamobile) August 14, 2018
However, reports now suggest that all of Nokia’s devices will get Android 9 Pie. It seems that Nokia is converting all the existing phones to either Android One or Android Go to ensure longer support window.
It can be safely assumed that the developer testing for these phones must be ongoing and the official rollout may start with the more current devices first. Though Nokia has not confirmed any timeframe to this update hence we can just wait for the announcement from the company.