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All Nokia smartphones likely to get Android P update starting August

The timeframe mentioned by the Nokia executive is in line with what Google has promised.

  • Published: July 2, 2018 9:53 AM IST
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Earlier this year, a HMD Global executive went on record to confirm that all Nokia-branded smartphones launched till now will get the Android P update. Now we have a timeline on when the Android update could be rolled out for users.

The folks at NPU have shared a screenshot of an alleged mail sent by Nokia Mobile Care. This mail all but confirms that the latest version of Android will start rolling out for Nokia smartphones sometime in August. The timeline is quite generic, and the roll out dates for individual devices are bound to differ.

Having said that, the timeframe does match with Google’s promise. The company had previously revealed that it plans to roll out the latest Android P update to select smartphones sometime in Q3, 2018. Google will no doubt start with its flagship Pixel series, but devices part of the Android One program too are bound to get the update soon after.

Watch: How to install Android P Beta on select smartphones

All the recently launched Nokia smartphones are part of the Android One program. As they run stock Android OS, it is easy to roll out software updates on time. The smartphones in question include the Nokia 1, Nokia 2, Nokia 2.1, Nokia 3, Nokia 3.1, Nokia 5, Nokia 5.1, Nokia 6, Nokia 6.1, Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 8, and Nokia 8 Sirocco.

HMD Global recently started rolling out Android P Beta 2 for the Nokia 7 Plus. The smartphone was one of the initial devices to have access to the early developer preview version of Android P.

It is worth noting that this is not an official announcement from HMD Global. Instead, it is a reply from a service center executive, who are ill-informed quite often. It is advisable you take this information with the proverbial pinch of salt.

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  • Published Date: July 2, 2018 9:53 AM IST