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HMD Global ends Nokia 7 Plus Android P Developer Preview Program, stable OTA update might be coming

HMD had promised to ship the stable build of Android 9 Pie to Nokia 7 Plus in September.

  • Published: September 19, 2018 2:50 PM IST
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HMD Global has now ended the Android P Developer Preview Program for Nokia smartphones. The company has stopped taking new registrations for the Nokia 7 Plus Android 9 Pie Beta program, and has officially sent out emails to all the users who participated in the program.

“Many thanks for being part of very first Nokia phones Android 9 Pie developer preview program. With your valuable feedback, the release will soon be ready and available to millions of users,” noted email via TelecomTalk.

To recall, Google’s stable release for Pixel devices rolled out after the Beta 4. HMD shipped the Android 9.0 Pie DP4 (Beta 4) last month, but then it was later followed by another beta update.

Last week, HMD rolled out the last Android 9.0 Pie beta update for the Nokia 7 Plus hinting that a stable version might be rolling soon. The latest OTA update carried version number v3.190 and it was around 1.5GB in size. It brought gesture controls, new settings menu and notification management.

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The upper mid-range Nokia 7 Plus was one of the few non-Pixel smartphones to be included in the Android 9.0 Pie beta program. Now after the registration suspension, it seems that the stable Pie update is around the corner.

As it is, during the Nokia 6.1 Plus India launch last month, HMD had promised to ship the stable build of the latest Android 9 Pie by the end of September to all Nokia 7 Plus users.

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  • Published Date: September 19, 2018 2:50 PM IST