HMD Global, the company responsible for bringing back the Nokia-branded smartphones in the market, has announced the rollout of Android P Developer Preview 4 (Beta 3) for its Nokia 7 Plus. This comes about two weeks after Google launched the Beta 3 for its Google Pixel and Nexus lineup of devices.
Project Treble allows companies to roll out new versions of Android quickly as it separates the hardware vendor portion from the Android OS framework so that hardware makers don’t have to work on vendor implementation every time they want to issue an upgrade for the operating system framework. A Nokia Phones community moderator Laura made the announcement for the launch of Beta 3. She pointed out that HMD Global is rolling out DP4 (Beta 3) with version number 3.110 both as an OTA (Over the Air) as well as a downloadable file that users can sideload.
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One thing to note here with the update is that the OTA update “will automatically wipe all User data” from the device. The instructions post advised users to wipe their personal data before attempting to upgrade or downgrade. If you have not tried the Android P beta then you can register on Nokia Mobiles website to start receiving OTA updates. Nokia has also added support and FAQ page to make it easier for users who are unsure if they should start using the Beta version of Android P.
Nokia 7 Plus is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. The device comes with a hybrid SIM slot so that users can expand the storage that they get with the device. It sports a 6-inch full HD+ IPS LCD display with an 18:9 aspect ratio while running on a 3,800mAh battery. HMD has also added a dual 12-megapixel camera setup with Zeiss glass on the back along with a dual-tone LED flash module, and a 16-megapixel sensor on the front for selfies.