Nokia 7 Plus gets new Android 9 Pie Beta update, comes with system improvements and Google Security Patch

This could be the last beta update before Nokia rolls out a final version of Android 9 Pie update.

  • Published: September 11, 2018 9:40 AM IST
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Only a month back Nokia rolled out the Android 9.0 Pie DP4 (Beta 4) update for its Nokia 7 Plus smartphone. While that’s great, the company is getting its users even closer to a stable version of Android 9 Pie, by rolling out a new and possibly the last Android 9.0 Pie beta update for the smartphone.

The latest update, which is dubbed as v3.190 weighs roughly around 1.5GB in size and is currently available via OTA for those who have signed up for the developer preview. While the last update got gesture controls, this time around users are getting access to a new system navigation, settings menu and notification management.

The changelog also mentions a new battery optimization system, which prioritizes performance based on the importance of apps and services. Additionally, Nokia has also improved on optimization of screen brightness levels and some predictive application actions. Lastly, the update also comes with Google security patch for September 2018.

If you’re too eager to try out Android 9 Pie OS before Nokia releases a final version later in the year, then you can do so by first enrolling into Nokia’s developer program on its official website. It’s worth noting however, that downloading Android 9 Pie will make you lose all the existing data on the smartphone, so a complete backup is recommended before starting the process. Being a beta update, the operating system is still subject to a number of bugs, so be aware. While Nokia hasn’t revealed an official date for releasing the final update, it shouldn’t be that far off. So, you can choose to wait it out as well.

Watch: Nokia 7 Plus First Look

To quickly recall, the Nokia 7 Plus is priced at Rs Rs 25,999 and is currently available on Amazon India in color options of Black and White. The smartphone features a 6-inch Full HD+ display with a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels and an 18:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by a Snapdragon 660 octa-core SoC and comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. It carries a combination of a 12-megapixel and 13-megapixel camera sensors at the back and a 16-megapixel sensor at the front. The smartphone is backed by a 3,800mAh battery underneath its hood.

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  • Published Date: September 11, 2018 9:40 AM IST