Ever since HMD Global brought the iconic Nokia brand back, the Finnish company has launched quite a few Android-powered Nokia smartphones. One of the highlights of HMD Global’s Nokia-branded smartphones is that they all run stock Android, and thus, and get the latest updates much faster than their competitors.
This year, HMD Global has gone even further, bringing almost all of its 2018 smartphones under Google’s Android One program. This means that these mobile devices stand to receive updates/security patches before others, straight from Google.
Now, it seems those efforts are bearing fruit, as the Nokia 7 Plus is all set to get the stable build of the latest Android 9 Pie by the end of September 2018. The upper mid-range smartphone, which was launched earlier this year (along with Nokia 6.1 and Nokia 8 Sirocco) is one of the few non-Pixel smartphones to have been included in the Android beta program. Now that the beta testing is in its final stages, HMD Global has mentioned that Nokia 7 Plus will receive Android 9.0 Pie by the end of next month.
The confirmation came from none other than HMD Global’s Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas, who was in India at the launch of the Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 5.1 Plus. This would make Nokia 7 Plus the first Snapdragon 6XX-series smartphone to run the latest version of Android.
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Other smartphones in HMD Global’s portfolio will also get Android Pie in the coming months. HMD Global, yesterday, launched the Nokia 6.1 Plus (also known as Nokia X6 in China) in India. With Nokia 6.1 Plus, the Finnish company is aiming to steal market share from brands like Xiaomi, Samsung and Honor, which dominate the mid-range segment.