Nokia has usually been on top of its game with Android software roll-outs, and is among the fastest smartphone makers to get the latest version of Android along with security patches onto its devices. And while Nokia users have been waiting for a few weeks now, Nokia has ended the wait with its announcement of Android 9.0 Pie now being delivered to the Nokia 7 Plus.
After a tweet from HMD Global Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas, we can confirm that the update is indeed now available to download on the Nokia 7 Plus. The update weighs in at 1471.3MB, and has its key change being the switch to Android 9.0 Pie, along with the new system navigation, settings and notification style, adaptive battery and brightness, and the new camera v9.0 app. If you have a Nokia 7 Plus, head on over to your settings, and check for a new update now; you should be able to download it right away.
The Nokia 7 Plus is one of the company’s first Android One devices, although Nokia now has all of its current-generation devices on the Android One program. Thanks to its light software, Nokia has been able to ensure timely software updates on its devices over the last few months. Now that the software has rolled out to the Nokia 7 Plus, it’s likely that the rest of the Nokia range will also receive Android 9.0 Pie updates soon.
WATCH: Nokia 7 Plus First Look
The Nokia 7 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC, and launched with Android 8.1 Oreo. While it has received smaller updates over the last few months, this is the first big update for the phone. The device comes with a 6-inch full-HD+ 18:9 aspect ratio screen, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage and a dual-camera setup at the back.