HMD Global Now Confirms All the Nokia Smartphones Will Receive Android P Update

Just yesterday, HMD Global’s Australian unit confirmed that the company will release the Android 8.0 Oreo update to the existing Nokia models before the end of 2017. And now, HMD’s Philippines unit confirmed that all the current Nokia Android devices will get Android P update next year when it goes official.

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It’s good to see HMD making a promise on software upgrades, and so far, the company has delivered what it has promised. So, HMD will release the Android P update next year to the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6, and the Nokia 8 right after Google announces it.

Hopefully, all the HMD’s upcoming Nokia smartphones will also be upgraded to Android P. HMD is expected to release at least two more smartphones by the end of 2017- a bezel-less flagship smartphone to compete with the likes of Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Apple iPhone X, and LG V30. Also in the pipeline is the entry-level Nokia 2 smartphone.

The Nokia 2, which might come out in October is slated to be the company’s low-end smartphone, replacing the Nokia 3. The smartphone is expected to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 chipset, coupled with 2GB of RAM, and a 5-inch HD display. Other details about the Nokia 2 are scarce at the moment.

Bearing the low-end hardware, the Nokia 2 may not be able to run Android P update, however, we have to wait and see what HMD has got under its sleeves.

As of now, there are very few smartphones already confirmed to receive Android P update. Xiaomi’s recently released Mi A1 will get the update because it’s part of the Android One program by Google and the Moto X4 Android One Edition which was recently released in the US also confirmed to receive the update. The Android P update will first hit Google Pixel smartphones, and then manufacturers will rework for their smartphones.

HMD is delivering its promises on time, but the sad part is the three mid-range Nokia smartphones were poor performers, especially, the performance of the phones was terrible. And the software optimisation is to be blamed here, which is mated with poor hardware. The Nokia 6 is a great looking smartphone, but HMD’s decision to go with a Full HD display and Snapdragon 430 ruined the device. We’re yet to test out the Nokia 8 flagship smartphone though.

Chakri is a go-to guy for your next smartphone recommendation. Back in his engineering days, he used to play with smartphones by installing custom ROMs and that passion got him into the tech industry. He still goes nuts about a smartphone knocking his door for review. Currently managing everything at Telecom Talk, Chakri is trying to master PUBG Mobile in his free time.

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geek

Its about F time that Google starts in-house chip manufacture. Or else Android wont go far.

Kaushik
Kaushik

Full HD and SD430 is not a problem, I have used a number of highly optimized sd430 phones with fullHD screens!

Nikhil
Nikhil

Which one? Only Lenovo K6 power is good one!!!!! If you are talking about Moto G5 then let it be….. NO MORE Moto devices!!!!!

Kaushik
Kaushik

LG Stylus 2 plus. Still an excellent workhorse. Also LG Q6+.

Nikhil
Nikhil

LG Q6+ isn’t that good….battery

Nikhil
Nikhil

I will prefer cheaper redmi 4 anyday and root it to lineage OS or resurrection remix…..I hate redmi series only for lack of great camera and Heavy MIUI!!!!!Lenovo P2 gives better back up than any of these phones!!!!!

Kaushik
Kaushik

As far as battery goes only 4 phones have impressed me: Samsung A9 Pro, Gionee A1, Gionee A1 Plus and Asus ZenFone Zoom S. I am yet to see better battery life on a phone than these 4.

Nikhil
Nikhil

You use so much of phones? Is Gionee good brand? I haven’t looked out of One plus/Honor/Redmi in last three years!!!!! Lost One plus 3 unfortunately!!!!! Waiting for One plus 5!!!! Price is too much high!!!!!

Nikhil
Nikhil

Samsung A9 Pro is fantastic but it’s too old now…. It got updated to Nougat recently and not that much upgrade….. They didn’t release 2016 version of it neither 2017….also They didn’t release Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) in India….. Let’s see… HAVEN’T TRIED Asus phones due to UI and high price!!!!!! Lenovo P2 is still fantastic for battery….. MOTO E4 Plus too!!!! But not so much of Rom development!!!!!

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