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.


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.

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September 30, 2017 4:24 pm 4:24 PM

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

September 30, 2017 12:50 pm 12:50 PM

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

September 30, 2017 7:01 pm 7:01 PM

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

October 1, 2017 4:47 am 4:47 AM

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

October 1, 2017 12:45 pm 12:45 PM

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!!!!!

October 1, 2017 6:50 pm 6:50 PM

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.

October 2, 2017 2:10 pm 2:10 PM

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!!!!!

October 2, 2017 2:07 pm 2:07 PM

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!!!!!

October 1, 2017 12:43 pm 12:43 PM

LG Q6+ isn’t that good….battery

September 30, 2017 11:27 am 11:27 AM
Hats off to HMD Global for being so ‘prioritised’ on what the customer gets in return for purchasing a Nokia device. They have gone on to confirm Android P upgrade (thats an upgrade, not an update. An ‘upgrade’ refers to an OS change/overhaul whereas an ‘update’ refers to a change/tweak major or minor but within the version). These guys have just re-entered the market and are already doing all the right things. Whereas, the fairly known players – includes Lenovo led Motorola, LG – which are exceptionally good manufacturers are shying away from doing this one thing that ensures customer… Read more »
September 30, 2017 12:52 pm 12:52 PM

ALL THE PHONES Hangs after a bit of heavy usage!!!!! Snapdragon 430 isn’t great choice at 15000!!!!!Still two years of Updates is great thing….. MOTOROLA HAS LOST IT….. Nobody will buy it again…. I would like to see Sales of Motorola Moto G6 plus!!!!! By the way Moto X play and Moto X Force and Moto X style will get Nougat Update for sure(7.1.1)

October 1, 2017 4:51 am 4:51 AM

I posted maybe one year ago on TT that Motorola team is no more and its completely a lenovo product since 2016. Now you guys are seeing that in practice….

September 30, 2017 12:51 pm 12:51 PM

You will find android optimizations are far worse a matter than it seems. Nokia may get burnt on this. Lets wait and watch.