- The Nokia 6 (2017) was the first Android smartphone launched by HMD Global
- The Nokia 8 was the first flagship handset launched with Snapdragon 800 series chipset
Most Nokia phones have been upgraded to Android 9 Pie software. In fact, HMD Global is one of the very few companies that have updated almost all its phones to the latest Android software from Google. The new additions to the list are the Nokia 6 (2017) and Nokia 8. Both the Nokia 6 (2017) and Nokia 8 aren’t very new devices, but as the track record goes like for HMD Global, it never forgets the old phones due to the new ones. On Wednesday, the company officially announced that Nokia 6 (2017) and Nokia 8 are now getting the Android 9 Pie software update. This information has been officially confirmed by HMD Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas via a tweet. To recall, the Nokia 6 (2017) was one of the first phones by the company after it made a comeback to the smartphone industry. The Nokia 6 (2017) was launched running on Android Nougat software. From Nougat to Pie the journey has been a splendid one for the Nokia 6 (2017). HMD Global is one of the few very dedicated companies to upgrade its phones to the latest Android software with the aim to offer a seamless and improved user experience.
Nokia 6 (2017) Gets Android 9 Pie Update as Promised
The original Nokia 6 was launched in India back in January 2017. The Nokia phone comes packed with a 5.5-inch display with a screen resolution of 1080×1920 pixels. On the hardware front, the Nokia 6 is powered by 1.4GHz octa-core Snapdragon 430 processor and the phone is further paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 128GB via microSD card.
On the camera front, the Nokia 6 (2017) includes a single camera on both the front and back. On the rear panel, the phone includes a 16MP camera while on the front the phone includes an 8MP camera for selfies. On the software front, the Nokia 6 was launched running on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Some months after the launch the smartphone was upgraded to Android Oreo, now Android 9 Pie is coming to the phone. The software update is expected to roll out in a phased manner. The phone is backed by 3000mAh battery.
Nokia 8 Finally Gets Android 9 Pie Update in India
Namaste India! Aapke #Nokia8 ke liye… ab tayyar hai! Aapki patience ke liye dhanyawaad,” Sarvikas tweeted announcing the coming of Android 9 Pie to its first flagship smartphone after the comeback. To recall, the Nokia 8 was launched in the month of August in 2017. The Nokia phone was launched running on Android 7.1.1 Nougat and it was later upgraded to Oreo and now to Pie. For the Nokia 8 too, the Android 9 Pie software update rollout may happen in a phased manner.
Late in December 2018, HMD announced that it’s pushing Android 9 Pie update to the Nokia 8, but the rollout was halted due to some VoLTE related issues with Indian carriers. Now HMD seems to have fixed the bug and the update is reaching Indian users of Nokia 8.
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