17 Nokia Smartphones to Receive Android 10 Update in the Next One Year

When it comes to rolling out software updates on time, no other manufacturer can beat HMD Global and the company is now gearing up for Android 10 release

Highlights
  • Android 10 aka Android Q update to reach at least 17 Nokia smartphones
  • HMD Global to start the rollout in Q4 2019

Nokia smartphones are known for software updates and HMD Global wants to keep up on that aspect. Google recently released a new brand identity for Android, saying that the upcoming Android Q will be called just Android 10 without any dessert name. While Google did not reveal when it’s going to rollout stable version of Android 10 to Pixel smartphones, HMD Global went ahead and released a roadmap of Android 10 update for Nokia smartphones. According to HMD Global, 17 Nokia smartphones released in the last couple of years will receive Android Q or Android 10 update by Q2 2020. The first Nokia smartphones to receive the update would be Nokia 8.1, Nokia 9 PureView and Nokia 7.1, whereas the last ones in this cycle would be Nokia 2.1, Nokia 3.1, Nokia 5.1 and Nokia 1.

Which Nokia Smartphone Will Receive Android 10 Update First?

When it comes to rolling out software updates on time, no other manufacturer can beat HMD Global. We all know OnePlus rolls out the software updates first to its smartphones, but OnePlus’ product catalogue is very limited and it will be limited going forward as well. That’s not the case with HMD Global as the manufacturer has managed to push Android P update to more than 15 smartphones- something which no other brand in the industry has done.

Now, HMD Global is all geared up for Android 10 release to the Nokia smartphones. The Finnish upstart company says HMD will release the update first to Nokia 8.1, Nokia 9 PureView and Nokia 7.1 in Q4 2019. Followed by these phones, the Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 6.1 will get the update sometime in early 2020. In Q1 2020, HMD Global promises to release Android 10 update to seven smartphones including Nokia 2.2, Nokia 3.1 Plus, Nokia 3.2, Nokia 4.2, Nokia 1 Plus, Nokia 5.1 Plus and Nokia 8 Sirocco. Lastly, in Q2 2020, the Nokia 2.1, Nokia 3.1, Nokia 5.1 and Nokia 1 will get the update.

At the IFA 2019 tech show, HMD Global is expected to release at least two smartphones- the Nokia 7.2 and the Nokia 6.2, and both of them are expected to come out with Android 9 Pie itself. So chances are that these two phones will also get the update first alongside the Nokia 8.1, Nokia 9 PureView and Nokia 7.1.

HMD Global to Rollout Quarterly Security Updates to Older Phones

In a surprising piece of news, HMD Global also confirmed that it would be rolling out quarterly security updates to Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6 and Nokia 8 for another one year. Already, the company has updated all the four phones with two major Android iterations, and in the third year, it’s planning to provide quarterly security updates. To recall, the Nokia 8 was the company’s flagship phone launched back in 2017 with Android Nougat on board. Later on, it was updated to Android 8.0 Oreo, Android 8.1 Oreo and Android 9 Pie. While it may not receive the Android 10 update, it will at least get security updates every three months.

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Vinayak

Is the Nokia 6.1 plus a good buy @ 10999?

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Senthil

yes ..if you can live with average low light photos and slightly weak camera

Senthil

correction: slightly weak battery

Nikhil

But Realme 2 Pro at 8999 instead.

V vinayak pai

Any other suggestions? I prefer a stock android phone. Not too sure about color os hence not going for real me. Thanks in advance

Nikhil

Moto G7/Moto One Power is great too. Wait for Asus Zenfone Max Pro M3.

Vinayak

Moto One Power is out of stock on flipkart. Have been trying to purchase it since the past few days. SHall wait for Asus Zenfone Max Pro M3

Nikhil

Xiaomi Mi A2 and Xiaomi Mi A3 are also good options.

Nikhil

You can wait for couple of months for the launch of Moto G8/G8 Plus. It will be launched with snapdragon 665/710 respectively in my opinion. It might come with snapdragon 675 as well. 48 MP camera for sure at the back and 25MP camera on the front. Moto G7 is good choice at 11000-12000 if you want stock Android only(Unfortunately Moto G7 Plus didn’t launched). Don’t know whether updates will be provided or not. But it’s optimized to have great battery life. 3000 with 15Watt charger in the box and 4-4.5hours of screen on time with moderate usage(provided you have… Read more »

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