Android Pie for the Nokia 7 Plus Delayed Yet Again
The rollout of Android 9 Pie beyond Google’s Pixel devices has been relatively slow, with only a couple of others rolling out stable updates. HMD Global backed Nokia was expected to be one of the first to roll Android Pie out for their devices, but was beaten by OnePlus. To date, HMD devices are yet to get a taste of Pie even after being one of the devices chosen to run the Android Pie developer preview. HMD product manager Juho Sarvikas took to Twitter to shed some light on the delay:
#Android Pie ?for #Nokia 7 plus met with a couple of tricky platform specific certification bugs. We've got them now and are running final round of tests for quality assurance. Apologies for the delay. Like you know from Beta Labs, stability is there #nokiamobile
— Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) September 26, 2018
Originally, Nokia was expected to roll out the update during the month of September. The update is being delayed this time around due to some “tricky platform specific certification.” It’s unclear exactly what that means, but apparently, Nokia has managed to work the issues out. Currently, the Android 9 Pie update for the Nokia 7 Plus is running through some final quality assurance tests. There’s no timeline just yet for this update to arrive, but it definitely seems imminent at this point. Even with the delays, HMD has done a much better job of rolling out timely software updates for their devices, be it security patches or major software upgrades. Judging by their Oreo rollout, I’d say that most eligible Nokia devices should be running Pie before the year ends.