Nokia 6.1 Now Receiving Android Pie Update
HMD Global continues to bedazzle the market with lightning-quick updates for their devices. Nokia is one of the first major smartphone manufacturers to release Android Pie officially for their devices and to bring Google’s Digital Wellbeing to their Android One-powered smartphones – the Nokia 7 Plus and the Nokia 6 Plus. At the time, HMD Global’s Chief Product Officer of Nokia products, Juho Sarvikas, also said that Android Pie would make its way to other smartphones in the company’s lineup. The Nokia 6.1 is now the latest phone from the company to receive the update, and it’s rolling out now. The rollout was announced in typical Nokia fashion via a Tweet.
Android 9 Pie: now available on Nokia 6.1! AI-power your Nokia 6.1 as it gets smarter, faster and adapts as you use it. We are serving ? with a side of cool refreshed imaging expereince including Google Lens integration pic.twitter.com/et5fkKhbst
— Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) October 30, 2018
As Nokia 6.1 is a part of the Android One program, it’s no surprise that it is one of the first devices to receive Android Pie. The Nokia 6.1 Plus is likely the next smartphone on the list get the update, given that it has already received a beta upgrade that users can opt into if they wish. Users looking to upgrade their Nokia 6.1 will have to wait for the update to arrive on their device via OTA. The update itself brings a lot of changes to the Android system such as new gesture controls, optimized system performance, Adaptive Battery, App Actions and Slices, and more. The update also promises enhanced camera features, including Google Lens integration. The rollout is very likely going to be staged with some regions getting the update before others. The practice is in place to ensure that the rollout proceeds smoothly in case of any major bugs.