Although HMD Global is stingy about releasing bootloader unlock codes and kernel sources, everything else about the company is spot on. Not only do they offer a wide range of devices across every price point, but also excellent software support for all devices, regardless of the price. As promised by the company earlier this year, Nokia devices have been receiving a lot of Android Pie updates. The Nokia 6.1 recently received Android Pie and now the Nokia 7.1 is joining the ranks.
New day, and a new serving of Pie coming right up. Nokia 7.1 now on Android 9. ?? pic.twitter.com/ZPupm6TAmR
— Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) November 27, 2018
The Nokia 7.1 was announced in October as part of the Android One program. It’s available in the U.S.and other markets. It should serve as a reasonable solution for those who do not want to spend too much on a smartphone. The Nokia 7.1 launched with Android Oreo 8.1 and since it is a part of the Android One program, an update to Pie was inevitable.
Chief Product Officer at HMD Global, Juho Sarvikas, announced on Twitter that Android Pie is rolling out for the Nokia 7.1. The update brings the usual array of Pie goodies, such as Adaptive Battery, App Actions, Slices, Adaptive Brightness, and so much more. Since this is an Android One device software is devoid of bloatware. Its also how Nokia devices are able to receive Pie before many others. Like all previous updates, this is a phased rollout, so it will not be available on all devices at the start. You may have to wait a while for the OTA to hit your device. Sideloading isn't an option just yet either.