Now that the final name of Android 10 has been confirmed and we’re weeks away from the public release, we’re going to begin seeing device makers share their Android 10 update plans. HMD Global is one of the first to reveal that info.
HMD Global has confirmed that it’ll begin rolling out Android 10 updates to its Nokia smartphone starting in Q4 2019. A total of 17 Nokia phones will be updated to Android 10, ranging from entry-level models like the Nokia 1 and Nokia 2.2 all the way up to the Nokia 8.1 and the Nokia 9 PureView.
Here’s what HMD Global’s current Android 10 update schedule looks like:
- Q4 2019: Nokia 9 PureView, Nokia 8.1, Nokia 7.1
- Q4 2019 to Q1 2020: Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 6.1 Plus, Nokia 6.1
- Q1 2020: Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 5.1 Plus, Nokia 4.2, Nokia 3.2, Nokia 3.1 Plus, Nokia 2.2, Nokia 1 Plus
- Q2 2020: Nokia 5.1, Nokia 3.1, Nokia 2.1, Nokia 1
“With a proven track record in delivering software updates fast, Nokia smartphones were the first whole portfolio to benefit from a 2-letter upgrade from Android Nougat to Android Oreo and then Android Pie,” said Juho Sarvikas, HMD Global’s Chief Product Officer. “We were the fastest manufacturer to upgrade from Android Oreo to Android Pie across the range. And with today’s roll out plan we look set to do it even faster for Android Pie to Android 10 upgrades. We are the only manufacturer 100% committed to having the latest Android across the entire portfolio. Thank you to everyone in our Beta programmes who help to build on our unique Android promise and ensure your Nokia phone experience just keeps getting better.”
HMD Global has been one of the best device makers when it comes to keeping its Android phones up-to-date, committing to three years of regular security updates and two years of OS upgrades for its Nokia handsets. Considering HMD’s history of providing software updates, it’s not surprising that it plans to update nearly 20 devices to Android 10, but it’s still great to get confirmation direct from HMD.
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