HMD Global has confirmed that all of its Nokia-branded Android smartphones will get Android 9 Pie update. HMD Global shared such info with Suomimobiili.fi, and it only reaffirms the company’s past promises when it comes to updates, it seems like HMD Global will stick to its word, it’s nice to see that HMD Global plans to upgrade all of its Nokia-branded Android handsets, not only the ones that are a part of Google’s Android One project.
Some of you are probably wondering how many phones is that, as HMD Global had introduced quite a few Nokia-branded devices thus far. Well, we’re looking at 16 phones here, including: the Nokia X5, X6, 1, 2, 2.1, 3, 3.1, 5, 5.1, 6, 6.1, 6.1 Plus, 7, 8, 8 Sirocco, and the 7 Plus. The Nokia 7 Plus already has access to Android 9 Pie in form of a Developer Preview build, but a stable build is expected to land in the near future. Now, Android one handsets will probably get the update first, but it remains to be seen what are HMD Global’s plans exactly when it comes to the order of updating all of these phones. HMD Global may decide to share a precise timetable for these update, but we’re still not sure, as the company may just start updating them in the near future without any additional info.
Android 9 Pie was introduced by Google earlier this month, after the company released four Developer Preview builds. Android 9 Pie is not just an iterative update, as it brings quite a few new features, while it also changes the design of Android quite a bit. Google has completely revamped the quick toggles menu, while the Settings menu has been updated as well. Google’s take on gesture navigation has been implemented in this build as well, even though it’s not forced on consumers just yet, but it will be if you decide to purchase the Pixel 3 or 3 XL, as it seems like neither of those two phones will offer on-screen buttons. If you’d like to read more about Android 9 Pie, click here.