After a long delay, finally, Nokia is rolling out the stable Android 11 update for the Nokia 8.3 5G. Apparently, this is the first Nokia devices to be served with Android 11 firmware.
The Finnish company is running behind its original schedule. Because as per the original roadmap, Nokia phones should have received the Android 11 update in Q4 of 2020. However, the update is rolling out now, i.e. almost halfway of Q1 2021.
Android 11 does not bring a bunch of aesthetic changes, and you would barely notice any changes if you are coming from Android 10. But there are several fine tunings and improvements to the already existing features that will make your day-to-day usage easier.
For instance, it packs chat bubbles, a conversation section in the notifications area, a one-time permissions option, volume adjustment interface change, dedicated media playback widget, etc.
Nokia 8.3 5G is the same phone that is used in the Bond 007 movie. The phone is an overall decent mid-range offering from Nokia, but could not create the impact that it was meant to.
Coming back to the update, as per an official announcement, the Nokia 8.3 5G Android 11 update is live for users in limited regions in the first batch as it is rolling out in waves.
The Nokia 8.3 5G Android 11 rollout is expected to be 100% complete by February 7
As usual, the update is rolling out via OTA in batches. So, it will take some time before reaching all the Nokia 8.3 5G units across the globe.
The regions where the update is currently rolling out includes Bahrain, Belgium, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Hong Kong, Iceland, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Macau, Morocco, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Tunisia, UAE, USA, Vietnam.
These markets will receive the Android 11 gradually only. Notably, 10% of Nokia 8.3 5G users will receive the Android 11 update. While 50% of the update will reach users by February 5. It is expected to be completed by 100% by February 7, 2021.
Note that Nokia 8.3 5G runs on Android One. You can check for the update manually by heading over to Settings>>System. Then you need to go to Advanced>>System Update. Here tap the Check for update button to see if the update is available in your region or not.
If the phone detects the update, then you can follow the on-screen instructions shown on your phone and begin downloading the update.
Now that the Android 11 update has begun rolling out, Nokia has some catching up to do. As per the official roadmap, eight Nokia phones were expected to get updated with Android 11.