These Nokia smartphones will receive Android 10 update
HMD Global has announced the list of the Nokia phones that are first in line to receive the latest Android 10 update, the next iteration of Google's mobile operating system. According to the company, as many as 17 Nokia phones will receive the upcoming Android update starting Q4 this year. Here's the list.
According to the official announcement, HMD Global will first release Android 10 update for the Nokia 9 PureView, Nokia 8.1, and the Nokia 7.1. However, the exact roll-out schedule may vary according to the region, due to local operators' approvals.
After offering Android 10 to its premium handsets, HMD Global will release the software to ten other models in the first quarter of next year. The second list will include Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 6.1 Plus, Nokia 6.1, Nokia 4.2, Nokia 3.2, Nokia 3.1 Plus, Nokia 2.2, Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 5.1 Plus, and Nokia 1 Plus.
Lastly, by the second quarter of 2020, HMD Global will roll out Android 10 for its Nokia 2.1, Nokia 3.1, Nokia 5.1, and Nokia 1.
"We were the fastest manufacturer to upgrade from Android Oreo to Android Pie across the range," said Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer, HMD Global. "And with today's rollout plan we look set to do it even faster for Android Pie to Android 10 upgrades. We are the only manufacturer 100 percent committed to having the latest Android across the entire portfolio," he concluded.
Notably, Google had this amazing tradition of naming every new Android version after a dessert or tasty treat in alphabetical order. The practice started from Android 1.5 Cupcake and Android 1.6 Donut and continued all the way till Android 9 Pie. However, this time around, the company has ditched the dessert-based naming convention, saying Android Q would simply be called Android 10.