All Nokia smartphones will receive Android P updates, HMD promises

All Nokia smartphones will receive Android P updates, HMD promises
HMD Global is slowly becoming Nokia's worthy successor and that's not only because it launches smartphones wearing the brand of the Finnish company. The well-thought portfolio of products covering almost all price ranges and the support it offers customers is clearly part of a larger plan meant to take over the world.

Although some of the most interesting devices HMD launched until now were initially released in China, variations of those devices made it worldwide eventually. Hopefully, the same will happen with the recently unveiled Nokia X6.

During its #ChargedUp event, HMD Global announced that all its Nokia smartphones launched on the market until now, along with the ones introduced today, will be updated to Android P after Google releases it later this fall.

HMD has already delivered on its promise to update its last year Nokia-branded smartphones to Android Oreo, so there's a high chance it will keep its promise once again. If you planned on getting one of HMD's smartphones, you can be sure that the Finnish company will provide timely Android update and security patches.

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20 Comments

1. antroid

Posts: 357; Member since: Jan 24, 2018

this is great news

11. sgodsell

Posts: 6585; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Considering Nokia's last Lumia smartphone was back in 2014. And Nokia's first smartphone since then was the Nokia 6 which arrived back in January 2017. Then it only makes sense that all of Nokia's smartphones will receive Android P.

13. lallolu

Posts: 724; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

It makes sense, but not all manufacturers are sensible. Take LG V20 for example. It is still on Nougat it came with in October 2016.

2. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3037; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

This is how it should be done. As long as they continue to release timely security updates it will be worth it.

3. Linn_Drum

Posts: 79; Member since: Mar 21, 2018

Definitely the brand to get if you desire quick updates and security patches. No one beats them apart from Google themselves.

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 20999; Member since: May 28, 2014

They’ve even beaten Google a few times when it comes to fast security updates, so that makes them even more desirable, IMO.

15. Venom

Posts: 2679; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I agree. If you want a decent OEM outside of Google then you can't go wrong with a Nokia phone provided they actually release one that is usable on ALL carriers. Otherwise the Pixel phones are still the best pure Android experience.

16. meanestgenius

Posts: 20999; Member since: May 28, 2014

It’s also not bad that Nokia branded smartphones produced by HMD also outsell the likes of the Google Pixel, Sony, OnePlus and others. Just goes to show you what the market wants: a well designed, sturdily built smartphone that has a proven track record when it comes to OS updates, fast monthly security updates that have even been sent out to their smartphones quicker than Google at times, and that run on the dominant GSM networks so they can be used all over the world.

17. Venom

Posts: 2679; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

According to some misguided people, the world exists without the US. People who aren't able to use GSM at the moment because AT&T or T-Mobile offer service in their area are just out of luck. Some people need to realize that just because a phone is GSM only doesn't mean that it can be used everywhere outside the US. At least phones like the Pixel and Essential phone are able to be used wherever in the US.

18. meanestgenius

Posts: 20999; Member since: May 28, 2014

Some people get triggered by anything that others say, lol. It’s like being a puppet master pulling their strings. GSM is the dominant network for a reason. Those carriers that are using CDMA are moving away from it became its outdated and obsolete technology. Most major CDMA carriers are already moving their customers to VoLTE to get them off of CDMA. Some people just are too ignorant to understand that the world of technology moves and advances at incredible speeds, and the obsolete gets left behind and discarded. Some people are also too ignorant to realize that GSM networks exist all over the world, especially outside of the U.S. Nokia branded smartphones produced by HMD are positioned to be future proof, as CDMA is fading fast. OEM’s understand this.

19. Venom

Posts: 2679; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Some people are so threatened by choice. Some people just don't want to admit that they are customers on all carriers who would benefit from having an affordable device like the Nokia phone. They think that the US is not part of the world. They are so ignorant and blinded by their own misguided judgment. Future proof is a misused term here since nothing is lost from adding in the bands for the CDMA carriers.

20. meanestgenius

Posts: 20999; Member since: May 28, 2014

Some people claim to be pro choice, but troll different OEM’s that others use like BlackBerry and Nokia, so their pro choice stance is all just a facade. They are so threatened by something that’s different from what they choose, so they choose to troll what’s different. They are the real ones threatened by choice, but try and project to make it seem like others are. They don’t understand that it’s a win for the consumer of there are more choices in smartphones. They also think that because they live in the U.S., the U.S. is all that matters, as if the rest of the planet doesn’t exist. It’s that kind of ignorance and xenophobia that has places like the U.S. so messed up today, but they are too blinded by their own ignorance and hate to see the facts and they choose to live in denial. They also don’t understand what “future proof” means, and they can’t seem to comprehend that CDMA is outdated and obsolete technology and that OEM’s are better served using technology like GSM and VoLTE that will be around. They don’t understand how business works.

4. SyCo87

Posts: 262; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

Aren't they all Android One devices?

12. Linn_Drum

Posts: 79; Member since: Mar 21, 2018

Only a few thus far.

5. royaldragonss

Posts: 22; Member since: Sep 27, 2016

Nicey. Just bring the Nokia 7 Plus to the US already.

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 20999; Member since: May 28, 2014

This is one of the reasons why HMD is doing the Nokia name justice. Great build quality, good features, stock Android, not nearly as many bugs as some other Android vendors that are more established, fast monthly security updates, and updating all of their devices to Android P, even the ones that launched with Nougat. Kudos to you, HMD. You’re doing great by my all time favorite smartphone OEM.

8. kevin007in

Posts: 323; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

samsung... shame on u . still awaiting oreo for s7 edge. I guess it will get it in 2020 in Canada. regret buying this phone. any takers for my phone??? $ 450 CAD

9. Papa_Ji

Posts: 758; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

almost all the new feature of upcoming 2 android version....are already present in S7. Feature less Stock android users should worry about OS updates.... All android phones are not same

10. shieryar

Posts: 22; Member since: Jun 03, 2012

Now that is a relief that my Nokia 8 will get Android P

14. kennybenny

Posts: 170; Member since: Apr 10, 2017

WOW! this reminds me of the time when Motorola was owned by Google.... It even beat out the nexus phones when it received Android Kitkat...... Moto is now owned by Slownovo which takes up to a year to release updates AND now has the worst update policy!!! This is why I would never touch a Moto again. I am Waiting for Nokia to officially launch in Canada, and there would be a 99% chance I will buy a Nokia as my next phone!!!!!

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