All Nokia smartphones will be updated to Android 9 Pie, not just Android One devices

The Nokia 7 Plus is likely to be the first to be updated to Android 9 Pie since it's the only HMD smartphone enrolled in the Developer Preview program...
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29. Leo_MC

Posts: 6948; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Stupid me who bought a Samsung instead of Nokia...

30. yalokiy

Posts: 923; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Sure, if version number is more important for you than better quality, more features and much better camera.

32. meanestgenius

Posts: 21619; Member since: May 28, 2014

Nokia branded smartphones offer some of the best, if not the best, build quality in the smartphone industry. Software support is top notch, so that only adds to the quality of the smartphone. Also, many people prefer the smoother, clutter free experience that stock Android brings, as it provides for easier security and full OS updstes. What HMD is doing here needs to applauded, and other smartphone OEM's like Samsung should follow, as it pertains to updates.

35. yalokiy

Posts: 923; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Build quality seems to be good, at least their phones are hard to bend. But who buys phones for bending? They do get fast security updates, but that's thanks to using featureless stock Android. Combine this with lackluster camera performance, cheaper internals for higher price and the result is cunning chinese HMD trying to convince us that their overpriced devices are the legendary Nokia.

37. meanestgenius

Posts: 21619; Member since: May 28, 2014

Plenty of people buy smartphones for sturdiness and the ability to withstand the rigors of time. And that’s the point of using “featureless” stock Android, isn’t it? In addition to providing smother performance. These are midrange smartphones we are talking about. You really can’t seriously be comparing the internals and camera performance of high end flagships to mid rangers. That’s ridiculous. However, I would wager that Nokia mid rangers perform better than Samsung mid rangers. And overpriced??? LMAO LMAO LMAO LMAO! Do you see the cost of flagships today??? Now THAT’S overpriced. But go ahead and be suckered into buying a smartphone that cost more than you make in a week for performance that quickly gets bogged down by that heavy overlay Samsung puts over Android. I’ll gladly stick with my “featureless” stock Android, that consistently provides a smooth experience for the long haul.

39. yalokiy

Posts: 923; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Where was noted that we speak about midrange smartphones?Where did I compare internals and camera of high end flagships to mid rangers? I was and I am speaking in general. For the same price of a given hmd device there are better options to get, with better internals, camera and more software features. If you are willing to overpay for nokia brand with featureless but smooth stock Android, monthly updates, weaker internals and lackluster camera, that's your choice.

41. meanestgenius

Posts: 21619; Member since: May 28, 2014

You’re on a HMD/Nokia article, and they predominantly put out midrange smartphones. You also mentioned weaker internals, and the SoC is part of the internals. These midrangers also have midrange cameras, so OF COURSE you were talking about midrangers. Don’t assume that everyone is a fool. It only makes YOU look foolish. And for the same price, Samsung, of whom we have been taking about in addition to HMD, doesn’t put out better quality. But way to try and shift the conversation away from Samsung. It’s duly noted. If you are willing to pay exorbitant prices for a brand whose feature-filled overlay bogs the smartphones that use it down after a few months, then have at it. I’ll stick with my stock Android, smoother, more consistent performance with the timely and ever important monthly security updates, timely full OS updates, and great overall quality that Nokia branded smartphones that HMD provides, at a reasonable price at that.

43. yalokiy

Posts: 923; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Whatever, you totally miss the point I am trying to say. But go on, it's part of your choice as well.

44. meanestgenius

Posts: 21619; Member since: May 28, 2014

And you’re clearly missing my point, so how about you stick to your choice and I’ll stick to mine and leave it at that.

40. hemedans

Posts: 753; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

NOKIA 8 probably is best budget sd835 phone. Cheaper than Nokia 7 plus. And beauty of using flagship class soc is that you can sideload any pixel software you want, like pixel camera software.

34. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

It's always sketch when they say all will be updated... but have no timeline at all to note. We've saw other OEM do this in past and drag their ass getting it done. Until then just blowing smoke, Fan buts be damned.

42. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3112; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Spoken like a true Samsung fan.

38. meanestgenius

Posts: 21619; Member since: May 28, 2014

It’s always funny how people get so triggered when an OEM says that they will update their entire lineup, while they conveniently forget how HMD has already been delivering on its promise. Haters and trolls be damned.
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