Chinese version of Nokia 6 (TA-1000) gets official support for Google services

Nokia 6 made its debut on the market back in January, but the phone remains China-exclusive. Starting this month, Nokia 6 will be available for purchase in the United States, while Europeans are expected to get it later.

However, the Chinese variant of the Nokia 6 does not come with support for Google services, whereas the international model has them installed by default. Well, it appears that HMD Global was concerned about the issue and decided to allow Nokia 6 owners in China choose whether or not they want to install any of Google's apps on their phones.

The latest update for Nokia 6, the one that we reported about last week, brings the July security update and a couple of fixes. What's not mentioned in the changelog is the fact that Nokia 6 users now have the option to install the Google Play Store app on their phones.

So, while the update doesn't directly install Google Play Store on the Chinese Nokia 6 (TA-1000), it allows users to download the APK file so that they can benefit from Google's services.

Since the Nokia 6 (TA-1000) has its bootloader locked, it's almost impossible to root and install Google services, which makes the new update more important than ever.

source: NPU, Nokiamob

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  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera) 8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
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