Official roadmap shows when your Nokia phone will receive Android 10

Official roadmap shows when your Nokia phone will receive Android 10
Now that we know the name of the next version of Android, the next question you have is "when will my phone receive it?" If you own a Nokia phone (made by HMD Global under license from Nokia), we can give you that information right now, straight from the horse's manufacturer's mouth. Nokia has released a roadmap giving us a quarter-by-quarter look at its schedule for updating its Android phones. Keep in mind that there could be changes made along the way; in the past, we've seen manufacturers regret that they released any type of schedule for software updates. Disappointed Android users are an angry group, but HMD Global apparently feels confident enough to release the roadmap.

During the middle of the fourth quarter of this year (approximately sometime in November), Nokia plans on disseminating Android 10 to the Nokia 7.1, Nokia 8.1 and the Nokia 9 PureView.  That will be followed with an update to the next group of phones early in January 2020. That batch includes the Nokia 6.1, Nokia 6.1 Plus and the Nokia 7 Plus. Early in the first quarter (which runs from January through March), Android 10 will be sent out to the Nokia 2.2, Nokia 3.1 Plus, Nokia 3.2 and the Nokia 4.2. A few weeks after those phones are updated, the latest Android build will be pushed out to the Nokia 1 Plus, Nokia 5.1 Plus and the Nokia 8 Sirocco. And four phones will be updated during the second quarter of 2020 (April through June. Those models are the Nokia 2.1, Nokia 3.1, Nokia 5.1, and the Nokia 1.


HMD Global has been pretty good about updating its phones and even kept its promise to bring Android 9 Pie to the 2017 version of the Nokia 6 back in February. The latter is powered by a Snapdragon 430 chipset and has 3GB of memory.

Android 10 features a new gesture system for navigating through the UI, system-wide dark mode, Focus Mode for Digital Wellbeing allowing users to mute notifications from distracting apps, Live Captions, improved notification settings and more.

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23 Comments

1. meanestgenius

Posts: 22035; Member since: May 28, 2014

HMD is near the top of the list as one the best smartphone OEM’s when it comes to updates, both security and full OS. There are plenty of smartphone OEM’s that can learn from them.

2. Venom

Posts: 3541; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Meanwhile on my Pixel 3A XL, I'll be front and center when Android 10 drops. Pays to have updates come directly from the Big G. I'm pretty sure the Essential phone isn't too far behind despite not even being an Android One phone.

3. aegislash

Posts: 1495; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Considering Pixel users are quite literally the only people who care about day one updates...good for you I guess?

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 22035; Member since: May 28, 2014

Exactly. Especially when those day one updates for Pixels usually come with bugs.

10. Venom

Posts: 3541; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

You mean like the day bugs the Pureview had and still has?

12. meanestgenius

Posts: 22035; Member since: May 28, 2014

Nope. I mean like the bugs the Pixel line has been having since its OG release.

18. Sufficient

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 23, 2019

Hahaha

24. Venom

Posts: 3541; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

You mean the bugs that are plaguing users on the Nokia forums, the bugs that you are trying so hard to deny and turn a blind eye to?

25. meanestgenius

Posts: 22035; Member since: May 28, 2014

Nope. I mean like the bugs and issues that been plaguing Pixel users since the launch of the OG Pixel, which are well documented and continue to happen. You know, the bugs and issues they you are trying so hard to deny and turn a blind eye to.

9. Venom

Posts: 3541; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

*throws Pokeball* I guess you would have that attitude if you were a user of other OEMs that never update their devices. Don't be a killjoy just because your party is a bust. Now get back into your pokeball.

15. aegislash

Posts: 1495; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

I had a Nexus 6. I got literally no feeling from a week of release update that was different than a four month late update. I literally just do not care. As long as the phone performs well and does what I need it do, I couldn’t care less about the version number. (Though I will admit that I love UI overhauls, so like when Lollipop launched I was itching to try but couldn’t because #Galaxylife) Also, no. I am an out-of-the-ball kinda Pokémon, thank you very much.

16. aegislash

Posts: 1495; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Also I would like to add that I thoroughly enjoyed everything about the Nexus 6. Definitely one of my most favorite phones. I miss those front firing speakers so much. And, at the time, the display was massive. Another plus. Definitely a great experience overall.

22. Venom

Posts: 3541; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I enjoyed the Nexus 6 as well. I actually miss that device. Your point?

23. Venom

Posts: 3541; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Congratulations because I don't care. When it offers features, like system wide dark mode, that I've been waiting on for, then yeah I am going to be stoked about it on day one. Same thing with monthly security updates on day one. That's one of the points of owning a Pixel device, updates. The sullen attitude is just people trying to make excuses for not getting them on other OEMs. I insist. Now get into your pokeball. *tosses Masterball*

28. meanestgenius

Posts: 22035; Member since: May 28, 2014

My OnePlus 7 Pro has system wide dark mode. It’s not like that’s a Pixel only feature. Updates on day one don’t mean squat when they often come riddled with bugs and issues and break functionality, like on Pixels. The smug attitude you’re taking regarding “day one” updates for Pixels is just an excuse for you not wanting to address the issue of Pixel updates bringing more issues than any other Android smartphone.

7. VariableCheapskate

Posts: 137; Member since: May 29, 2019

Also pays off to have both the headphone jack and SD card expansion on a phone that gets regular updates.

11. Venom

Posts: 3541; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Which is why I said the 7.1 is still the best Nokia phone available in the US because it has both. *sips drink*

13. meanestgenius

Posts: 22035; Member since: May 28, 2014

I’d gladly give up both if it meant better performance, better camera,, bigger battery.... *sips drink and eats mini turkey burger sliders*

20. Venom

Posts: 3541; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

If a phone was really as good as some people say, then they wouldn't have to try so hard to sell it lol. Some things are worth more to others than what what it's worth to you. End of story. *sips beer*

26. meanestgenius

Posts: 22035; Member since: May 28, 2014

If a phone is really the best phone ever as some people say, they wouldn’t have to try so hard to sell it by yelling “....best phone ever” whenever any article is posted, lol. Some things are worth more to you than *what they are worth to others. Now that is the end of the story. *sips tequila and eats turkey burger sliders with turkey bacon on it*

19. Sufficient

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 23, 2019

I just hope we don't get disappointed...

21. Venom

Posts: 3541; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Well I was disappointed with the Pureview in that it wasn't what I thought it was going to be.

27. meanestgenius

Posts: 22035; Member since: May 28, 2014

I doing we will be disappointed with it, like many people, including me, have been disappointed with the plethora of bugs and issues that the Pixel line has been having.

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