HMD Global plans on finishing up the dissemination of Android 9 Pie to its Nokia handsets before the first half of 2019 comes to an end. The Nokia licensee passed along its road map to Android Authority. First up to receive the latest Android build will be the Nokia 5 and Nokia 3.1 Plus. The former was released in June 2017 while the latter is only three months old. Android 9 Pie is expected to hit both devices by the end of this week.
The Nokia 6 might be two years old, but the handset is penciled in for its Android 9 Pie update in a week or two. HMD's Chief Product Officer, Juho Sarvikas, says that the company is almost done with the Dolby Atmos surround-sound feature that will be added to the phone with the update. The last two Nokia models receiving Android 9 Pie will be the Nokia 1 and Nokia 3. This should take place in the beginning of the second quarter of 2019. Other unnamed Nokia phones should be updated before the latter two models receive the new files.
HMD Global manufacturers most of its Nokia handsets under the Android One branding. As a result, it promises that these models will receive two years of Android updates and three years of security updates.